Never mind the grapes, here’s the yeast18-07-2016

It seems I have a never-ending treasure trove of articles from the ICCWS 2016 held in Brighton this past May. There was one session that was particularly interesting (well, maybe really) and it was about... more>
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English still wines, on the other hand23-06-2016

Given that today is the so-called, “Brexit” vote, it’s probably only fitting to talk a bit more about the wines of England that I tasted during the ICCWS 2016 in Brighton. After all, if the... more>

Wine without wine13-06-2016

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: This the ’46? Robert Picard: ’47. You’ve been drinking too much of that artificial stuff. What do you call it? Synthehol? Spoiled you. Ruined your palate. Captain Jean-Luc Picard: On the contrary.... more>
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ICCWS 2016, Wow!31-05-2016

This past Saturday marked the end of the three day event called, the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium 2016. That lengthy title sums up the event very well as it was three intense days focused... more>