- Created: 26 November 2019 26 November 2019
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As the cold weather is drawing in and our social calendars are filling up - it is time to start thinking about festive Christmas drinks. Wine cocktails are a new trend in milder alcoholic beverages that many people are enjoying and both still and sparkling wines can be a part of that experience.
- Created: 17 November 2019 17 November 2019
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The Dulwich Picture Gallery maybe the oldest purpose-built gallery in the world but it’s security systems are still avant-garde. Two of the Dutch master painters masterpieces were removed from their hangings but didn’t leave the gallery grounds as the Met police swept in and scared the robbers off.
Scientists & distillers create the world’s 1st AI gin, Ginette, developed by a neural network, in Bristol
- Created: 10 November 2019 10 November 2019
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This new combination of marine learning and human creativity have demonstrated that by analysing hundreds of botanicals properties against recipes and 500 gin brands, Ginette was able to conjure the name Monger’s gargle and produce a “fragranced gin drink”.
- Created: 31 October 2019 31 October 2019
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Today is the last opportunity that Banksy lovers will have to bid for items in his shop at incredibly low prices. The lucky-dip of artworks and other memorabilia include a stab vest, t-shirts, a mock-tiger rug, and even genuine artwork.
- Created: 05 October 2019 05 October 2019
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The Dulwich Picture Gallery (DPG) launched a new Rembrandt exhibition called “Rembrandt’s Light” on the 3rd of October to mark the 350th anniversary of his death. This unique collection of 35 of his best masterpieces, etchings and drawings, some shown for the first time in the UK, are to further explore the master as a painter, teacher, “imperfectionist” and, if he was alive today, his potential as a filmmaker.
- Created: 12 September 2019 12 September 2019
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How many times have we heard local wine-o friends tell us categorically that red wine cannot be served with fish? It is a malady of gibberish first experienced in childhood but that has a habit of reoccurring throughout life. In order to put this dubiously fishy nonsense to bed, Harry Niazi, of Olley’s Fish Experience in South London’s Herne Hill, decided to investigate with a group of wine and fish enthusiasts including Andy Neather, former wine writer for the London Evening Standard.
- Created: 23 August 2019 23 August 2019
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Talk of vintages is usually the preserve of the wine industry but we should keep in mind that other drinks that we like to consume are also dependent on the terroir characteristics such as climate, altitude, soils, and other factors relating to the place where crops are grown.
The Copper Rivet Distillery, ideally situated on the banks of the River Medway in Kent, welcomed delivery of its Holy Trinity of cereals from the 2019 harvest, ready to distil the next vintage of its Dockyard Gin.
- Created: 14 June 2019 14 June 2019
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The Colour Palace stands stoutly raised up on pillars in all its day-glow glory frankly determined to cheer up visitors regardless of whether the sun is shining or the clouds are spraying us with wintry venom.
The erection of the Colour Palace is to celebrate the winning entry of the open design competition organised by the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the London Festival of Architecture.
- Created: 09 May 2019 09 May 2019
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London’s Battersea goes Hollywood for Movie-style wedding
The New ‘B’ is in Battersea, not Bentley
Smart couples willing to pay a little more are now opting for movie style glamour in hiring the most sophisticated luxury wedding planners in the world. Weddings like these may seem out of this world for the average Joe Bloggs like me but for the monied set, they represent a new rising trend in expressing one’s wealth.
- Created: 22 March 2019 22 March 2019
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Brexit has divided many in the country but there is one thing we all share in common on the subject: we all want a better a brighter future for Britain. The devil is just in the detail of how we get there. One thing many Europeans respect British people for is our sense of pragmatism and sense of fair-play.
Dulwich Picture Gallery’s New Exhibition of Norwegian painter, Harald Sohlberg, resonates between landscape and the painters inner world
- Created: 18 February 2019 18 February 2019
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Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935) paintings will be completely new to many in Britain unfamiliar with his work. A contemporary of Edvard Munch, he was born in Oslo (then Kristiania) in 1869 and went on to become a true master of the landscape.
- Created: 06 February 2019 06 February 2019
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In 1956 Parliament passed the Clean Air Act in response to the smog of 1952 when zero visibility and impacted human health became too much to bear. Today we face a similar crisis except that the poison from car engines is largely invisible, but the health effects will be felt by Londoners, and by a much worse degree, our children, for years to come.
- Created: 23 January 2019 23 January 2019
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One of the biggest joys of this trial period, aside from losing 5 kilos and generally feeling less tired, has been the discovery of a wide range of flavours from herbs and spices that I had only ever glimpsed at before. Living in West Dulwich, a trip to Khan’s in Peckham Rye is like sliding through the rabbit hole into a new world of pulses and cooking supplies.
Belly or cemetery?
Meats in curry have always seemed like a waste of time. Cauliflower and peas in a Madras provide the same texture and satiety without the weighty bloated feeling of ingesting chunks of dubious meat. I’m told it is more in line with original Indian recipes too. In fact, a few years ago, during a conference sailing to Casablanca, I interviewed the Indian Swami, and author, Agnivesh. His one really memorable quote was to not “make a cemetery of your stomach by eating dead animals.”