Wine Lovers Masterclass #4 Terroir and The Burgundy Effect


An entertaining way of increasing your understanding of the concept of “terroir”. We begin with a little history of what has become known as The Burgundy Effect and how the search for the right environment around the world to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay created a revolution. Then, we follow with a movie following seven Burgundian winemakers across the four seasons of a single year with their families as they strive to achieve perfection in their wine.

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

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

The Wines of Gala: #1 Purple


I may not be drinking any wine at present, but I can still read, learn, improve my knowledge. In this case I am absorbing something of Salvador Dalí, who was not only a great artist he was a connoisseur of wine. He categorised  the wines he drank into groupings associated with his emotions and his … Continue reading The Wines of Gala: #1 Purple

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 …….