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: #7 Language
A complex subject, so, an easy one to start …. my grandparents will have never heard the words Champagne or Prosecco, two wine words that are known today by every adult in the Western World and beyond; they are quite… 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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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