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Experiences


    12 November 2016

    Wine Festival Winchester 2016

    We'll be back at Wine Festival Winchester this year to soak up the ridiculously fun atmosphere and spread the word about Winchester Cocktail Week.

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    3 November 2016

    Chococo-Late

    On Thursday 17 November, the countdown to Christmas starts in Winchester with the switching on of the city’s festive lights. Between 4pm and 8pm, hundreds of people will congregate in the Broadway, outside the majestic Guildhall...

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    9 June 2016

    Hampshire Food Festival 2016

    It’s always a privilege to be invited to a Hampshire Fare event so we were chuffed to be guests at the launch of the 16th annual Hampshire Food Festival in what is a landmark year...

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    31 May 2016

    Hampshire Watercress

    The ‘gin clear’ waters of the chalk streams that lead into the River Itchen, the River Test and others, bring nutrients and give life to a rich variety of plants and animals such as ‘Nasturtium officinale’,...

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    2 May 2016

    Our Winchester Top 5

    Once home to King Alfred, Winchester offers an irresistible mix of food, festivals and feelgood factor – The Sunday Times When the Sunday Times announced that Winchester is the best place to live in the...

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    9 December 2015

    Hotel du Vin

    I remember my mum being invited to Hotel du Vin Winchester for a special meal by her boss almost twenty years ago. I can recall hearing about the amazing dining experience she had and about the world of ‘wine’...

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    2 August 2015

    Dry for July

    It may come as a surprise to you that, for the month of July, one of us gave up alcohol. Before I elaborate, let’s just clarify that this post is not about the alleged health...

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    3 July 2015

    Hat Fair 2015

    Every year, for one weekend, the ancient city of Winchester is thrown into a whirlpool of absurdity as the Hat Fair descends upon us. Contrary to what you might think, the Hat Fair is...

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    24 June 2015

    Hampshire Food Festival 1 July – 2 August 2015

    “Food and fun and eating and enjoyment go hand in hand and the Hampshire Food Festival is an eye-opening opportunity to discover and feast on Hampshire’s finest!” – Angela Hartnett We were very grateful to...

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    10 May 2015

    Real Bread

    Sliced, torn, toasted or just with butter, you can’t beat the satisfying feeling of tucking into a good piece of bread. Sadly, we Brits seem to have lost our connection with ‘real’ bread and,...

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    6 May 2015

    The London Coffee Festival 2015

      Have you ever experienced that sensation of arriving in a far flung holiday destination and setting foot off the aeroplane to be hit by the heat? It’s not a feeling too dissimilar to...

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    28 April 2015

    Artisan Coffee

    As with most people, perhaps you too, our experience of coffee has been somewhat of a journey over the years. We grew up with freeze-dried instant coffee granules and when people were really going to...

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    21 April 2015

    Bombay Sapphire Distillery

    We’re extremely lucky in Hampshire to be surrounded by gorgeous countryside with interesting places to visit. Just imagine our excitement when, in the autumn of 2014, we learnt (from Twitter!) that Bombay Sapphire was opening...

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    5 April 2015

    Afternoon Tea

      As Great Britons, we have a genetic predisposition for indulging in tea and cake. Tea is in our veins. It’s one of the pillars of this great nation. It may even be a...

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    29 March 2015

    hannah’s

      Earlier we had a real treat in store for us as we unwrapped a box of delectable delicacies from hannah’s, the newest addition to Winchester’s list of bed and breakfast establishments. But this is no run...

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    22 March 2015

    Nyetimber

    “We have made a commitment to our customers and this country to produce the best we can. We just don’t want to compromise.”   Nyetimber While we had come across English wines in the...

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    8 March 2015

    Purl London

    On a recent trip to London, we arranged to meet up with a dear friend who works on the Bakerloo line so we figured it was a perfect opportunity to finally visit Marylebone cocktail bar, Purl...

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    28 February 2015

    Gin Journey

    Over the last year, we have set about trying to get to know gin better.  The spirit received only fleeting coverage in the WSET Level 2 Wines & Spirits course one of us did...

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    12 November 2016

    Wine Festival Winchester 2016

    We'll be back at Wine Festival Winchester this year to soak up the ridiculously fun atmosphere and spread the word about Winchester Cocktail Week.

    Read More

    3 November 2016

    Chococo-Late

    On Thursday 17 November, the countdown to Christmas starts in Winchester with the switching on of the city’s festive lights. Between 4pm and 8pm, hundreds of people will congregate in the Broadway, outside the majestic Guildhall...

    Read More

    9 June 2016

    Hampshire Food Festival 2016

    It’s always a privilege to be invited to a Hampshire Fare event so we were chuffed to be guests at the launch of the 16th annual Hampshire Food Festival in what is a landmark year...

    Read More

    31 May 2016

    Hampshire Watercress

    The ‘gin clear’ waters of the chalk streams that lead into the River Itchen, the River Test and others, bring nutrients and give life to a rich variety of plants and animals such as ‘Nasturtium officinale’,...

    Read More

    2 May 2016

    Our Winchester Top 5

    Once home to King Alfred, Winchester offers an irresistible mix of food, festivals and feelgood factor – The Sunday Times When the Sunday Times announced that Winchester is the best place to live in the...

    Read More

    9 December 2015

    Hotel du Vin

    I remember my mum being invited to Hotel du Vin Winchester for a special meal by her boss almost twenty years ago. I can recall hearing about the amazing dining experience she had and about the world of ‘wine’...

    Read More

    2 August 2015

    Dry for July

    It may come as a surprise to you that, for the month of July, one of us gave up alcohol. Before I elaborate, let’s just clarify that this post is not about the alleged health...

    Read More

    3 July 2015

    Hat Fair 2015

    Every year, for one weekend, the ancient city of Winchester is thrown into a whirlpool of absurdity as the Hat Fair descends upon us. Contrary to what you might think, the Hat Fair is...

    Read More

    24 June 2015

    Hampshire Food Festival 1 July – 2 August 2015

    “Food and fun and eating and enjoyment go hand in hand and the Hampshire Food Festival is an eye-opening opportunity to discover and feast on Hampshire’s finest!” – Angela Hartnett We were very grateful to...

    Read More

    10 May 2015

    Real Bread

    Sliced, torn, toasted or just with butter, you can’t beat the satisfying feeling of tucking into a good piece of bread. Sadly, we Brits seem to have lost our connection with ‘real’ bread and,...

    Read More

    6 May 2015

    The London Coffee Festival 2015

      Have you ever experienced that sensation of arriving in a far flung holiday destination and setting foot off the aeroplane to be hit by the heat? It’s not a feeling too dissimilar to...

    Read More

    28 April 2015

    Artisan Coffee

    As with most people, perhaps you too, our experience of coffee has been somewhat of a journey over the years. We grew up with freeze-dried instant coffee granules and when people were really going to...

    Read More

    21 April 2015

    Bombay Sapphire Distillery

    We’re extremely lucky in Hampshire to be surrounded by gorgeous countryside with interesting places to visit. Just imagine our excitement when, in the autumn of 2014, we learnt (from Twitter!) that Bombay Sapphire was opening...

    Read More

    5 April 2015

    Afternoon Tea

      As Great Britons, we have a genetic predisposition for indulging in tea and cake. Tea is in our veins. It’s one of the pillars of this great nation. It may even be a...

    Read More

    29 March 2015

    hannah’s

      Earlier we had a real treat in store for us as we unwrapped a box of delectable delicacies from hannah’s, the newest addition to Winchester’s list of bed and breakfast establishments. But this is no run...

    Read More

    22 March 2015

    Nyetimber

    “We have made a commitment to our customers and this country to produce the best we can. We just don’t want to compromise.”   Nyetimber While we had come across English wines in the...

    Read More

    8 March 2015

    Purl London

    On a recent trip to London, we arranged to meet up with a dear friend who works on the Bakerloo line so we figured it was a perfect opportunity to finally visit Marylebone cocktail bar, Purl...

    Read More

    28 February 2015

    Gin Journey

    Over the last year, we have set about trying to get to know gin better.  The spirit received only fleeting coverage in the WSET Level 2 Wines & Spirits course one of us did...

    Read More