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Wine tasting evening

The wine industry in all its forms is better than most in offering opportunities to women. There are several notable female wine critics – Jane MacQuitty and Jancis Robinson and half  of the writers on Decanter magazine. Last Thursday evening I attended  a tasting of South African and [...]

February 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

Decline and fall

In the week I was personally involved and witnessed 2 mishaps in restaurants. The first on Monday evening was a meeting  at a private dining room of a club in St James of the Dictator’s Club, a group of industrialists who fund raise money for charity. There was some concern from our Chairman, [...]

February 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Bristol City 1 Fulham 1

Ostensibly a draw at Ashton Gate against fellow play off contenders Bristol City was a point won, not lost, but I was disappointed from the moment the team was announced. Incredibly, no Ryan Fredericks – arguably our most effective player all season – and no Tomas Kalsa to deal with the [...]

February 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Royal Collection, Picasso ceramics and building a collection

Yesterday I went to the Royal Academy to view the collection of Charles 1. He may have been a hapless monarch but as a collector of art he had no English royal equal. Titian, Mantegna, Holbein, Durer, Rubens and Van Dyck he had pictures by them all. The collection was broken up and sold but the [...]

February 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard/ Reubens

They say the indicator of a good Chinese restaurant is the number of Chinese there. Reubens is the only kosher restaurant in the West End and there were a goodly number of  Jewish people in yarmulkas eating there. This might because they cannot eat anywhere else but nonetheless I felt assured. I [...]

February 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

The return of Tiger Woods has attracted much coverage – less so twice Green Jacket Bubba Watson who won Genesis at the Riviera aged 39.  At his best he is one of the most watchable golfers on the planet, a supreme shot-maker in the style  of Seve. In a world of formulaic highly-coached, [...]

February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 2 Aston Villa 0

Even Fulham’s biggest half empty of the glass – even quarter – pessimist must have been satisfied that Fulham, by beating Villa coming into the game on the back of 7 successive wins and 7 points ahead of us in 2nd place, were reined in and tethered. Fulham can now not just be [...]

February 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Mastering the art

One of the joys of coastal life is the air quality. As part of my new exercise regime, I try to walk at least 3 miles a day. I swim in the gym in bad weather but gyms are not for me: the music is too intrusive and not to my taste, the proliferation of signage reflects the current health and safety [...]

February 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

Joan Collins on current cinema

Along with The National Rust, my magazines of choice are The Week and The Spectator.  I like the former for its balance, 3/4 views on every topic and its scope – covering politics, the arts, travel, sport and business. I do not always chime with the High Toryism of The Spectator [...]

February 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Speaking to an expert

I always say there is no substitute to speaking to speaking to someone at the coal face if you want to get to grips with an issue. I have been following the discussion on sick people consulting their pharmacist rather than their GP. At the moment there is pressure on the NHS as a sick person with a [...]

February 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

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