Rambles & Rumbles

Before the weather took a hideous turn for the worse, I had the pleasure of chaperoning the lovely young Leiths students on their annual wine pilgrimage down to Sussex with Master of Wine Richard Bampfield. The timing was spot on, with my Level 3 WSET exam that Thursday and a sparkling wine tasting being the last chapter in the 5 week course. We headed down to Bolney Wine Estate bright and early, then headed over to Ridgeview to sample their incredible sparkling wines. Not bad for just a regular Tuesday.

Studying for Wset in the sunshine  Hornbecker Lens, Kodot XGrizzled Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

Studying for Wset in the sunshine

Hornbecker Lens, Kodot XGrizzled Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic
Headed to Morito for the first time last night. Suffice to say, it rocked.

Headed to Morito for the first time last night. Suffice to say, it rocked.

So they took impossibly long to make, but these maple and pecan brioches created from Hilary Cacchio’s 16 year old sourdough starter were worth the effort. And what better way to pass a rainy day at home?

So they took impossibly long to make, but these maple and pecan brioches created from Hilary Cacchio’s 16 year old sourdough starter were worth the effort. And what better way to pass a rainy day at home?

Back from Amsterdam, brekkie at home for one.  John S Lens, Kodot XGrizzled Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

Back from Amsterdam, brekkie at home for one.

John S Lens, Kodot XGrizzled Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic