A review of “The Wine Show: Season 2”07-06-2018

Carrying on after the success of the first iteration of The Wine Show, the team got back together two years later to produce Season 2 that released to a much larger audience on Channel 5... more>
Photo by Julia Claxton

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>
First Growth, redacted

Bordeaux takes off the blinders09-02-2016

There has been a bit of a controversy brewing with the forthcoming Bordeaux en primeur tastings in that the Union des Grands Crus or essentially, the powers that be, have banned blind tasting for any... more>

Young Priorat winemaker heads to Morocco02-09-2015

“Farid, what’s this stick across my seat for?” “Oh that… it’s for the snakes. Unfortunately here in Morocco, they’re all poisonous but since we’re already at 42C this morning, I don’t think there’ll be any... more>

Lidl & Domaine de Pignan 200830-05-2015

For those unfamiliar with supermarkets in Spain, there are few these days that are good and most verge on repugnant (Mercadona.) One of the ones that has historically been the mecca of all bargain dwellers... more>