Twitter Take Over – It’s Bordeaux Time!!

20h33, France, Social Media, Uncategorized



Following on from my first live tweet up session last week with the Villa Maria guys and girls, I’m back worryingly quickly to do it all again! I’m going to do a take over of the twitter feed for the CIVB’s UK account. The CIVB are the marketing body for the wines of Bordeaux, and they’ve got a big old job on their hands! 

Wine Secret Santa

Guest Blogs, Uncategorized, Wine Industry


A couple of years back a mate of mine, Tim Milford, got me involved in Vinspire’s Secret Santa. Vinspire are a group of young (not sure I’d count anymore!) bloggers who talk about all things booze related. And they set up this thing where everyone gets sent a random name and address and sends off a bottle of wine of their choice. Then you get one back, but not necessarily from the same person.

Christmas Wine Week – The Whites

Australia, France, Whites


I think turkey gets a bad reputation, mostly cos it’s a big bird and it’s hard to cook properly. Ever since someone bought my mum “Nigella at Christmas” then we’ve been having a great time of it. It’s also an incredibly good meat for promoting the production of serotonin (the happy hormone), so one to look out for all year round if you can!

Coming Up This Week On Please Bring Me My Wine

20h33, Fortified, Reds, Sparkling, Sweet Wine, Whites

this week

Managed to skip a day last week as I’ve been over in Paris running a wine tasting night for 20h33. So I guess I’ve got a bit of catching up to do this week. But most of the days are pretty much pre written. Given that by Tuesday it’ll be December, I can start talking about things like Christmas wines without feeling too daft.

Christmas Bubbles On Offer Already!!!

20h33, Sparkling


It’s about this time of year that I wish we had some kind of public holiday in November. The Americans have got Thanksgiving, but us Brits? Nah! We go straight from Bonfire Night on the 5th to Christmas trees for sale and awful songs played in shops on the 6th. Look I’m not a Grinch, but having it all shoved down your throat all November means that by December you’re pretty sick of Christmas already, and it’s still 3 weeks til the day!

#MWWC14 – We’ve all got our traditions!

France, MWWC, Reds, Whites


For this month’s Wine Writing Challenge the theme is “Tradition”. Given the fact we’ve just been through arguably the busiest time of year when it comes to family-meet-ups, some of the things we all do when we’re together are still fresh in the memory.

Christmas Wine Guide

Info For Beginners, Info For More Seasoned Winos, Reds, Sparkling, Whites

It’s that time of year isn’t it?

A couple of weeks ago I got asked by a new foodie mate up in the awesome part of the UK that is Yorkshire to put a few thoughts on Christmas wine. Well it’s my first christmas as a blogger, so I was well up for doing it.

He posted it a week or so ago, and i decided to reblog it now to everyone else.

If any of you fancy having a look at the original, Graham’s site can be found at

There’ll be some more blogs in the next week or so, but might as well use this time to wish everyone a happy christmas and new year. Eat lots, drink lots, and don’t worry about the belly til January!


My musings on life.

I’m pleased to welcome my “Guest Blogger” Mike from Please Bring Me My Wine. He will be taking us through some great wine and drinks ideas for Christmas this year. He also has an excellent website that’s well worth checking out!
Big THANK YOU Mike for your excellent contribution.

Please Bring Me My Wine’s Guide To Pairing Up Christmas Food and Drink

I’m actually turning into my parents. I’ve started catching myself saying “dear me, hasn’t christmas crept up again this year?” I knew it would happen at some point, but unfortunately I am merely moments away from working out where to put the armchair so I can doze off to Morecambe and Wise re-runs.

There are of course upsides into a slightly more ‘experienced’ view point on christmas. (I’m not saying mature, if you’d met my parents you’d know why!) As much as I used to love the…

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