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A love affair with Assyrtiko

by  |  24-06-2020 ~ 3 Comments

Scrolling through my Instagram feed, you may think that I am a bit of an Assyrtiko fan girl and you'd not be wrong. Fuelled by my love of all things Greek, I studied the language... more » Scrolling through my Instagram feed, you may think that I am a... more »

Vischoqueña, el Valle de Cinti, & Bolivian wines

by  |  04-05-2020

There has thankfully emerged a subset amongst wine geeks who are those with the curiosity to seek out this fine beverage being made in any and every corner of the world, whether that be near... more » There has thankfully emerged a subset amongst wine geeks who are those... more »

Wines for la Cuesta de Enero/Uphill January

by  |  02-01-2020

To all who have survived family and the holidays, well done. Now we arrive to the cold, murky days of January, probably broke, or at at least a bit broken. You probably don't even want... more » To all who have survived family and the holidays, well done. Now... more »

Perhaps a #dryjuly for the future?

by  |  28-08-2019 ~ 4 Comments

When living in Spain, July and August mark the time of year that I patently hate as everything grinds to a halt--doubly so when there are the now annual strikes at the airport. While August... more » When living in Spain, July and August mark the time of year... more »

That chilling the red wine thing

by  |  25-07-2019

If this latest heatwave has shown us anything, it’s that there are a few more bends to go before we see the “shade” at the end of the tunnel which signals that another summer has... more » If this latest heatwave has shown us anything, it’s that there are... more »
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A guide to what’s good, bad, & questionable in wine titles

by  |  16-07-2019

Long gone are the days of a bellied, middle-aged white man proclaiming himself a wine expert because well, he likes wine and wants to tell you about what he likes. No, we’ve reached an age... more » Long gone are the days of a bellied, middle-aged white man proclaiming... more »

In Cain I Trust

by  |  17-06-2019

When writing about wine, everything digital is your best friend–right after a spittoon. A lightweight laptop, or in a pinch, the mobile, armed with either Google Keep for quick notes or Excel for longer tastings... more » When writing about wine, everything digital is your best friend–right after a... more »

A more balanced amendment to OIV judging guidelines?

by  |  09-05-2019

Given the amount of wine competitions and people touting themselves as “professional wine judges” these days, it may seem to the general public that setting up such an endeavor takes little more than coming up... more » Given the amount of wine competitions and people touting themselves as “professional... more »

Et tu, Eto? Redefining single-serving wine, again.

by  |  08-04-2019 ~ 6 Comments

The core issue with First World problems is that there are simply so many and they're all so equally "serious". The grocery store has run out of your preferred bottled water. Your personal trainer only... more » The core issue with First World problems is that there are simply... more »

Zayane, a new tribe on the Moroccan wine map

by  |  05-04-2019

It was 2015. I was slightly younger, living in a different village, and most importantly, thought nothing of going to Morocco, in July, during Ramadan. That was an adventure worthy of the hardest of face-palm... more » It was 2015. I was slightly younger, living in a different village,... more »