There can be no doubt that food is a significant part of culture with whole societies having a cuisine relative to their culture. Also there are regional cuisines that reflect subcultures within an overall society. Think about some of the… Read More ›
wine and food
Wine Masterclass #7 What use is knowledge in the enjoyment of wine?
I have met many people and have a number of friends who feel intimidated by wine! Well, maybe not the wine itself, but by wine waiters, sommelier, winemakers, even by myself. I’m not saying that these people are wrong, but… Read More ›
Where is your favourite place to drink wine?
Having just spent a few months writing my new book “It’s Not About The Wine” on reflection I was never short of material in writing this 50 year memoir of being a wino! In fact it got harder and harder… Read More ›
Wine with Philosophy: An existential tasting?
If Jean Paul Sartre can create a philosophy from drinking and observing an apricot cocktail in. Parisien bar then surely I can apply it to a glass of cold Malaga wine sitting in the Spanish sunshine!
Wine Tips: 5 things every wine lover should know
I’m currently posting articles here about wine appreciation in the middle of this pandemic when apparently online wine sales are booming, and everyone has a golden opportunity to learn, understand and appreciate some of the finer things about wine, especially… Read More ›
Wine Tips: How do you like your Chardonnay?
So how DO you like your chardonnay, with or without malolactic fermentation? Or to put it another way, do you prefer your chardonnays buttery and creamy, or would you rather have them crispy and fruity? It’s a serious question, because… Read More ›
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