Born in South London.

Best drinks so far this summer?  Cold Evian and some Dark Star Hophead.  2003 Calon-Ségur and 1989 Langoa-Barton consumed with Boy Wonder were excellent (the best magnum, and the last, of 2003 Calon I owned; 1989 Langoa the most “proper” red Bordeaux I’ve had in ages), but claret and sunshine don’t always mix: it was […]

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Mis en bouteille a Bermondsey

I’ve been wanting to write about beer for some time now.  The original plan was to review the 2012 Farnham Beer & Sausage Festival (location: my garden; attendees: four) though a lack of time and a rather hazy recollection of the day have hampered this.  For what it’s worth, Surrey Hills Ranmore Ale came up […]

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Sausages, beer, wine, oak.

Last Saturday saw the inaugural Farnham Beer and Sausage Festival. The plan was simple: quality sausages and quality beer, two of my favourite things. Not the Godknowswhat’sinthem variety of snorker, nor the pissinacan that most people take for beer, but quality stuff. Sausages came from Newlyn’s Farm Shop, a local butcher in Alton and a […]

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Beer

Why do so many people drink and eat rubbish?  Nuggets, that sort of thing.  And lager.  A lager at the end of the day is hard to beat, I concede.  But drinking pints of tasteless chemical fizz in the pub is something I just don’t understand when decent ale is available. Pre-football on a Saturday, […]

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