This post is a quick one for the picture geeks out there. I use my camera phone to take all my pictures, which I know is not the biggest shock to those of you who have seen some of my more piss poor efforts. I’m constantly on the look out for new apps that can … More Check This App Out Kids!
It’s been a lot of fun recently as the guys and girls from the Bordeaux Wines UK team have been in touch and inviting me down to a few of their gigs. It works really well for me as I work with Bordeaux wines for my job, and all these do’s that the CIVB (Bordeaux … More Blending Party With Boys & Girls From Bordeaux
I’m sat here in the shop at Pichon Baron in Pauillac, stealing their WiFi, as my Primuer week comes to an end. Primeur week is where wine-o’s come from all the way around the world to try the most recent vintage (2016) of wines from Bordeaux. The week has a lot of critics, because the … More As Primeurs Week Comes To An End…
Back in my old life in finance there was a “thing” called the black box. This has nothing to do with the recording devices on planes. This is an idea generator that secretive hedge funds would use. It’s the way they processed the info around them and then came out with trade ideas, but no … More Black Box Pricing Stuffs Up Chateaux
So the break up letter’s been delivered. This week Theresa May, Prime Minister of the UK, sent her attaché off to Brussels to formally trigger Brexit. It’s been a funny week where feelings of the week of the referendum came flooding back, but you can’t dwell on stuff like that, we move on and try … More It Was Only A Matter Of Time
Last week I headed down for a lunch thrown by Bancroft Wines for one of their wineries, Bouchon, based down in the Maule Valley in Chile. It was an invite I really wanted to accept because it was down at a restaurant, called Frenchie, that I’d heard was outstanding. Does that sound bad? Surely I … More Pais: Can’t Keep A Good Vine Down
Is there any better way to celebrate the death and subsequent resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian faith than borrowing a pagan festival of fertility and spring and getting chocolate companies to make a fortune off it? Well one shop in Northern Island apparently thinks so. Bored of normal chocolate eggs, D-Bees in County … More An Easter Egg With a Twist