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
Rosé Revisited – A reunion with L’altre Vi
Rosé is a crowd-splitter. We recently had a tasting with L'altre Vi to challenge our perceptions of the pink stuff and prepare ourselves for summer.
The Revolution will be boxed! An afternoon with When In Rome
Last month, Lily and I found ourselves in Shoreditch for another wine tasting. (Oh what a tough life we lead!) Normally we do our tastings at Merchants Tavern but this time we reached out to our good friends at Passione Vino, who were kind enough to lend us one of their tasting rooms, for our … Continue reading The Revolution will be boxed! An afternoon with When In Rome
“Come on! Chug, people!” An afternoon with Swig.co.uk.
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.
RAW Wine London 2018: A year in natural wine
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
Domaine des Amiel: Keeping it in the family
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.
Natural wine: what the f*ck is it?!
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?!
Raw Wine NYC: Catching Up with Isabelle Legeron
We nipped to NYC to touch base with Isabelle about natural wine, Action Bronson and Christmas drinking. And we're crossing our fingers for Raw Wine Sheffield...!
Ginspiration from Peru: ‘London to Lima’
On October 6th, I sat down to lunch with Alex James, and his wife and business partner Karena De Lecaros-Aquise James, who at this moment have 1,782 bottles of their gin, ‘London to Lima’, crossing the Atlantic on their way to London.
Picking Fruit: What to expect from harvest time
Our winemaker strolls into the tasting bar with a cup of coffee, takes a look around, exchanges a few pleasantries, makes empty promises to come to the trivia nights that I sometimes host, then wanders off. What a life eh!