Lidl UK had a new set of wines ready for us to taste yesterday in Central London. The mostly French-themed selection make up the bulk of what will be on the shelves for the Autumn and Winter in supermarkets across the country. Here’s my take on the top three whites and top three reds to … More NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO: Top Picks From Lidl
I’ve just written a new piece for The Buyer, the online wine mag for the on-trade. It was a bit of a tricky one to approach, as I was desperate to get my point across without sounding stupid. That’s often pretty hard for me. Recently I’ve heard directly from women in the wine trade about … More NEW BUYER PIECE: Women In Wine
Very few times do you see a gadget come out in the wine world when you think that it’d genuinely have mass market appeal. It’s got to have a practical use, look good, and also (and let’s be fair, most importantly) be affordable. I got an email the other day from a team running a … More Get Investing in the ETO Decanter
A few months ago there were a couple of companies that were introducing blue wine into the mix. Wine-o’s were all chatting away on social media and in the press about what they thought about this “creation”. Most were pretty horrified that this was even associated with the word “wine”, but I tried to reserve … More My First Go At A Bottle Of Smurf Piss
I’ve just had an email through form the English Wine Producers marketing board about a very cool thing that’s just been announced for Camel Valley. Based in Cornwall, a county in the far South West of England, they’ve just been granted protected status by the EU for a specific plot of vineyards called Darnibole, and … More Cornish Vineyard Gets Top Accolade From The EU
Not sure whether I get this across much in my writing and that, but I’m a bit of a fledgling eco warrior. Not going to bang on about it too much too often, as I know I’ll end up getting a bit on the preachy side, and end up pissing everyone off. But just humour … More Time for Wines and Spirits To Channel That Inner Eco-Warrior!
That constant niggle of whether I’m doing the right thing by trying to ram my way into the wine industry never wants to go away. I grew up as an introverted maths geek, became a reluctant finance geek, and then a very angry young man working in an office somewhere in London. I don’t miss … More Some Weeks Are Better Than Others