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
Just a little over a year ago I was talking with Isabelle Legeron and we joked about the prospect of RAW wine Sheffield. She jested that the only person who would be there would be me. I didn’t get too offended by that as, well she was kind of right. Sheffield has never been a … Continue reading Natural Wine in The Steel City – Dream or Reality?
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.
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
I mentioned in a previous post that Italy is like my Achilles heel when it comes to wine knowledge, so lately I’ve been making an effort to drink more Italian wine. (Ok, that was just an excuse to drink more in general.) A couple of weeks ago, Lily and I met up with Rachael Leach … Continue reading Fiobbo – Offida Pecorino 2015: A wine you never knew about, but need to know about
Happy New Year! Hopefully you've survived the first week back at work after a Christmas of gorging yourself on food and drink...
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.
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?!
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...!