The Foodie Trend Spotter: Wine on tap

In our Foodie Trend Spotter series, we look at the novel and unconventional fads creeping into bars and restaurants. This time it’s the newest way of serving wine in bars – from the tap. Wine is a drink you wouldn’t normally associate with a trend. It’s seemingly managed to escape the indignation of being caught up in a …

Wine June 8, 2015

5 wines that go great with game

Resident wine expert and restaurant manager Mark Slaney suggests five wines to go with game this Christmas (or any time of year for that matter)… The country lanes are thick with fallen leaves and it’s the season of suicidal pheasants that run backwards and forwards in front of your car rather than fly to safety. The …

Wine November 17, 2014

Wine: Julia Kemper’s 2012 Dão Branco

In the first in a new series, wine writer Mark Slaney samples Julia Kemper’s 2012 Dão Branco Dão, which is pronounced, I think, something like “down” is a historic region in the north of Portugal, pretty much centrally situated between the coast and Spanish border. I remember drinking red wines from here back in the …

Wine September 11, 2014