Soliciting Flavours

Musings (more like rambling thoughts) of a Cardiff based lawyer obsessed with food and wine

Category Archives: Bristol

A grape that’s one in a Semillion? Tasting of Semillion wines at the Jeroboam Club, Bristol.

Been a while since I have done a blog post on a wine tasting, with the last one being way back in March on the seriously good wines of the … Continue reading

Oct 13, 2019 · 4 Comments

Little by nature, huge on flavour! The little french, Bristol.

A Napoleon complex is an overcompensation for being small, born of a little Frenchman who (if truth be told) did rather (over) compensate for his diminutive statute by way of … Continue reading

Sep 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

The cream of Bristol sherry bars? Bar 44, Bristol.

Bristol is often seen as more of a foodie town than Cardiff (with Jay Rayner being rather scathing as to the relative gastronomic charms of the two cities – very … Continue reading

Sep 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

Which 01 is número uno? A tasting of reserva and gran reserva wines from the glorious 2001 Rioja vintage.

Regular reader of the blog will know I am rather partial to a glass of vino and my first love (wine wise – think otherwise it was a blonde when … Continue reading

Feb 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

Frying, first class? Salt & Malt, Chew Valley Lake, Somerset.

Needing a meeting spot not too far south of Bristol (me being in Bristol the night before taking my Godson to the T20 cricket, but having to get back to … Continue reading

Aug 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Michelin star magic at the Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, Somerset

With the 2015 Michelin Guide hot off the press only last week, a look at one of the UK establishments with a star seemed appropriate. I have a bit of … Continue reading

Sep 28, 2014 · 5 Comments

Good burgers and shakes that are the bomb – Atomic Burger, Bristol

For some unknown reason my mate in Bristol made me godfather to one of his children. As part of my godfatherly duties (well my only one really) I take said … Continue reading

Sep 14, 2014 · 6 Comments