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.
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
With Old World wines, if you aren't familiar with the region, it can be difficult to actually know what you are drinking.
In a world that seems to be going fucking mad (profanity entirely necessary), it pays to find moments of happiness and clarity. And one fact is abundantly clear: life is infinitely better with wine and chocolate.
So it’s a Sunday night in early January and it’s raining outside. Although you’ve just spent the last two weeks drinking port, red wine and eating enough cheese to give you gout; you’re still hanging on to the holiday spirit and there’s no shame in it.