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Ice wine…eye cream….

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Optimum-PhytoFreeze-Ice-Wine-Eye-Cream-15ml-710526Now our extension is pretty much finished Mr Bouquet and I are fully back into hosting mode. It was an odd few months of disarray and disruption as the luxury of choosing wine and then drinking it with family & friends took second place to a building site and other wine related activities like choosing a wine fridge and locating the box with the beautiful wine glasses in it.

And so to last Friday when the recent past and the new present collided in beautiful harmony ………

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Gin baubles….

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Pickerings Gin baublesThanks to the raw disappointment expressed by my 4 year old last Christmas, when stockist issues meant Santa delivered the wrong hot wheels track, I have vowed (along with Santa) that Christmas will indeed start earlier this year and We. Will. Be. Organised.

So it is with no apologies that I post my first shout out for Christmas drinks ideas on the 4th of October because to get your hands on these little gems you’re going to have to be quick: Pickerings Gin baubles are back and they’re on sale now.

You’re welcome.

(ps: seriously, be quick, they sold out in 82 seconds last year….)

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Wine drinker. Wine marketer. Wine blogger. Wife. Mother. Sister. Daughter. PTA committee member (I was bullied into that one). Occasional runner. A pretty standard bio for a social media account holder like me. A job for life doesn’t exist any more, diversification (or in my case winersification) is at the heart of who we are and just like businesses in order to survive we now need to constantly add to our portfolio of roles to make up the jigsaw of our lives.

Jack Ratt Sparkling Cider
Wine is no exception and Lyme Bay winery in Devon is a great example. ………

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National Fish and chip day….

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

The-Roman-Road-Chardonnay-2016Global consumption of alcohol is steadily on the decrease, which isn’t too surprising. I for one have unwittingly contributed to the trend for no other reason than having two small children which doesn’t leave as much room for dozy evenings on the sofa or hangovers in the morning. But I heard it’s #NationalFish&Chip day today so not only does that mean dinner is sorted but also gives me an excuse to introduce you to my favourite English still wine to date.  ………

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Everything’s rosé….

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Sainsburys taste the difference Bordeaux rosé
As the weather flits between searing summer sun (today, while we’re in the office) and tropical downpours (last Sunday as we lit the BBQ) it’ll come as no surprise that that rosé feeling hasn’t had the chance to linger for long enough to force us down the offy. But if the forecasts are to be believed then we have a scorching bank holiday weekend heading our way which means this rosé deal is too good to miss. ………

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Finest firsts….

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Tesco Finest Wine BarWe’re Sainsbury’s people at Miss Bouquet HQ. I thought it was a Southern thing but Mr Bouquet (who proudly hails from the North) is a devout follower as well. Protest as much as you like but we all know that Waitrose is for special occasions and for one-day-when-we’re-rich. Tesco on the other hand is a funny one because try as we might it’s just never done it for us. You either like it or you don’t. ………

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