Vinifera & Viniserve: An Update from ‘Captain’ Jardine

This month’s Tuesday Night Tasting surrounded the theme of “Vinifera” and was hosted by the fine folks at Planter’s Ridge. As host/showrunner, I felt the need to up the presentation game. This involved deriving the word “Plane” from Planter’s Ridge, obtaining a Pilot costume, and introducing each vineyard, as though we were on an airline, … Continue reading Vinifera & Viniserve: An Update from ‘Captain’ Jardine

Fiobbo – Offida Pecorino 2015: A wine you never knew about, but need to know about

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

Corks, Corkscrews, Screwcaps and a blogger stuck in his ways

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