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The wine blog. Where from here?

by  |  30-01-2018 ~ 3 Comments

To a great extent, I've become numb to shocking headlines over the last year and half. But despite the constantly being on the brink of nuclear war and shithole talk, when I read "Huffington Post... more » To a great extent, I've become numb to shocking headlines over the... more »

Wine Predictions for 2018

by  |  20-01-2018

Sending out predictions for a year, three weeks into the year may seem a bit ridiculous but I needed to wait for statistics to come out in order to rate last year’s predictions. So, this... more » Sending out predictions for a year, three weeks into the year may... more »
Gremi Castle and well, sheep

A Georgian wine revival, how?

by  |  28-10-2017

For those immersed in the wine world, Georgian wines have been on fire for some time, so much so that most editors I work with don’t even want new articles about the country and its... more » For those immersed in the wine world, Georgian wines have been on... more »

Observations from the annual GuildSomm survey

by  |  26-06-2017

If you’ve not seen it, GuildSomm has posted its 2016 salary survey which anyone, even non-subscribers to the site can view. They create this by putting out a poll that people answer anonymously on the... more » If you’ve not seen it, GuildSomm has posted its 2016 salary survey... more »

Roseatis & the shark looming on Rosé’s horizon

by  |  03-06-2017

A few days ago, I received the press announcement for a new store dedicated solely to Rosé wine called, Roseatis. A Catalonia-based website that’s just in Spanish, I find the name horrible given that it... more » A few days ago, I received the press announcement for a new... more »
Athens in 2015, I think?

Wine & Health

by  |  10-04-2017

Wine by definition is cyclical. The growing season presents us with a new vintage each year and this in turn defines the commentary on the beverage. I mention this as currently we’re seeing something of... more » Wine by definition is cyclical. The growing season presents us with a... more »

Why regulating “natural wine” is a very good thing

by  |  15-12-2016 ~ 6 Comments

Recently, Suzanne Mustacich, contributing editor to Wine Spectator and author of "Thirsty Dragon" wrote a lengthy article that discusses how the French are working to define what "natural wine" is. It's a noble pursuit which... more » Recently, Suzanne Mustacich, contributing editor to Wine Spectator and author of "Thirsty... more »

A missed point on sweet Sherry

by  |  11-10-2016

I was quite stoked when I saw this headline as I thought the author of the article was going to bring up the point that, as one of the driving markets for sweet and blended... more » I was quite stoked when I saw this headline as I thought... more »

Catalan Carignan & The “Best” Catalan Wine

by  |  10-10-2016

Last Friday the winners were announced for the 4th edition of the Vinari Awards. This is the main wine award for all of Catalonia and this year I participated as one of the judges. So,... more » Last Friday the winners were announced for the 4th edition of the... more »

Bridging wine’s language silos

by  |  30-09-2016

Vinum is a wine shop in my village where it’s usually the mother of the family that owns it, Cori who you’ll find behind the counter. She’s from the next county over, which in villages... more » Vinum is a wine shop in my village where it’s usually the... more »