Two Wines from Dopff & Irion, Alsace

Dopff & Irion is based in the beautiful village of Riquewihr in Franco-Germanic Alsace; the vineyards are now four estates, created by René Dopff in 1945: Les Murailles, Les Sorcières, Les Maquisards and Les Amandiers, each with a single variety planted. The domaine sent me two wines to review: they make … Continue reading

Tooting: SW17 is Worth a Second Look

For those of you who are familiar with the Tooting area, you will know that it’s not the most happening of places when it comes to eating and drinking.  And for those of you who have never heard of Tooting, I don’t blame you.  Tooting gets over looked by its … Continue reading

Film Review: Spring Breakers

“Spring Breakers” is the best film Harmony Korine has ever made, but that’s not really a compliment. Up until now Korine’s films have been nothing more than self-indulgent and overly self-conscious tripe. However, with his first feature film since “Trash Humpers” in 2009, he seems to be a changed man. … Continue reading

Album Review: Alex Day – Epigrams & Interludes

Three years since the release of his last album and now with three Top 40 singles under his belt, Youtuber & Musician Alex Day is back with a brand new collection, Epigrams & Interludes. The album consists of a vast mixture of his older work, brand new tracks, chart toppers, … Continue reading

Ramon Bilbao Dinner at Cambridge Hotel du Vin

It’s not often you get to try a completely new appellation of wine – the Ramon Bilbao NV Mar de Frades Albariño Rías Baixas Brut Nature, the first-ever sparkling Albarino from Rias Baxas, was presented by Carlos Delage at Cambridge Hotel du Vin at a Ramon Bilbao dinner. Over canapes … Continue reading

Film Review: The Paperboy

After its recent slating at the Cannes Film Festival, with audiences mooing (yes, mooing!) after seeing the initial screening, I went in to The Paperboy with a lot of trepidation. Indeed, with a cast that includes Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, and the consistently terrible Matthew McConaughey, there was nothing more … Continue reading

Blood Pressure Drugs to Slow Alzheimer’s – New Clinical Trial Launched

A new clinical trial is being launched to test a common blood pressure drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. The trial, known as RADAR, is being funded by a £2m investment from the Medical Research Council (MRC) and will see around 230 participants being treated with the drug losartan. The … Continue reading

Monsters University: Pixar & the Prequel

After Toy Story 3’s massive success, despite the trilogies ten year hiatus, Disney Pixar has decided to breathe life into yet another of it’s best creations, Monsters Inc. However will this be a lovingly told, long awaited new chapter? Or is it merely a shameless ploy to exploit nostalgia of … Continue reading

Festival Guide 2013: T in the Park

The time has come when you are beginning to make your summer plans.  Depending on what stage you are at in your life, these plans will vary from person to person. One thing that happens every year is the music festival.  We have an extensive choice of festivals worldwide, so … Continue reading

Film Review: Safe Haven

Safe Haven is another book to film adaptation. Now not all adaptations are good. This was okay. I would say the film was middle ground. Interesting but it felt like nothing new. In fact it struggles from the word go. Josh Duhamel (New Years Eve, Transformers, Life As You Know … Continue reading

The New Age of Computing

“In attempting to construct such (artificially intelligent) machines we should not be irreverently usurping His (God’s) power of creating souls, any more than we are in the procreation of children. RRather we are, in either case, instruments of His will providing mansions for the souls that He creates.” ― Alan … Continue reading

Cottage Self Catering: An Excellent Option

Cottage self catering an excellent option There are many accommodation options for a family wanting to go on holiday. Some people prefer a hotel; it is a chance for mum to forget cooking and washing up for a couple of weeks. However, eating in the same hotel every night can … Continue reading

Six Nations Review – 2013

March 2013 saw the exciting climax of the Northern Hemisphere’s most prolific rugby event – RBS Six Nations Rugby. Albeit the final table shows a vast range in class between certain teams, for example Wales’s four wins to France’s one, it cannot be said that the quality of rugby in … Continue reading

The Dating Diary of Miss X – Chapter 7

In Cha pter 7 of The Dating Diary of Miss X, our very single and very anonymous Miss X talks about how things went with Mr LinkedIn from Chapter 6. It was very bizarre as I contacted Mr LinkedIn just before Christmas on a social network site as a new contact and he … Continue reading

Theatre Review: Midnight Tango

Midnight Tango, starring Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone from Strictly Come Dancing, is a great show from start to finish, from the breathtaking dance scenes right through to the comedy of the two bar owners. They used every inch of the stage, even an upstairs balcony. There was also a real band. Miguel … Continue reading

La Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim – Alsace

Dating back to 1957, La Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim is a co-operative of 230 growers based in the sunnier, warmer part of southern Alsace that typically produces riper, fuller wines. Alsace, with its Germanic heritage, generally produces single-variety wines labelled as such – these two wines, however, are blends … Continue reading

Six Months On And Local Charity Has Supported 70 Families

Six months on from its opening last September The Sick Children’s Trust’s Chestnut House in Cambridge has supported an astonishing 70 families in need. Chestnut House is based at The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge and is run by The Sick Children’s Trust. The charity’s Vice President Esther Rantzen opened the … Continue reading