Finishing off this week’s round up of 2017 with April’s trip out to Bordeaux for the annual En Primeur tasting. Basically you all drive around different Chateau drinking young and unfinished wine and make up a load of guff about how amazing it’ll be in a few years. Honest to god, that’s roughly it. I … More Top Wine Memories of 2017 – April
For March there could only be one winner, an amazing trip out to Napa and Sonoma with the California Wine Industry. Wast Coast US wine’s got a special place in my heart for the rest of my life. Great trip, great people, and great wines! “MARCH: Cakebread Merlot, Napa Valley, 2013 In March I went … More Top Wine Memories of 2017 – March
Onto February in my top wine memories of 2017, and a British belter for you all from Hampshire. Get stuck into UK bubbles everyone!! FEBRUARY: Exton Park Brut NV, Hampshire “February brought a Hampshire Vines tasting at 67 Pall Mall’s downstairs bar, you know, the one they allow the riffraff into. I’m so pleased to … More Top Wine Memories of 2017 – February
Happy New Year everyone! Sorry it’s been a while since I wrote last, had my head firmly wedged where I’d prefer it not to be sorting out crap logistics companies. 4 weeks of utter shit nearly over and I can get back to writing!! Woohoo!! The team at The Buyer asked me to write a … More Top Wine Memories of 2017 – January
Wine behemoth E&J Gallo is fast closing in on a hundred years of business. Little did brothers Ernesto and Julio know when they started peddling wine after the repeal of prohibition in 1933, that their company would be so vast, and (crucially) still in family hands. I caught up with Paul Sorrentino at the Californian … More What’s It Like Working For E&J Gallo?
Last one of “Bubbles for Christmas” series, and we couldn’t have done this whole thing without a bit of Prosecco could we? And also Amelia manages to squeeze in a bit of Chocolate Box sparkling shiraz! . . https://youtu.be/mZ3XintMEgM
In Part 2, Amelia and I explore that “special relationship” those two berks Tony Blair and George Bush kept banging on about, by having a look at English and American fizz options for Christmas. We’ve got the super fresh Exton Park Brut, and the sublime Domaine Carneros Classic Cuvée…enjoy!