London's Best Wine Bars

London's Best Wine Bars

Depending on one’s definition, there are anywhere between 3500 to 4000 pubs and bars within the Greater London area. Over the last few years most of discussion has been focused on how many have shut or been bought out in the last decade and what a great tragedy it is that London’s pub-scene is disappearing.…

Mint Juleps on the 4th

Mint Juleps on the 4th

For an American, July 4th is an auspicious day. Celebrations in the U.S. ranges vastly, from Mississippi Miller-Light fuelled hick-fests in aboveground pools, to Nantucket lobster grills with bottles of Chandon (from California, of course) tackily adorned with the stars and stripes accompanied by tastefully crafted Bourbon cocktails (more on this shortly). I have now…

Pink Fizz. Worth it?

Pink Fizz. Worth it?

Some how rosé wine has acquired the notional myth that it’s a drink for the summer. Pink Champagne on the other hand has become the cliché drink on Valentine’s Day or Essex garden parties; a revelation that I know will shock readers. This has given rise to the view that it’s not particularly special and…

Shepherd Market Wine House

Shepherd Market Wine House

Opening a new wine bar in London is not easy. Between the established greats like Gordon’s and rival new ventures, competition is an unrelenting reality in a bustling city of social drinkers. So when I joined Joss, London Lamppost’s founder, at a small wine tasting at the Shepherd Market Wine House, I was keen to…