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 ›
Culture & Wine #2 Rituals and Customs
“Without cultural context wine is meaningless. When divorced from the human references that define the origin, style and quality of wine – the elements that underwrite its fundamental appeal – wine becomes entirely functional, a mere intoxicant, just as it… Read More ›
Culture & Wine #1 Culture defined
Is Wine part of the Culture of any society, or is wine merely an artefact of culture, something that arises from wine being made within that society? Or maybe there is only a culture OF wine such as is easily… Read More ›
Book Review: “It’s Not About The Wine”
There are at least two fears any new author faces having just published a book; will anyone buy it and will any good reviews be written? I wasn’t too worried about the first concern …… I didn’t write Its Not… 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 ›
Wine Masterclass #6 Improve your understanding of wine aromas
Did you know that there are THREE types or sources of aroma in that glass of wine you are drinking? Some come directly from the grape itself …. “naturally” you might say! But others arise from chemical reactions taking place… Read More ›
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