To get a good pairing, it's all about understanding taste profiles and learning which profiles go together.
The grape is a cross between the far more popular Pinot noir and Cinsaut, so you may wonder why we've chosen to review a wine made from their unloved child...
The subject of vintage seems to be one of the least accessible for people who are new to wine, and even those who've begun to develop their interest, so we thought it was time we gave you our simple guide to vintages, exceptional years and difficult years.
Nature is everything when it comes to wine production, as we wouldn't be anywhere without it. However, sometimes it feels as though the elements are doing their best to fuck you over.
It's a question people ask me almost every day... When I respond that I'm not, their faces kind of drop.
These terms have been coined for a reason: they accurately describe characteristics of wine. But sometimes they can be ridiculously confusing.
My friend Victor sent me a picture over WhatsApp the other day. He had found a three year old ticket I sent to him when we both worked together in the restaurant industry. It read “1x Btl Verdicchio - Ignore, French C*nt”. Victor is a typical stereotype of a Frenchman; arrogant yet charming, stubborn but … Continue reading “Do you realise how F**cking French you look?”… A brief guide to French wine
Summer is here! (Apparently). I hear that there has been a heatwave in the UK, however in the past week I have been caught in two thunder and lightening storms. Ah well, life goes on and I'm positive we will get some sun soon. So, in anticipation of a lovely hot season; I wanted to … Continue reading Think Pink: An introduction to Rosé
One of my jobs at the winery is to take people around the vineyard and give them a tour. I have been doing this twice a day since the start of the season and often find myself repeating the same things word for word. When I realise I am doing this I make a conscious … Continue reading Diaries from the vines #2: Bottle Job
“Why do we overlook our aural sense when it comes to wine?” (I narrated that in my head and then typed it in the style of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and The City… I mean, I've never watched Sex and The City).