Wine fairs, useful as they are, are usually hard to get too excited about. Essência do Vinho is a stunning exception – it is actually a very exciting event! Continue reading
Sicily was my first love. It was my first encounter with the heady, exotic mix of southern Mediterranean culture, landscape and food. Sicily bewitched me and left its mark upon my memory. I remember the drama of the landscape and … Continue reading
Standing under the England sign at the entrance of the pitch, imagining the excitement of the players and the crowd before they go on the pitch was quite a thrill. Continue reading
VinExpo 2011 images
VinExpo 2011 – in pictures Continue reading
VinExpo 2011 – in pictures
If it swims, drink Fino,
If it flys, drink Amontillado,
If it runs, drink Oloroso.
It’s fascinating to think of vineyards just 78 miles from Manhattan and having been on a brillant tour of the Finger Lakes wine region last July it was good to complete the picture of New York State wines by focusing on those from Long Island.
Images from the Napa Valley Vintners tasting at the Naval Club. Continue reading
An afternoon of Natural Wine; first a seminar at Blacks club then dinner at Terroir.
I was pleased to be invited to take part in the 5th Cyprus Wine Competition earlier this year, as one of two international UK judges. I didn’t have to think too hard about this one as I’d never been to Cyprus and I was curious to learn more about and taste the native grape varieties. Continue reading
Philipponnat is one of the very few family-run Champagne companies left and they have been in Champagne since 1532 when their family moved to Aÿ. Continue reading