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.

Wine Lovers Masterclass: #3 Taste The Terroir


Want to understand more about why some wines made from the same grape can be so different? Want to feel more confident when visiting a vineyard and during a wine tasting? Then here’s the key to it all: understanding a little about grape varieties is basic level knowledge for wine appreciation, but it is only through considering the defining elements of “terroir” and their affect on any grape (and therefore the finished wine product) that your wine appreciation will rise to greater heights.

Wine Lovers Masterclass: #1 The Neuroscience of Wine Tasting


An easily understandable description of how our brains interpret personal taste in wine, especially how it is “smell” rather than “taste” that makes the greatest contribution. Your personal wine tasting and wine appreciation will never be the same once you have discovered the secret of retronasal smell.

The next BIG thing in wine?


I’m beginning to think that Corbieres could be The Next BIG Thing in Wine, or the wider region around it! Maybe you don’t know what is Corbieres, is it a place, is it a grape, or even which country it comes from? So lets start at the beginning. Corbieres is in France, in the Western … Continue reading The next BIG thing in wine?

The wine with the musk-like taste!


I wonder if anyone knows what is the wine that is actually named “the wine with a musk-like taste”? It’s French, and unusually, in fact uniquely, the wine is not named after the grape as in Alsace, or as per the appellation as in the rest of France. It’s a white wine, quite dry, and … Continue reading The wine with the musk-like taste!