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A book review of “Essi Avellan’s Champagne”

by  |  16-08-2017

What I know of Champagne is purely by obligation. In sommelier studies and other wine courses, given its dominance in the sparkling wine world, Champagne is required knowledge and I know as much as it... more » What I know of Champagne is purely by obligation. In sommelier studies... more »

A book review of “In Vino Duplicitas”

by  |  08-08-2017

The entire Rudy Kurniawan affair was sordid and I've read countless articles about the story since it broke years and years ago. Despite this, Peter Hellman's new book, "In Vino Duplicitas" brought out many bits... more » The entire Rudy Kurniawan affair was sordid and I've read countless articles... more »

A book review of “Cork Dork” by Bianca Bosker

by  |  13-02-2017

For some time I’ve been reading articles written by Bianca Bosker about certain aspects of the wine world. While positing topics that have no end of potential (such as “Is there a better way to... more » For some time I’ve been reading articles written by Bianca Bosker about... more »

A book review of “Southern Spirits”

by  |  10-01-2017

"Southern Spirits: Four Hundred Years of Drinking in the American South, with Recipes" is a lofty book in that the author, Robert F. Moss looks to take on the entire history of the American South... more » "Southern Spirits: Four Hundred Years of Drinking in the American South, with... more »

A review of the Oxford Companion to Wine 4th edition

by  |  11-01-2016

So 2015 saw two big firsts for me. I adopted my first dog (the new star of my personal Instagram as well as his own.) The second was that I bought my first copy of... more » So 2015 saw two big firsts for me. I adopted my first... more »

A book review of “Sherry: A Modern Guide”

by  |  02-12-2015

This book has me conflicted and suffice to say, which is probably why it's taken me so long to get around to reviewing it. But in brief, at no point did I really feel like... more » This book has me conflicted and suffice to say, which is probably... more »

Priorat kills it at Guia de Vins de Catalunya

by  |  24-11-2015

Yesterday was the annual presentation of the Guia de Vins de Catalunya. It’s an annual guide that reviews between 1,500 wines within the region of Catalonia. Of course they’re also allowing wines from Catalonia Nord... more » Yesterday was the annual presentation of the Guia de Vins de Catalunya.... more »

Drinking Sherry wines

by  |  13-01-2015

Sherry is one of those drinks that is largely misunderstood as most people believe it to be a sweet drink when in reality, the majority of it is dry or more to the point, not... more » Sherry is one of those drinks that is largely misunderstood as most... more »

La Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2015

by  |  26-11-2014

The annual presentation for the Guia de Vins de Catalunya happened this past Monday. This book is now in its 7th edition and strives to include as many of the wines of Catalonia as possible... more » The annual presentation for the Guia de Vins de Catalunya happened this... more »

A taste of Salt & Old Vines

by  |  18-09-2012

We came across this quite wonderful excerpt from a soon-to-be-written book titles, Salt & Old Vines at Unbound, a rather new website that uses a novel way to produce well, novels. …There are two types... more » We came across this quite wonderful excerpt from a soon-to-be-written book titles,... more »
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