As we all know, the high-street has become a difficult place for pubs to survive on.
Once upon a time they were dotted around on most corners – and the majority of neighborhoods in the land had one on their doorstep.
John was very kindly invited along to a supplier tasting dinner at The Sparrows. This little restaurant, which seats at most 12 diners, is tucked away on Mirabel Street, under the railway arches opposite Manchester Arena.
From Campania in Italy, the favoured wine region of the ancient Romans. This is made from the Greco grape, named after the Greeks who were first thought to have brought this variety with them to southern Italy.