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Cul de Cuvée 17-04-2021

by  |  17-04-2021

A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine and drink world. The restaurant spoketh easy It's been uncovered that secret restaurants have been serving people in private without the use of... more » A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine... more »

Sipping on Faroese & Finn Ginns

by  |  12-04-2021

And now for something different... Gin. Right, everyone talks about Gin these days so it's not really that different and thus one has to go out of their way to justify mentioning a bit about... more » And now for something different... Gin. Right, everyone talks about Gin these... more »

Not finding fault

by  |  23-03-2021 ~ 1 Comment

A much-delayed visit to Raventós i Blanc in Penedès finally came to fruition last week as we just emerged from "county confinement" to "regional confinement". With a brilliant sun shining upon us after weeks of... more » A much-delayed visit to Raventós i Blanc in Penedès finally came to... more »
Photo derived from work by Alfons Morales

With wine information, you get what you pay for

by  |  05-03-2021 ~ 6 Comments

A little while back on a wine professionals online forum I often interact with, someone asked a great question about where to get information for studying up on the region of Jura as she was... more » A little while back on a wine professionals online forum I often... more »
Going your own way means a lot more paperwork

Revisiting the disclosure issue in wine writing

by  |  20-01-2021 ~ 8 Comments

The assault on journalism never stops. Just within the last week I've seen two grave ethical violations of purported "journalism" in wine, and these are but the latest examples... One was an article about Georgian... more » The assault on journalism never stops. Just within the last week I've... more »

Riedel me this!

by  |  12-01-2021

I have a guilty secret that I’ve been hiding from the wine world. No, it’s not a sneaking admiration for white Zinfandel, it’s far more embarrassing than that. The truth is that I prefer drinking... more » I have a guilty secret that I’ve been hiding from the wine... more »

Coravin Model Five/Six vs the Model Two

by  |  21-12-2020 ~ 2 Comments

I've been using the Coravin system profusely for a few years now. While I don't own a wine bar or a winery (two of the best use cases), it serves me exceedingly well to taste... more » I've been using the Coravin system profusely for a few years now.... more »
Photo by Morana Zibar

The nitty & gritty about The Wine Instagram

by  |  09-10-2020 ~ 1 Comment

Lockdown brought about an exponential increase in my social media screen time to the point of saturation and forced me to re-evaluate the good, the bad and the ugly of both Twitter and Instagram. My... more » Lockdown brought about an exponential increase in my social media screen time... more »
Photo by Lenka Sedláčková

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 »