So, you know the saying ‘Champagne tastes on a beer budget’?
Well, that could have been written for me. I am always skint. And I am always looking longingly towards to bottles of Champagne that line the shelves of even the most down-market of shops, never able to justify spending ALL THAT on ONE bottle of good stuff.
However, the game might just have changed.
Charles Montaine Champagne
So, porn stars? I can’t say they’ve ever really done anything for me. They always seem a bit dramatic and not necessarily that tasty.
But clearly I’ve been missing out.
My pal Emma and I were long overdue a catch-up. So after a little bit of a debate, we decided to take a trip to the Vine, in Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea.
Me getting to grips with my porn star martini on a comfy Chesterfield
Weary of wine? Bored of beer? Stuck in a rut with your spirit choice? Weeeeell, have I found the shop for you!
Plenty of choice!
Clink, in the Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, sells a range of unique flavoured liqueurs, celebrating the quintessential British spirit (Cherry Bakewell Vodka anyone?) Continue reading
We’ve all been there. It’s the end of a long, extreeeemely annoying day and all you really want is that (very) large glass of wine.
Corkscrew in hand it takes you a minute or so to get that vino decanted from bottle to your glass. But clearly, for some of us, this process just isn’t fast enough.
Enter the POWER TOOL that can open a bottle in seconds!
Do you need your glass of wine opened in seconds?
I am surprisingly fussy when it comes to wine glasses. Which, considering I am possibly one of the MOST accident-prone people you will ever meet, is not really a good thing.
When packing up our house for our recent move I realised that, thanks to various good nights (and a couple of, well, average ones) we were down to just seven wine glasses. Four of which were actually Champagne flutes. Two of which we never use because they are Swarovski. And were a wedding present. And absolutely cannot be smashed. So the best way to avoid this is to basically use them about once a year. And even that’s flirting with disaster. (Seriously at a house party of a good friend, I once smashed three glasses. In less than two hours. And it wasn’t even dark.)
Paul Costelloe Living, Palermo Red and White Wine Glass, £5, Dunnes Stores