I've written a bit about this before, but my friend David's book about his career as a drinks inventor is going great guns. I thought I'd keep the momentum going by writing a piece about it for The Buyer. David was part of the ideas team behind drinks like Baileys, Ciroc, Tanqueray Ten, and Aqua … Continue reading That Shit Will Never Sell
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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading Time for Wines and Spirits To Channel That Inner Eco-Warrior!