Alcohol and Entertaining – an Eclectic Cocktail

Learning how to entertain clients and establish business relationships in a social environment is an important part of any professional development. Modern British society places a heavy emphasis on drinking whilst socialising, which can raise some difficult questions. Who should I spend my time with? What alcohol should I provide as a host? Where should […]

Bow down to British Bubbly

Thanks in part to warmer temperatures (2007 was the second warmest year in the UK in 356 years) more and more English land is becoming suitable for wine production and perhaps in 50 years time, England will be able to compete with Champagne. Today, there are 1,000 vineyards in England across Kent, Hampshire, Essex and […]

Summer’s here…enjoy it while it lasts!

The sun’s shining and so am I. Those lazy summer days with friends and family have finally arrived and this weekend I managed to squeeze in a beach picnic, a barbeque extravaganza and a light alfresco dinner amongst the jasmine and falling blossom! Ahh, pure bliss. With the odds against me I decided to put […]

Parallel Palates from Burgundy to Borough

  Since moving to the big smoke in a little house near Borough Market, I’ve been taking full advantage of the fantastic local produce. Just a stone’s throw away the epicurean delights called yet again this weekend, forcing me to succumb to the sensational scents of the bustling market. You just can’t beat good ingredients […]