Meeting the In-Laws and Other Reasons to Drink

June arrived this week, and if you listened carefully you could hear a universal declaration of "well, it's summer now" rippling around every office in the vicinity. It's a statement of intent to organise outdoor parties, picnics, and steadfastly barbecuing whether or not the forecast changes from 26 degree sunshine to humid thunderstorms in the... Continue Reading →

“What is worth drinking is worth thinking about”

"A Handbook of Wine: How to buy, serve, store and drink it", Wm J. Todd (first published 1922) In the week where Samuel Taylor Coleridge's coffin was rediscovered in a Highgate wine cellar and Fortnum and Mason published their food and drink awards shortlist, it seems appropriate to consider how writing about wine has developed over the centuries... Continue Reading →

It’s Spring, Apparently.

Maranges Le Croix Moines, 1er Cru, Camille Giroud 2013 (13.0%) Available from Berry Brothers (£20.65 as of March 2018) Sometimes wine, like food, can be like opening a cherished book. Whether the characters are good (sipping a Nebbiolo in New York), bad (that time  I  someone drank too much Malbec and threw up consistently over a... Continue Reading →

A Taste of Burgundy

Bourgogne Rouge Maison Dieu, Domaine de Bellene 2014 Available from BBR.com A brief tasting note to liven up a Wednesday evening.  I rarely drink white / rosé outside of the high summer months (those three days in July we get in London sometimes), so unfortunately those looking for light pinot grigios and sauv blancs should... Continue Reading →

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