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!

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 …….

Miserable politicians criticise their own World Cup winning cricket team!


There are undoubtedly moments in sport that define us. As an Englishman of an advanced age, in my memory there will forever be those immortal words from the 1966 Football World Cup Final commentary…. “there's people on the pitch, they think it's all over ….. it is now” as Geoff Hurst smashed the ball from … Continue reading Miserable politicians criticise their own World Cup winning cricket team!