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Miss Bouquet by Miss Bouquet - 4M ago
Restricted to holidaying during school breaks, our family pilgrimage to Portugal hangs in the balance because prices are three times higher in peak season. So an invitation to Portugal to review the country’s largest consumer wine fair in Porto: Essencia do Vinho (Essence of wine) and to help judge Portugal’s Top 10 wines, could not […]
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Vagabond Wines first came onto my radar as an oddly spacious wine shop near my office that had a large table inside and a series of enomatic wine machines to try before you buy. This hybrid format of wine retailing was pretty revolutionary back then so much so that every time I walked passed the place would […]
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Miss Bouquet by Miss Bouquet - 5M ago
There’s no denying the influence a wine label and overall pack has on my desire to buy a wine. On a mammoth trek of wine stores (Coop, M&S, Sainsbury, Majestic, Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Lidl) in South London the other week only one store had any bottles open to try which meant the price point and […]
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A hangover of monumental proportions the other week taught me that Prosecco on tap does not a fun morning make. I’ve not had a hangover on that scale since I was child free and lie-ins and foggy heads were the weekend norm. Two other blasts from my vinous past have taken me down a rather more […]
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Miss Bouquet by Miss Bouquet - 8M ago
The healthification of alcohol consumption among millenials was personified last night at the Circle of Wine Writers Christmas party where there was a notable absence of next generation wine scribes on the one hand and a jolly time being had by all on the other. As one that missed the millennial nametag by a matter […]
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Miss Bouquet by Miss Bouquet - 8M ago
If the foggy messages filling the school mums whatsapp group after our first ‘pamper night social’ are anything to go by then wine consumption is still going strong and the capacity to get through large volumes when a group of women get together is vast! So it was surprising to find myself surrounded by women at […]
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Miss Bouquet by Miss Bouquet - 8M ago
Hipsters are still a thing right? Defined by their off the beaten track tastes, cool demeanour and big beards. My dad has a big beard but he isn’t a hipster, he does drink a fair amount of wine though which brings me to a dawning moment I had last week at an extremely buzzy wine […]
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Miss Bouquet by Miss Bouquet - 10M ago
Now 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 […]
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Miss Bouquet by Miss Bouquet - 10M ago
They’re exactly what I needed to sip on to soften the guilt of my panic purchases round the fireplace at 6am last Christmas morning.
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Miss Bouquet by Miss Bouquet - 10M ago
It’ll pair perfectly with apple crumble and custard, a particular autumnal favourite chez Bouquet.
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