I was there this Monday just gone in my “Rhone Valley” lectures for my diploma and heard a brilliant fact that I thought I had to share with you all! Apparently the winemakers of Chateauneuf-Du-Pape felt the urge to bring this into legal statute back in the 1950s and to this day it’s arguably the … More The Best Wine Law You’ve Ever Heard!
I was making my way through my emails this morning and a couple of things caught my eye about Chinese wine. First up I had an email from a press officer at Sainsbury’s, which is a major supermarket in the UK, saying they were about to have a couple of Chinese wines on their lists. … More Chinese Wine Starts To Hit The Shelves in the UK
Taittinger champagne and Villa Maria from New Zealand are sponsoring this year’s BAFTA awards. From anyone outside these shores that’s the British Academy of Film & Television Arts awards. It’s the big night in film and TV for the British, so only right that there’s plenty of booze on hand to celebrate and commiserate in … More Win Some Bubbly For BAFTA Night
A wine I tried recently was a sparkling Zinfandel rosé from Blossom Hill. Blossom Hill is a massive American wine brand, churning out millions of bottles a year to the wine drinkers of the world. They specialize in crowd pleasers because, let’s be fair, they have to. Problem with crowd pleasers is that they’re usually … More What’s Italian for Blossom Hill?
Sitting in a lecture room used to bore me to tears. I loved studying maths at uni, but lectures went so quick that I mostly lost the plot after 5 minutes and sat there for the next 55 minutes scribbling as quick as I could and trying not to forget to breath. And the … More Ooooo Me Sir, Please Sir!
When it comes to social media one of the most important things to work out is what platform the people you’re aiming at, or talk to the most, actually use. For the past couple of years I’ve been pushing myself on Twitter, got into Instagram a few months back, and even tried my hand … More SnapChat – Sod It, I’m Going for It!!
I’ve had a complete shocker. Well I have and I haven’t. In the sense that I haven’t I’ve been hugely privileged to be invited on this amazing trip to Napa and Sonoma with the Californian Wine Institute in March. I genuinely can’t wait, I’ve heard so many amazing things about the West Coast of the … More Just Don’t Talk To Me In June!!!