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Elderflower cordial

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Such a classic English drink - it has to stay in imperial measures!  Make this in May or June when elderflowers are at their peak. Pick on a sunny day in the morning and be fussy - you only want pleasant-smelling and perfect sprays, without a whiff of decay.

Photo 27-05-2012 02 38 33 PM.jpgRecipes vary when it comes to the temperature of the water - some infuse in cold water and others in boiled; some then take the strained cordial to a boil and others don't.  Clearly, the more you heat the cordial the better it will be preserved, but in my experience boiling the cordial also affects the flavour.  So below is my compromise version.  It should keep perfectly well for a few weeks if not months.  To keep it longer, transfer to plastic bottles or tubs and freeze.  

How to Drink in Autumn, Thurs 6th & Fri 7th Oct 2011

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Smsloes0002.JPGAn evening of wine tasting, cocktail mixing, eating and learning about the best things to drink this autumn, with expert drinks writer Victoria Moore.  Come and join us!

You’ll be welcomed with a Cava-Calva aperitif and then we'll taste and compare three different chenin blancs and learn all about this grape.  Moving on there will be a selection of sloe gins to compare and of course tips for making your own, plus Victoria's favourite cocktail using the purple infusion - sloe gin sours.

smpalocortadobarrels0001.jpgWe'll then make our way through several different styles of sherry, with tapas to match each one, and learn all about this unique set of wines.  To finish we'll indulge in some Pedro Ximenez ice cream.  Yum.  We’ll keep you fed with snacks throughout the class and send you home with a pack of Victoria’s recommendations and my recipes.

Victoria.jpgVictoria Moore has been writing about drinking since 1998 when she began a column in the New Statesman.  She is now the wine writer for the Telegraph, and previously wrote the wine column for the Guardian Saturday Weekend magazine.  Her bestselling book - How to Drink - is a hugely readable and beautiful handbook that aims to inform, entertain and ensure you are never without the perfect drink for every occasion.

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Dates:  Thursday 6th October, repeated Friday 7th October 2011

Time:  6.30pm - 8.30pm (ish)

Location:  London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price:  £50.  10% discount if you book 3 places.

To book:  Email Anna
  Please read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place.  Thank you.

And look out for our How to Drink at Christmas classes in December!


How to Drink in Summer, Thurs 16th & Fri 17th June 2011

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drinkingbabyjoes.jpgAn evening of wine tasting, cocktail mixing, eating and learning about the best things to drink this summer, with expert drinks writer Victoria Moore.  Come and join us!

You’ll be welcomed with an aperitif and a quick word on choosing wine glasses, then guided through a fascinating tasting of four glorious summer wines - Victoria’s picks for the season - with canapés that match.  We’ll move on to delicious Lebanese mint and lemon coolers and then make our own Pimm’s from scratch to compare with the original.  To finish there will be stunning watermelon martinis with Feta, olive and mint salad.  We’ll keep you fed with snacks throughout the class and send you home with a pack of Victoria’s recommendations and my recipes.

Victoria.jpgVictoria Moore has been writing about drinking since 1998 when she began a column in the New Statesman.  She is now the wine writer for the Telegraph, and previously wrote the wine column for the Guardian Saturday Weekend magazine.  Her bestselling book - How to Drink - is a hugely readable and beautiful handbook that aims to inform, entertain and ensure you are never without the perfect drink for every occasion.

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Dates:  Thursday 16th June, repeated Friday 17th June 2011

Time:  6.30pm - 8.30pm

Location:  London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price:  £50.  10% discount if you book 3 places.

To book:  Email Anna
  Please read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place.  Thank you.

And look out for our How to Drink in Autumn classes in October!



How to Drink in Spring, Weds 27th & Thurs 28th April 2011

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drinkingbabyjoes.jpgAn evening of wine tasting, cocktail mixing, nibbling and learning about the best things to drink this spring, with expert drinks writer Victoria Moore.  Come and join us!

Victoria.jpgVictoria Moore has been writing about drinking since 1998 when she began a column in the New Statesman.  She is now the wine writer for the Telegraph, and previously wrote the wine column for the Guardian Saturday Weekend magazine.  Her bestselling book - How to Drink - is a hugely readable and beautiful handbook that aims to inform, entertain and ensure you are never without the perfect drink for every occasion.

How to Drink book cover.jpgWe are running a series of seasonal drinks classes, starting with Spring.  You will be guided through a tasting of several of Victoria’s favourite Rieslings, which will highlight the differences between German and New World versions and sweeter and drier styles.  We will test and discuss the interaction of food and wine on the palate, and Victoria will explain how to pair food with white wines.  Moving on to cocktails, we’ll taste a series of rums and make the ultimate daiquiri before learning all about Campari and its role in numerous cocktails.  The class will end with a round of Victoria’s signature cocktail - the very delicious Baby Joe.  We’ll keep you fed with snacks throughout the class and send you home with a pack of Victoria’s recommendations and recipes.

Dates:  Wednesday 27th April, repeated Thursday 28th April 2011

Time:  6.30pm - 8.30pm

Location:  London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price:  £50.  10% discount if you book 3 places.

To book:  Email Anna
  Please read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place.  Thank you.

And look out for our How to Drink in Summer classes in June!



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