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
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!
This month’s Tuesday Night Tasting surrounded the theme of “Vinifera” and was hosted by the fine folks at Planter’s Ridge. As host/showrunner, I felt the need to up the presentation game. This involved deriving the word “Plane” from Planter’s Ridge, obtaining a Pilot costume, and introducing each vineyard, as though we were on an airline, … Continue reading Vinifera & Viniserve: An Update from ‘Captain’ Jardine
The word “hypocrisy” comes to mind as I type this. Last year; when James and I both worked together, I would tease him about being a hipster with his 'trendy' drinking habits and now I only ever drink (and find myself boasting about it) local liquor products. I roasted him for his Red Hot Chili … Continue reading TNT, Tidal Bays & Pét-Nats – The Nova Scotia story
You may have noticed that over the past year we have run profiles on a number of distributors, producers and pioneers within the wine industry. That’s because here at Wined Up, we like to talk about people and projects that we genuinely find interesting. We don’t plug certain companies for advertising revenue; we profile them … Continue reading “Come on! Chug, people!” An afternoon with Swig.co.uk.
In what is starting to develop into a tradition for us at Wined Up, we recently attended the RAW wine fair in London. As you may recall from previous posts (that’s assuming that you are an avid reader of our blog) we first attended the RAW wine fair last year and to be honest, I … Continue reading RAW Wine London 2018: A year in natural wine
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
Happy New Year! Hopefully you've survived the first week back at work after a Christmas of gorging yourself on food and drink...
On 16th November, we headed to Amelia Singer's house for a festive wine tasting and I've been eating and drinking like it's Christmas ever since...
With categories such as Food Sharing, Front of House, Chefs, Alcohol, Street Food, Meat and even this year's brilliantly named Charles Tanqueray Inginuity Award; pretty much every nook and cranny of the industry is covered.