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
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?
I don’t know about you, but when the temperature starts to crank up, my appetite does the opposite. During Winter I can happily spend hours in the kitchen making rich stews and heart warming roast dinners, but as soon as the Summer hits all I want is something quick, light, easy and to avoid the … Continue reading Salads, Summer and Sipping!
What a year! To those people who have visited our site and the industry folk we've met along the way, we would like to say a big thank you.
*If you are French or from the USA you may find this next part a bit offensive...*
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!
Lily's five tips on how to build on your wine knowledge in everyday life. And a great way of justifying your drinking habit.
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