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2:12pm Tuesday 21st May 2013
4:32pm Wednesday 15th May 2013
Have you ever been sitting at dinner, craving a juicy steak, when your partner orders the fish of the day? What wine do you get then? Do you order wine by the glass accepting the limited choice? Or do you get a bottle knowing that it won’t quite match one of the meals?
10:04am Tuesday 7th May 2013
12:00am Thursday 2nd May 2013
9:32am Tuesday 30th April 2013
Last weekend gave us a hint of summer. Temperatures barely touched 20 degrees and Oxonians responded by leaving their houses and movie theatres to join the al fresco crowds outside. Girls in shorts rode up the High Street on their bicycles. Young mothers in skirts pushed prams down George Street. Men munching magnums wandered along the Cowley Road.
9:07am Tuesday 23rd April 2013
There appears to be a day to celebrate all kinds of weird and wonderful things. January 13th was rubber ducky day. Thousands of the little yellow bath friends floated down international waters brightening up a dull January. International Pillow fight day invaded Trafalgar Square at the start of the month. Feathers flew making Nelson look like he was standing watch in the midst of a snowstorm. Yesterday was “World Malbec Day.”
5:50pm Tuesday 2nd April 2013
11:03am Thursday 28th March 2013
I dread Fridays. It is always the last day of a long weeks work. This past one ended disappointingly by a dinner cancellation. My mood did not improve with a wet cycle down the Botley Road. I tried entering the Oxford Wine Company’s shop quietly so I wouldn’t disturb the Argentinean tasting in session. The loud pinging as the door opened made that impossible.
12:00am Thursday 28th March 2013
12:00pm Thursday 21st March 2013
What I am about to say next will probably result in my wine ‘re-education.’ I can already hear the tut-tutting from colleagues, and twitter followers dropping me like a tarnished penny. However, some of my best deals come from supermarkets.
12:02pm Saturday 16th March 2013
9:54am Wednesday 13th March 2013
11:40am Tuesday 12th March 2013
January is over and thankfully, so are those detox diets. It is time to look ahead to spring, but don’t ruin that beach body you sweated over all month. There are alternatives to big red wines that are lower in alcohol and in calories. Wine makers are answering a demand and wines up to13.5% abv are more popular than ever.
10:12am Thursday 7th March 2013
3:14pm Wednesday 27th February 2013
11:49am Friday 22nd February 2013
The Rickety Press at 67 Cranham Street, in Jericho, is adding a few new dinners delectable. Last Wednesday they launched their Champagne & Oyster night. It was so successful they carried the oysters through Valentine’s Day and into the weekend. It continues Wednesday night as long as the month has the letter 'r' in it. Customers also get £10 off any bottle of fizz they order.
11:05am Thursday 7th March 2013
11:02am Thursday 7th February 2013
Walking into the Big Society on Cowley Road feels more like walking into a quirky Californian watering hole. Historic wooden locker doors front the bar. Glazed tiles and funky artwork hang on the walls. A bottle cap stamp emblazoned with Big Society and reminiscent of 1960s Cuba, is scattered on the old school furniture.
4:14pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013
7:02pm Friday 18th January 2013