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”!

A Zoom virtual wine tasting beats Coronavirus!


Family wine tastings are a bit of a challenge at present with Coronavirus preventing buying a wine and then the risk of the family coming together. The first of these, buying a wine, is not a problem to this family since we all have large collections built up over many years of visiting vineyards across … Continue reading A Zoom virtual wine tasting beats Coronavirus!

New Year Resolutions for Wine Lovers


By now the scramble to write objectives, goals and new year resolutions should have died down. Also, Dry January has been and gone thank goodness, so how about some guidance for wine lovers who are looking for ways to maybe drink less, but also broaden their wine horizons? Here’s four goals that can help and … Continue reading New Year Resolutions for Wine Lovers

What to drink with What this Christmas!


Dry December: What to drink with What? Foodies looking for inspiration about wine matching to their latest culinary creation are reading the wrong blog, but bear with me because you might find something interesting. Sir Roger Scruton is my favourite living philosopher and one of his books, "I Drink Therefore I Am", is a great … Continue reading What to drink with What this Christmas!