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A fake anniversary for Fake Booze

by  |  01-06-2021 ~ 5 Comments

A few days back, Jim Budd posted a round up of his favorite articles from the new satirical drinks site, Fake Booze. I'd definitely add even a few more in there as the humor valves... more » A few days back, Jim Budd posted a round up of his... more »

The new Instagram wine scam

by  |  26-04-2021 ~ 7 Comments

I've noticed a new scam sweeping across Instagram lately and for some reason, it appears to be very focused on the wine community. No, it's not the whole "influencers" debate, but an actual, old school... more » I've noticed a new scam sweeping across Instagram lately and for some... 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 »

The personal story behind a stock wine photo

by  |  25-02-2021 ~ 8 Comments

If you spend any time in the internet you undoubtedly know these hands holding those grapes. Anyone who has seen anything relating to wine, whether a newsletter or the cover of a well-known magazine will... more » If you spend any time in the internet you undoubtedly know these... more »

Transparency, in wine certification

by  |  20-11-2020 ~ 2 Comments

I moved to Berkeley, California to complete a degree in English Literature at the University of California. Coming from a podunk town in the interior of California where most academic challenges top out at giving... more » I moved to Berkeley, California to complete a degree in English Literature... more »

Taking stock of bottle-aged Sherry

by  |  11-11-2020

Despite the great quantity of books on Sherry these days (such as this one), it seems that we’re still lacking one which debunks all the misinformation, misconceptions, and plain old clichés cursing this fine wine.... more » Despite the great quantity of books on Sherry these days (such as... more »

The one-year anniversary of the new Hudin.com

by  |  16-09-2020 ~ 4 Comments

Today marks the one-year anniversary since re-launching this website with a subscription system along with a wealth of other features that weren't possible in its previous, more casual incarnation. Obviously, we find ourselves in a... more » Today marks the one-year anniversary since re-launching this website with a subscription... more »

Talking about Spain around the internets

by  |  28-08-2020

August is usually a pretty slow month of spending a few days at the beach, dinners of cold dishes, and trying to get in dog walks before walking in the sun scorches you to a... more » August is usually a pretty slow month of spending a few days... more »

How that “wine influencer” might well be a fraud

by  |  10-01-2019 ~ 12 Comments

"Influencer" is a word many of us will have heard of at this point even if not in marketing circles where it's the current brass ring in terms of social media advertising campaigns. In brief,... more » "Influencer" is a word many of us will have heard of at... more »

Tasty value a go-go: Lidl Crémant de Bourgogne Brut NV

by  |  25-07-2018

I don’t frequent the Lidl wine selection as much as I used to. It’s not as tight as it is in the UK and seems to have cozied up to the fact that Spaniards largely... more » I don’t frequent the Lidl wine selection as much as I used... more »