Wine Tips: 5 things every wine lover should know


I’m currently posting articles here about wine appreciation in the middle of this pandemic when apparently online wine sales are booming, and everyone has a golden opportunity to learn, understand and appreciate some of the finer things about wine, especially tasting and collecting. Not all of the articles are my own; I read magazines, journals … Continue reading Wine Tips: 5 things every wine lover should know

Wine Tips: How do you like your Chardonnay?


So how DO you like your chardonnay, with or without malolactic fermentation? Or to put it another way, do you prefer your chardonnays buttery and creamy, or would you rather have them crispy and fruity? It’s a serious question, because the market has literally flip-flopped over this issue for the past 20 years, beginning with … Continue reading Wine Tips: How do you like your Chardonnay?

Should you join a wine club?


With a personal hobby of wine collecting and visiting vineyards the current pandemic has completely stopped any visits I had planned. A few planned were here in England around the counties of Kent and Sussex, and we were also due a late Spring visit to Burgundy based in the village of Puligny Montrachet. But collecting … Continue reading Should you join a wine club?

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”!