Deplorable wine tasting notes! Subjective or objective?


This post is about differing perceptions in wine appreciation and I did consider writing it as one of my jokey conversations between Buddha and The Two Doctors, but I realised that not everyone would get it. Get it? Oh well, I’ll carry on! But before we really get going, have a skim of these two … Continue reading Deplorable wine tasting notes! Subjective or objective?

Best Winemaker Award 2018


This year we have visited Spain once, France three times, and toured around a number of vineyards in England. In France we visited the wine regions of Alsace, Chablis, Cote de Beaune, Cote de Nuits, Chinon, Saumur, Savennieres, and Menetou Salon and met 16 winemakers of which 10 were new to us.  As usual all … Continue reading Best Winemaker Award 2018

Is “English Sparkling Wine” bubbling enough?


English Sparkling Wine is really bubbling at the moment (Because of Brexit? Sorry BBC couldn’t resist being positive!) Brilliant wines being produced in Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Gloucestershire and more. Nyetimber, Chapel Down, Three Choirs, Poulton Hill to name only a few. But I have a problem .... “English Sparkling Wine”, too many words! Think Champagne … Continue reading Is “English Sparkling Wine” bubbling enough?

Is This The Ultimate Wine Tasting App?


Most of us who are into wine tasting, wine collecting or wine travel will have moved away from writing our tasting notes and tried a variety of apps for our iPhones or iPads to record and remember a specific wine. They all come in different “guises and sizes”, some to monitor your cellar/collection, some to … Continue reading Is This The Ultimate Wine Tasting App?