Wine behemoth E&J Gallo is fast closing in on a hundred years of business. Little did brothers Ernesto and Julio know when they started peddling wine after the repeal of prohibition in 1933, that their company would be so vast, and (crucially) still in family hands. I caught up with Paul Sorrentino at the Californian … Continue reading What’s It Like Working For E&J Gallo?
In Part 2, Amelia and I explore that "special relationship" those two berks Tony Blair and George Bush kept banging on about, by having a look at English and American fizz options for Christmas. We've got the super fresh Exton Park Brut, and the sublime Domaine Carneros Classic Cuvée...enjoy! https://youtu.be/GZycV79O6nQ
Amelia Singer & I both love our Champagne, but thought on the run into the Christmas holidays, time to have a look at some alternative bubbles out there on the market....Part 1 is Crémant and Cava! https://youtu.be/8VtV_u7zYkg Thanks to 20h33 and Waitrose for providing the samples! 😉
I was recently in Bordeaux for a press trip courtesy of the Bordeaux Wines council. A great trip focusing on the great things that are happening in Bordeaux away from the Grand Cru Classés that everyone thinks is all Bordeaux is about. On that trip we headed up to Canon Fronsac, on Bordeaux's right bank, … Continue reading Bordeaux Winemakers – Axel & Chloe
I’m just coming off the back of a really enjoyable evening meeting a fella called Felipe Tosso. He’s a Chilean winemaker, responsible for the wines at Ventisquero, wines that are soon to be even further available throughout the UK, so do keep an eye out. We had a focused tasting and talk through three wines … Continue reading The Pais Bandwagon Rolling On
I have this phrase that got told to me when I started my working life. There’s no such thing as a stupid question, unless you ask it twice. I’ve had that in my head for years since, and use it to this day when I’m running wine tastings or tours or whatever. And I stand … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing As A Stupid Question…Or Is There?!
EVENT: Waitrose Drinks Festival WHEN: 18th/19th November 2017 WHERE: County Hall, London (down by the London Eye) We all love winning free stuff, right? And when it’s free entry to a food and drink festival it’s even sweeter for us wine-o’s and food geeks... Well the fine people at Yealands Wine are going to be … Continue reading Cheeky Competition to Start the Week