Finding a winemaker you trust


Most of us are creatures of habit, we buy food from the same store regularly, we buy sirloin steak rather than rump, we travel the same route to work and do the same things every day when we arrive. We do this because we like familiarity and build up a level of trust or comfort … Continue reading Finding a winemaker you trust

International Malbec Day as Argentina becomes my new “Burgundy”!


Today is International Malbec Day, so here's a post celebrating that grape and its wines. I have chosen Argentina for my own celebration with some history, a comparison with my favourite Burgundy (!), and some recommendations of Argentinian vineyards plus some bottles from The Wine Society (UK). I hope you enjoy it and send me … Continue reading International Malbec Day as Argentina becomes my new “Burgundy”!

It just isn’t Burgundy!


I recently tasted a hand harvested Chardonnay from Kumeu River Estate, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand and which is often set alongside Chardonnay based wines from Meursault, St Aubin, Puligny Montrachet, Chablis and others in Burgundy. I fear that this does many wines such as this an injustice..... if you want to taste and appreciate a … Continue reading It just isn’t Burgundy!

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 …….