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 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.

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

Hope Trumps Despair!


I'm glad to see the back of 2019 for a great many reasons, all of which contributed to make it the second worst year of my life! The general "atmosphere" of this great country of ours was polluted by the political machinations over Brexit, particularly the failure of the "losers" to accept a democratic referendum. … Continue reading Hope Trumps Despair!

Dry December: The best EVER wine festival?


Fete de L’Escargot, (Dordogne), Fete de La Moule (Boulogne), Fete de L’Huitre (Arachon) are all annual festivals in France symbolic of their culture and gastronomy involving snails, mussels and oysters respectively. There are many others across the summer months "honouring" French cheese and ..... strangely ...... paella in the Languedoc. Then of course there are … Continue reading Dry December: The best EVER wine festival?