Monday 25 February 2013

Inverarity Bath Street - a hidden gem

Some of the best fun to be had of a weekday evening is to be found lurking behind an uninviting basement door on Bath Street. Trust me on this one.

Last Thursday it was a cigar tasting.

A few weeks before a lot of Tequila went the same way.

Tequila and cigars are not substances I knew much about until the end of their respective nights.

Because here's the real joy, this isn't just drinking this is education. Yes, you get to tell colleagues you're off to a class and it's not a lie.

Well I got my education and can happily report that course 'lecturers' Andy and Pete just keep getting better and better.

Let's face it these are the subjects that just keep on giving.

You learn, drink, laugh and meet some very interesting people all for around £20. Oh, and lectures take place in a bloody good wine, whisky and cigar emporium allowing students to stock up on essential course work before slipping off into the night.

Click on this for Inverarity One to One's website and all their contact details. If they like the cut of your jib they may even tell you about upcoming events and who knows,  perhaps offer to put one on if you're interested.

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Great value Rioja from Sainsbury's

More than any other supermarket Sainsbury's seems to me to have lost it's way with the fruits of the grape. It's the only supermarket I visit regularly without buying wine. God knows I try, scanning their dreadful uniform lines of badly branded dross and suspect half price offers, but I hardly ever buy.

Tonight I didn't have time to go anywhere else and anyway, being in Drumchapel there wasn't anywhere else. So I bought the badly labelled Marques de Montino Rioja for £4.60 ish on offer, normally it's a wee bit more.
It's delicious. Lovely strawberry fruit that feels so good in the mouth with a nice refreshing acidity that makes it very moorish.  Tonight it'll be washing down bargain veal chops, because the reason I visit Sainsbury's at all these days is the spectacular meat and fish bargains lurking in their fridges... last week a kilo of cod loin for £1.25!! Feel the deal.