Been a bit radio silence from me this last month with taking a holiday and a few other trips, but back home and raring to go for the autumn. Here’s my recent piece I did for the The Buyer on the best weekend in Bordeaux by a country mile….the world famous Marathon Du Medoc!!! http://www.the-buyer.net/people/le-marathon-du-medoc-the-best-weekend-in-bordeaux/
A couple of things happened recently that sparked me into writing something about mental health in the workplace. I didn’t know what the reaction would be. I didn’t even know if the editors at The Buyer would even want to publish it. But huge thanks to them for running it, and huge thanks to everyone … More NEW BUYER PIECE: Why Mental Health and the Wine Industry Can Be Awkward Bed Fellows
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
Unless you’re into cricket, you won’t know who Blowers is. Henry Calthorpe Blofeld is arguably the most famous cricket commentator in the UK, and is famed for his very eloquent, Old Etonian style of taking us through the summer’s cricket for Test Match Special, an absolute institution on British radio. In fact I’ve just been … More Did You Know Blowers Has His Own Wine?
Any wine geek worth their salt loves a good barrel room. Ok, going on trip after trip wandering round looking at rows of neatly packed new barrels can get a bit tiresome after a while, but it’s the smell of the place and knowledge that all that lovely liquid is ageing away beautifully under the … More Who Wants A Job For Life?
Have finally gotten around to writing up my trip out to Juvé Y Camps a couple of weeks back. I spent two glorious days in Catalunya tasting the premium end of Cava, the famous sparkling wine from Spain. See how I got on…