Monday, 16 January 2017
Today BT has launched BT Call Protect, which sounds like a really useful product as it should severely cut down on nuisance calls. By signing up to this service you can benefit from BT's Black List of nuisance call numbers. BT Call Protect is available to BT customers.
You can also set up your own personal list of blocked callers. To do this put phone down on nuisance caller. Pick the phone up again and dial 1572. You will be taken through the necessary steps to add this number to your own personal blacklist. If BT sees a particular number being frequently added to individual's personal blacklist it will be added to BT's blocked number list.
If BT Call Protect works this should drastically cut back on the number of people who fall for investments etc. sold by boiler rooms through nuisance calls.
For more more details click here.
Sunday, 15 January 2017
2012 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine,
Coteaux de l'Ébeaupin, Château-Thébaud
Here are various bottles enjoyed before and during yesterday's annual growers' lunch at St John's Restaurant.
2014 Brézème Roussanne, Eric Texier
2014 Réserve La Colombière, Fronton
2012 Coste Rouge, La Colombière, Fronton
2014 Chénas, La Carrière, Claire et Fabien Chasselay
Cuvée Laïs, Côtes Catalanes, Olivier Pithon
2014 Bandol, Domaine Les Luquettes
Vin de Pays du Mont Caume, Domaine les Luquettes
Gewurztraminer, vieilles vignes, Alsace
2012 Bordeaux Supérieur,
Château Argadens, Maison Sichel
VSOP Bas-Armagnac, Château de Lacquy,
Comté Gilles de Boisséson
Red cabbage and beetroot
Braised Rabbit, Trotter, Prunes and Mash
Saturday, 14 January 2017
Link to St John's introduction to Eric's wines
We were privileged to be invited to St John's annual wine growers lunch today – a chance to taste many of the wines on the list, meet a number of the producers and pass a very agreeable Saturday afternoon while enjoying a good meal and company.
Here a few photos from the event – pics of the dishes and a small selection of wine labels to follow.
Diane Cauvin, Château Colombière, Fronton
Sophie Lafourcade Cachard, Domaine les Luquettes, Provence
Trevor Gulliver of St John in mid-flow
Mark Calderbank of Root + Bone magazine
Henry Harris, formerly owner and chef at Racine,
London now involved in importing spirits