From Vine to Glass episode 1….

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Christmas has come early for the savvy gourmandise: John Torode & Neil McGuigan have launched a limited edition Hunter Valley Semillon and missbouquet.com is hosting a four part video edit of their journey from idea conception to finished product. Episode one whets our appetite for the story that lies ahead.

*This is a sponsored video*



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Friday, May 23rd, 2014

London Wine WeekLondon Wine WeekWith Sauvignon Blanc Day behind us and Chardonnay Day in the throws of excitement as I type, we’re about to embark on the ultimate excuse to celebrate wine, and this time it’s for a whole week. Those clever people at London Cocktail Week that inspired our capital city to dust off their novelty cocktail shakers and mix, taste and drink their way around London have turned their hands to wine. And not before time, the inaugural London Wine Week is fast approaching and if you ask me it’s exactly what London’s wine scene has been waiting for. ………

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Women, wine, homes and apps….

Friday, April 11th, 2014

It’s nearly three years since I launched My Wine Friend app for the iPhone and sales are still going strong, even Women & Home magazine picked up on it and wrote this little piece on what it’s all about (cue cringeworthy pic… !)

During those three years loads of wine apps have been released. One of my favourites is wotwine, a nifty little wine bottle barcode scanner that gives you independent reviews on a wine you might be thinking of buying there and then while you’re in the wine aisle. Which is just what you need if you’re not sure which bottle to get or which will go with what you’re cooking for dinner, or whether the liquid in the bottle is worth the price tag on the shelf. You see, pretty nifty. ………

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Ideal Home Show? Ideal Wine Show….

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

The Ideal Home Show is back round again and is in full swing as I type. If you haven’t been able to pop down there just yet then there’s still time and here’s your chance to get your hands on a couple of free tickets. If the thought of all the inspiration on show to make your home ideal wasn’t enough home I’ll be hosting an interactive wine tasting masterclass with Australian winemaker Jamie Saint from McGuigan on Friday 28th March at 14.45 at the Food & Drink Theatre. We’ll be presenting some mouth watering wines to inspire you on what to pour on those imminent family occasions: Mother’s Day and Easter.

And I have 3 pairs of tickets to give away! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is post your ideal wine in the comments box below. Winners will be chosen at random on Tuesday 25th March and notified via email. Tickets will be available for collection from the ticket Office at Earls Court and will be valid for any day of the show (Wednesday 26th – Sunday 30th March). Your email address will not be shared with any other parties.

Hope to see you there!

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Miss Bouquet on Esquire online….

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

More great coverage for Chardonnay! For the full article click here….

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Cheers to 2014…!

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
The January detox isn’t good for business when it comes to wine, but New Year resolutions can be timely if you’ve resolved that one too many Christmas hangovers will make 2014 the year to learn about wine and how to drink better. If this is you then a new magazine edited by TV wine personality Oz Clarke might be a gentle place to start.
Cheers is ‘a guide to good wine, fine spirits and cracking cocktails’ and it’s fantastic to see wine being embraced again in magazine print after so many publications have failed. The fact Cheers is also available to download for free makes it even more alluring for the scrimping days of January.
It’s an enjoyable read too, helped by the fact each page is divided into bite size paragraphs to break up the nonstop booze chat. Flick through to read how to celebrate the end of your detox with some inspirational fizz on page 50, turn to page 114 for some boozy food recipes, and page 128 for a Miss Bouquet mention!
The page design itself is very feminin, much more so than the cover which is functional at best, but it’s a great start! Cheers!
Download your copy for free here.
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