specialist food and drink

weardale cheese

Simon Raine On his Weardale Cheese

Shortly after the reel-making Brexit vote I visited London’s Victoria and Albert museum. I was chatting with the security guard whilst he checked my handbag whe...
mirabel 2010

Wine for October – Mirabel 2010

This wine turned out to be our favourite for the year so far – beating even the Trapezio ++ reserve.It’s made from 65% tempranillo and 35% cabernet sauvigno...
bowmore black rock whiisky

Review of Bowmore Black Rock Whisky

This week one of my close neighbours is competing in The Horse of the Year Show.So to spur (oh dear!) him on I’m putting up a post on Bowmore Black Rock whi...