A sophisticated lady?

Given that February 14th falls on a Tuesday this year many will opt for celebrating perhaps at the weekend and if your Valentine is a sophisticated type then this has got to be the best time to organise a treat.

A trip to the theatre or a gallery is a must for the sophisticate. CellarVie is waiting with baited breath for the opening of the Lucian Freud retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery - the ideal gift for the person who really wants to be on the pulse when it comes to culture. You might not be able to go on the actual day but the present itself will make up for it.

Alternatively you could go south of the river to see the critically acclaimed production of The Changeling at the Young Vic – it doesn’t get any more sophisticated than this jelly-throwing, Jacobean drama.


BBQ Spatchcock Piri-Piri Chicken

Summer has come to a close and autumn is well and truly on its way. Blustering winds, cooler temperatures and swiftly shortening days mean it will soon be time to wrap up warm and to make the most of the wonderful autumn produce on offer. Time to say goodbye to those fresh, summer whites and replace them with the warmer, more robust reds frequently associated with colder temperatures.

What to drink with Fish Pie?

Fish Pie is a quintessentially British recipe. Easy to make and absolutely delicious, it is also a great dinner party dish - with a limited amount of last minute preparations needed it’s a winner in my book! However, where do you start when matching a fish pie with wine?

Five Ways to Open a Bottle of Wine Without a Corkscrew

For that moment when you find yourself without a corkscrew and unable to open that bottle of wine; here are five ways to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew. Obviously, if you do have a corkscrew to hand, it is a lot easier to go down the more traditional route…

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