A Rather Cultured Christmas

Reading Twitter in the run up to the festive period, you can't move for people suggesting what to drink with your Christmas turkey, ham, beef, nut roast, or whatever christens the plate on the 25th. Ultimately, my belief is that no wine on such a day is a bad choice, and if you're not sure... Continue Reading →

Can you reconcile wine and health?

Recently I have been considering the impact of choice on one's health. It was kick-started in October by a fabulous few days in Kent courtesy of Vinyoga Deptford, where three days of twice/thrice daily yoga, meditation and (for me, eyeopeningly-good) vegan cuisine was a fantastic chance to reset, relax and reconsider. I was once again joined... Continue Reading →

Prioraty Boarding

Rioja really is one of the fundamental wines that any new explorer must taste. It's an explosion of flavour, with a depth that anyone who's only dabbled in light reds will blow their top at, and a perfect accompaniment to the hearty stews and roasts that autumn rushes in. If I'm in Spain, my limited... Continue Reading →

Advancing and France-ing

This summer has been one of transition. One of questioning, of thinking of the future, past and present.  I am of the strong belief that there is a point in everyone's life where they wonder that they are on the right path; in life, work, and play. Sometimes, you can have more than one episode... Continue Reading →

Le Vin C’est Pas Sorcier

In my quest to become as French as a pasty Northerner possibly can, and buoyed by starting a summer course at the Alliance Française in London, I decided to try and combine two of my favourite things: learning French, and learning about wine. My recent trip to un caviste in Avignon made me realise that, while... Continue Reading →

WSET Episode 2: Attack of the Rhônes

The past three weeks have been pretty wine-heavy, from the trip to Avignon and inevitable summer wedding events and interspersed with studying for WSET Level 2. After enjoying my day at Leiths so much in February, I had almost immediately booked on Level 2 as the metaphorical ink had dried on this blog post.  While I loved... Continue Reading →

In the Footsteps of the (Chateauneuf du) Papes

When I began writing this, Joe and I were resuming a solid form after almost melting in mid-30 degree heat for two days in Avignon. Structural integrity and rapidly escalating temperatures aside, it was a refreshing break that brought a new appreciation of wine, fresh croissants, and air conditioning. We took the Eurostar direct summer... Continue Reading →

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