By now the scramble to write objectives, goals and new year resolutions should have died down. So how about some guidance for wine lovers who are looking for ways to maybe drink less, but also broaden their wine horizons this… Read More ›
What gender is that wine you’re drinking?
Across the whole planet winemakers, wine writers, wine bars and restaurants are scrambling to re-gender their wines. Well, nearly the whole planet! I only know this because of two articles I read recently. You’re probably wondering what I’m talking about,… Read More ›
Buddha & Voltaire discuss political correctness in a wine bar!
“Sticks and stones will break my bones …. but your words they really offend me!” “Namaste mero saati” said Buddha on entering the wine bar and settling down on a settee, legs tucked under him. “Namaste Sid, sanchay cha, baat… Read More ›
WineArt #12 Art in the vines
Art has become associated with wine in so many different ways and includes paintings about wine, paintings of wine, wine-art in brasseries and bars, or decorative wine-art in your home. Wine labels have become more artistic too rather than the… Read More ›
WineArt #11 El Bosco and Albariño
Spain is a beautifully diverse country, from the ancient towns and cities along the Mediterranean to the capital itself, Madrid. Landscape, architecture, and wine especially seem to radiate swathes of history from the Romans to the Moors and present day…. Read More ›
WineArt #10 Chablis, made by Artists
Chablis is a village and a wine, and only vines grown in the designated area of Chablis are allowed to put that name on the bottle. Only one vine is permitted too, Chardonnay, the queen of grapes. However the Chardonnay… Read More ›
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