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28
Nov
by Guest Writer
While many were nursing their roast dinner over indulgences and watching Downton Abbey, on Sunday 3rd November, Hotel du Vin Birmingham hosted the wonderfully charismatic Olly Smith for the first in a series of wine pairing dinners. Guests tucked into five sumptuous courses with perfectly matched wines with each course, chosen by Olly from the hotel’s own wine list.
21
Oct
by Olly Smith
What makes a classic wine? Certain wines, places, grapes and producers have names that resonate with more than just hardcore wine fans, much like the greatest hits of a band with a long career span. I'm not suggesting for one moment that wine is the drinks equivalent of the Bee Gees, but just as most of us will know 'Night Fever', not all of us will have heard of 'Lemons Never Forget', just as names like Rioja are world famous where Roero is perhaps less familiar. Why?
12
Sep
by Olly Smith
Game is rich plunder for every food and wine fan to hoard against the first glistening frosts. The range of flavours from grouse to hare are a rich reward when paired with the perfect tipple, but there are a few simple guidelines to ensure your selection hits the bullseye.
30
Aug
by Guest Writer
Sarah Knight was the winner of the competition to win a place on the Crime Writing Course with an overnight stay at Hotel du Vin Harrogate. The prize was set up on the Dead Good Books website and was part of The Random House and Hotel du Vin Partnership, which combines a passion for the written word and the comfort and luxury surroundings of Hotel du Vin. Sarah, tells us in here words about the course.
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