The first EVER wine competition


Dry December: The First Wine Competition  It’s just over a year now since I spent an evening in Manchester tasting 40 or so wines as a judge in the annual People’s Choice Wine Awards. It’s a different type of wine assessment in which wines from supermarkets are tasted and judged for their quality and suitability … Continue reading The first EVER wine competition

Deplorable wine tasting notes! Subjective or objective?


This post is about differing perceptions in wine appreciation and I did consider writing it as one of my jokey conversations between Buddha and The Two Doctors, but I realised that not everyone would get it. Get it? Oh well, I’ll carry on! But before we really get going, have a skim of these two … Continue reading Deplorable wine tasting notes! Subjective or objective?

The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #4 England


English wines are on the rise ... from a quality viewpoint and in the marketplace. In 2017 Winbirri from Norfolk won one of the Platinum medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards for its Bacchus 2015, Taittinger has bought Domaine Evremond in Kent, and Nyetimber beats Champagnes in the Paris blind tasting event! And all … Continue reading The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #4 England

The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #3 Loire


The most varied of the wine regions we have visited this year, and certainly the biggest ...... a long snaking area from the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of France almost to Bourgogne and ending around Sancerre. This is the Loire Valley, home to Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne … Continue reading The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #3 Loire

The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #2 Alsace


Alsace is a wine region that has everything; stunning architecture, hearty food, more Michelin starred restaurants than any other part of France .... and great wines too. In his book, Floyd Uncorked, the ubiquitous Keith Floyd says of the region: "Alsace is always one of the most magical parts of France to visit. On a … Continue reading The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #2 Alsace