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I have an early meeting for my day job this morning so I am up, drinking coffee, blogging and passively watching Daybreak (I do miss the Today show with Katie Couric & Matt Lauer…). Work & life have fully launched into the new year. Already its looking good but I sometimes can’t believe just how busy things have gotten. Only a month ago I was finishing up Christmas with my family. I have just poured the very last of my Christmas coffee grinds into the coffee maker and am enjoying a few lingering cups of strong American style coffee – reminiscent of mornings with my parents over the holidays. 

Now on to February!

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Normally I am not a sherry drinker – I don’t favour the yeasty characters of a fino and the oxidised varieties tend to never quite satisfy. Last night however I plunged head first into passionate love affair with Palo Cortado.  During a catch up with one of my dearest friends, whom also happens to be my ‘Sherry-drinking’ friend, brought out this absolute beauty – Apostoles Palo Cortado Viejo, 30 year Sherry. It was nutty, fully of coffee, a light yeast and a really really really long finish (I can still taste it this morning…and yes, I brushed my teeth and had a few espressos). And having done a few quick searches, you can get your hands on it for just under £17. One thing is they have a ‘muy viejo’ as well as the ‘viejo’ that I tried. Its a bit more expensive but more widely available. It would be interesting to try the two of them side by side.

I feel a sherry tasting coming on…

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Happy New Year!

Hi friends,
Sending a belated Happy New Year to all my fellow wine lovers. I have been recovering from the holidays, jetlag and from 2012 (a year I hope to put far behind me) so I haven’t written anything in way too long. I hope to remedy that shortly and post some notes and thoughts from my recent tastings & travels. For now however, I hope you are looking towards the new year with hope and happiness – may it bring you and yours everything that you can make of it.
Lots of love x

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For anyone living in London and longing for an easier way to create homemade food without the hassle, check out a new site that has just launched: http://www.dinnr.co.uk
They take homemade classic recipes, source the ingredients straight from the producers and delivery them directly to your door (in specific portion sizes!). I have put together some wine recommendations for them and they have also paired music for each dish – to create the full experience!
Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Due to popular demand (and my bad mistake of scheduling this over another party I was meant to attend) I am pushing the first tasting back to Sunday, 23rd September. Please use the sign up sheet to register your spot (space is very limited). A reminder that this is a donation based, beginner-level tasting and I will have nibbles (my spicy spinach artichoke dip has been requested).

See you there!

Kristen xx

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LOVE Italian!

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Long day, time for a glass of wine with colleagues… Italian Soave answers the need. Best thing is having yummy pizza with it!!

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Love: Fridays

Yes, sometimes it is just that simple…Bring on the weekend!!

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