When I was filming the video for English Wine Week with my mate Amelia (her off the Wine Show), she decided to surprise me with a bottle of something that, if I’m honest, I would never have picked off the shelf. It’s a thing called GinKing, and I’ve got to admit, I got a bit … More The GinKing Video
So the time is drawing nearer to 2017’s Marathon Du Medoc. It’s a marathon run across the left bank of Bordeaux, through the vineyards, with wine tasting stations, oyster bars, and steak sandwiches throughout. I did it last year for the first time and am well up for doing it every year for the rest … More Marathon Du Medoc 2017 – What Do I Wear?
This years Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship has recently announced its medal winners for 2017 and it was wonderful to see so many English and Welsh Wine Makers scooping gold medals. It’s just further proof that wine making in England and Wales is on the up and here to stay!
Great news this last week that my friend Guillaume Dunos has been selected in the final of the UK’s Young Chef of the Year competition!! Massive!
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
I went on holiday, years ago, to Sardinia. For one reason or another we spent the whole time driving round the island trying to “do Sardinia” in a week. Pinging it from Cagliari to San Pietro, up to Alghero, and across to Porto Cervo. I spent more time in the car than outside. And on … More Planes, trains, and…er…trains to the Douro!
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