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
I don’t know if you’re like me, but I am the type of person to go through phases. I will go through phases in pretty much every aspect of my life. Three years ago I would only drink pale ale beer, last year I went through a NZ Sauvignon Blanc phase and right now my … Continue reading A Wined Up Awakening
It’s been a tough time recently for high street traders, with the likes of Toys-R-Us shutting up and New Look having to close 60 of its stores, it is a bleak time for the retailers. The hospitality industry isn’t immune to this either. Jamie’s Italian and Prezzo have had to close a number of their … Continue reading High Street Woes: Wined Up’s take on the retail and hospitality crisis
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
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
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?!