Still keeping calm and carrying on!


A little bit of sunshine does you good! So now the UK is in virtual lockdown. “Am I bovvered?” Not a bit. Did a bit of gardening this morning planting out the onions I’d pre sprouted, reorganised the larder shelves and had a long chat with my best friend in Kathmandu. Now, sitting in the … Continue reading Still keeping calm and carrying on!

It’s not Burgundy but …….


It's Not About The Wine is one of my oft used phrases, at home when imbibing, on holiday, visiting vineyards, or blogging about wine. What I mean is that there's MORE to tasting or drinking wine than the bottle, or what's in your glass. Heidegger would call it "Being, or Being and time" with a … Continue reading It’s not Burgundy but …….

Wines 101: #8 Cullen, Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot


Continuing our Wines 101 exploration of Australia our next purchase was a Cullen, Margaret River, Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, 2016. Our previous post described the Margaret River area so we won’t repeat it here. The bottle was opened at an evening tasting with friends at our home in The Cotswolds, we had a charcuterie table spread of … Continue reading Wines 101: #8 Cullen, Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot

Wines 101 #7: Leeuwin “Prelude” Margaret River Chardonnay 2016


Margaret River is a highly respected wine region in the southwestern corner of Western Australia. Famous for having a more "European" wine style than its counterparts across the country, Margaret River has made its name through its unusually refined Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), gamey Shiraz, intensely citrusy Chardonnay, and refreshingly grassy blends of … Continue reading Wines 101 #7: Leeuwin “Prelude” Margaret River Chardonnay 2016

Wines 101 #6 Goodbye Europe, Hello World!


No, it’s not what you think ... I have NOT been influenced by the naysayers with their: After Brexit .... We can’t travel to Europe Planes can’t fly over Britain We won’t have low cost flights any more We won’t be able to buy French wines The cost of my Prosecco will go up I'll … Continue reading Wines 101 #6 Goodbye Europe, Hello World!