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
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…
Someone once said that wine is a mixture of art, geography, science, and history. Like one of those things and you’ll like wine. Like all of them and you’ll be gripped for life. I’ll not lie, the jury’s still out on geography, but the rest of them I’m all over like a cheap suit. So … More Taking in the Views like a Wine-o in Abruzzo
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