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…

Gordon's Wine Bar

Gordon's Wine Bar

Founded in 1890, Gordon’s Wine Bar is thought to be the oldest wine bar in London. It’s great charm is that little has changed since its founding, and never will. The place oozes with history; the building was the home of Samuel Pepys in the 1680s and the home of Rudyard Kipling around the time…

Acorn Aperitivo

Acorn Aperitivo

International award-winning bartender, Rich Wood is at the forefront of modern cocktail development bringing new flavours concepts and processes to the art of mixology. His new book The Cocktail Guy features 70 of his unique recipes along side guides on the elements of a cocktail, from the ice, to the traditional mixing equipment, and modern…

Porn Star Martini

Porn Star Martini

“Two Porn Star Martini please.” And with that she walked off followed by her husband to a table further along the terrace and the three of us set about laughing in delight. You see this was the last thing any of us expected to hear as we sat on the bar terrace of the Hotel…

3674 On The Orient Express

3674 On The Orient Express

The diminutive grand piano is being tinkled upon as groups of cheery travellers sit chatting and giggling on ornate blue sofas and stools, sipping champagne, cocktails, and even the occasional coffee. The room judders and sways to the steady rhythm and beat of the clickety clack of iron on iron as sun light streams in…