Yorkshire and wine aren’t too things that are normally put in the same sentence. If you think of things from Yorkshire, your mind goes straight to flat caps, whippets and a nice pint of ale in an old-fashioned tankard. We’re going to go a bit beyond this stereotype and explore Yorkshire food, its qualities and … Continue reading YORKSHIRE’S BEST FOOD & WINE | YOUR GUIDE
As I get older, I forget to take pictures. I get all caught up in the moment, then forget to document it, and in this day and age that’s sacrilege. It’s like the old saying “If a tree falls and nobody is around to hear it, then does it make a sound”, but more appropriately, … Continue reading IT GOT RAW: When James Met Isabelle… Again
In current times when more and more niche retailers are losing business to supermarkets some may think it would be crazy to buy a wine shop, and some may be right. At the same time, I think there are crazier things to do… bungee jumping without a rope springs to mind… to be honest, that … Continue reading Why On Earth Would You Open A Wine Shop?!
If you’ve read any of my postings before you will probably be aware that I have a hard time getting to the point. It’s not that I ramble (although people may argue that I do) I just like to set the scene. So… Story time. Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Berlin. I … Continue reading Supermarket Ramblings
Drew recently wrote a piece on his wine library and it made me laugh when he wrote about ways in which to not store your wine, in particular the bit where he said “wine rack on top of your fridge near a light, is a bad place”. I remember laughing at that and then wondering if … Continue reading A love story on libraries… continued
Bordeaux is a place that I’ve never been to. To be honest, the impression I get of it is… stuffy. This is a completely uneducated impression as the only thing I am basing this on is the wine bottles I have seen. They always seem so old-fashioned and ‘serious’. In actual fact, I hear that … Continue reading Château Vieux Manoir 2016: a supermarket sipper
Just a little over a year ago I was talking with Isabelle Legeron and we joked about the prospect of RAW wine Sheffield. She jested that the only person who would be there would be me. I didn’t get too offended by that as, well she was kind of right. Sheffield has never been a … Continue reading Natural Wine in The Steel City – Dream or Reality?
If you follow various wine shops and bars on Instagram then last Thursday you may have seen numerous posts in big capital letters stating ‘BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU EST ARRIVE!’ with a photo of a store clerk doing a cheesy pose with a bottle of wine, or an artsy snap of a bottle. Wine retailers will regularly … Continue reading Beaujolais Nouveau est Arrivé à Sheffield!
It’s been a bit, folks. I have missed doing these and I’m glad to be back in the writer's chair! Something that I have come to appreciate recently is my library. Now, I’m not speaking about the plethora of unread books on my living shelf (makes for great conversations/decor). The library I’m talking about is … Continue reading A love story on libraries
It’s a common word that is just taken for granted if you know what it means but, if you don’t, it can sound pretentious. So, what is it?