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?

Wine Masterclass #6 Improve your understanding of wine aromas


Did you know that there are THREE types or sources of aroma in that glass of wine you are drinking? Some come directly from the grape itself .... “naturally” you might say! But others arise from chemical reactions taking place during fermentation.... and once again, you might say “so what”! And then there is the … Continue reading Wine Masterclass #6 Improve your understanding of wine aromas

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?