Learning about wine is all about going on a journey. My own wine journey started on the Australian Express; Platform 7 to Shiraz Town with a quick stop at Chardsville (there’s a subtle joke here for snooker fans). How one gets into wine is irrelevant really, it’s about remaining open minded and taking delight in … Continue reading Dante’s Timetable
We have a saying in the wine trade about only ever hosting a tasting at the same venue twice in your career. Once on the way up, and once on the way…well, you get the idea. Not sure what it says about my career trajectory then that I am for the second time hosting a … Continue reading Harry Potter And The Bordeaux Wise Guys
1983 was a tough vintage in Burgundy. It was a bad year in the Lake District too; indeed it was, for 36 years ago today I was hatched into the world. As was foretold in the prophecies ‘For shall appear a man from the north; pale of skin and thirsty of tongue. Around the globe … Continue reading A Blog Entry 36 Years In The Making
It’s a grave situation when one can’t decide what to drink on Friday 13th. Choosing what to listen to is easy: Black Sabbath (50 years young this month), but what to drink…it’s making me Paranoid. I often look into my cellar…space under the stairs…and see the delicious wines tempting me but then foolishly find excuses … Continue reading Dead Winemakers Sabbath Society
The time has finally come. Many said it would never happen, that it was not possible. NASA commissioned a feasibility study and the results were not promising. Yet here we are, that once thought impossible has been made possible. Yes, I am posting about a bottle of wine that is not from Argentina. Hold your … Continue reading Even Soil Needs Rehab Sometimes.