In the year 1215 King John of England signed the Magna Carta, a document which for a while held off a civil war with his Barons. As we all know this document is the first example of a written constitution… Read More ›
Wines of England: #2 Winbirri Bacchus
Wine with History: Where the heck is Winbirri?Writing my new book, “It’s Not About The Wine” during the Covid pandemic has inspired me to continue my wine travels from home and today’s virtual tour of the vineyards of England arrives… Read More ›
Why are the best wines hidden on supermarket shelves?
It’s been a heck of a year, Covid has posed a physical health threat, an economic threat, and often hidden ….. a mental health threat. But there have been many instances of kindness and support for all of us, often… 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 ›
The Learning In a Glass of Wine
My “soon to be published” book Its Not About The Wine telling of our wine adventures over the past 50 years has a chapter simply entitled England! It highlights the rise of English wines in recent years, especially sparkling wines… Read More ›
The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #4 England
English wines are on the rise … from a quality viewpoint and in the marketplace. In 2017 Winbirri from Norfolk won one of the Platinum medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards for its Bacchus 2015, Taittinger has bought Domaine… Read More ›
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