Wines 101 is the title of my bucket list of wines to taste inspired by the book of the same name by Margaret Rand. Margaret has selected 101 wines from around the world that she believes demonstrate certain qualities making… Read More ›
English Wine: “Think local, drink local”
A couple of years back we discovered that we had a vineyard only 7 miles away from our home. It was a revelation, we had no idea. We visited and had a tasting session of what have since become some… Read More ›
Wine Wednesday: Tasting with a “Sour Greek”
How a bottle of Greek wine evoked memories of a holiday in Athens many years ago, reminding me of The Parthenon, Delphi, The Plaka, and street food such as kebabs, grilled octopus and moussaka.
Finding a winemaker you trust
Most of us are creatures of habit, we buy food from the same store regularly, we buy sirloin steak rather than rump, we travel the same route to work and do the same things every day when we arrive. We… Read More ›
A Chablis wine tasting with a Flying Winemaker!
The Coronavirus is obviously curtailing travel, and we are really missing our vineyard visits, especially to France where we regularly visit Pommard, Chinon, Alsace and Chablis. So, after last weeks virtual wine tasting of Chablis via ZOOM with our daughter… Read More ›
It just isn’t Burgundy!
I recently tasted a hand harvested Chardonnay from Kumeu River Estate, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand and which is often set alongside Chardonnay based wines from Meursault, St Aubin, Puligny Montrachet, Chablis and others in Burgundy. I fear that this does… Read More ›
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