Saturday, 29 April 2017

Exploring South London with Airbnb


A couple of weeks ago a very exciting e-mail landed in my inbox. Airbnb had reached out to me and asked whether I'd be interesting in trying out one of their newest features: The Airbnb experience. These are a way of exploring any city you're in with a truly authentic experience that you maybe wouldn't know about if you weren't using the service. They vary from trying out a new restaurant, visiting a new part of town, experimenting with a sports activity, you name it.

We had the choice of a few experiences and decided to go for a wine tasting experience in south London. The idea of a wine tasting experience in Tooting sounded too intriguing and exciting to pass, especially as I'm not that familiar with south London, so we set up a date and booked the experience.

The experience was at Unwined, a cosy wine bar in Tooting Market. We were greeted by one of the hosts called Laura who immediately made us feel welcome and as if we've just stepped into a very familiar restaurant. We sat down with a group of people who were also there to experience the wine tasting trial and, as Laura was telling us, the spot has not only been popular by Londoners, but also people around the world. We got to learn about the hosts' background and their extensive knowledge about wine as well as learning about their background and why they chose to open a wine bar in Tooting. Laura stated that south London doesn't get as much exposure as it should, and since opening their wine bar a couple of years ago the market in Tooting has attracted the likes of Franco Manca and other popular restaurants.

We had a four course wine tasting menu ahead of us which kicked off with champagne, bread and butter and pancakes. Before beginning the wine tasting, we were given 12 gold coins to rate each course and the pairing with the food and wine.




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We then moved onto mains. The first course was Mackerel cooked with cucumbers and topped with a mixture of herbs and paired with a crisp white wine. We then moved on to course three which consisted of beef cooked in XO sauce paired with a violet red wine.

For desert, we had fresh rhubarbs with crunched granola and white chocolate topped with a pairing of goats cheese. This wasn't a traditional desert pairing, however the combination of a sweet rose wine and the desert worked extremely well! 

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The entire experience was an experiment of different tastes and flavours and see which wines paired well with the food.

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If you're visiting London or a Londoner yourself, I'd highly recommend visiting Unwined in Tooting and having a wine experiment of your own. We loved all the wines we tasted and even left with a couple to take home. It was also a great way to meet new people and experience a completely new experience in a city. Have you been to any wine bars recently?

Thank you to Airbnb for taking us on this experience. All views are my own. 
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Saturday, 8 April 2017

30 things to buy under £30 at Asos




Am I fuelling your Asos shopping addiction yet?


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