So, it’s that time of year again! It’s time for the RAW wine fair! The RAW wine fair is something that we hold close to our hearts at Wined Up, as it was the first expo that we were invited to as ‘press’. Not that it makes us important or anything like that but when … Continue reading Orange wine: going back to basics or just a hipster fad? Everything you need to know
I mentioned in a previous post that Italy is like my Achilles heel when it comes to wine knowledge, so lately I’ve been making an effort to drink more Italian wine. (Ok, that was just an excuse to drink more in general.) A couple of weeks ago, Lily and I met up with Rachael Leach … Continue reading Fiobbo – Offida Pecorino 2015: A wine you never knew about, but need to know about
Wine and the service industry go hand in hand, and to be honest; if it wasn't for all the years I have spent as a waiter and bartender then I wouldn't have ever had the appreciation for wine that I do now. With this in mind, I thought I would highlight some memories of things … Continue reading Memoirs of a server: Coming of age in the hamptons
So, for a long time Italian wine has been my Achilles heel. To say that it is one of the most sacred and traditional wine producing countries, I feel slightly embarrassed to have neglected it for so long. I wouldn’t consider myself an expert on wine (yet), however my knowledge of other regions, French and … Continue reading ITALY UNTITLED: A Beginner’s guide to Italian wine
Some believe corkscrews to be a daunting contraption, designed to humiliate you when you are trying to open a bottle of wine, which is otherwise known to be a pretty basic task. I know some people who won’t even buy cork top wine because they ‘can’t’ open the bottle, so will automatically opt for the … Continue reading Corks, Corkscrews, Screwcaps and a blogger stuck in his ways
Happy New Year! Hopefully you've survived the first week back at work after a Christmas of gorging yourself on food and drink...
What a year! To those people who have visited our site and the industry folk we've met along the way, we would like to say a big thank you.
"So what's the real difference between Champagne and Prosecco?"
We recently met Aymeric and Jordan Amiel, two brothers who run Domaine des Amiel in Languedoc, France. These guys have a very clean approach, they don’t follow antiquated appellation laws and they make fucking delicious natural wine.
It dawned on me the other day that the two biggest wine fairs we attended this year have been celebrations of natural wine, but we haven't explained what natural/biodynamic wine actually is. Well fear no more, that’s about to change. But first… story time. I remember when I first got really into wine. It was … Continue reading Natural wine: what the f*ck is it?!