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

Sunday roasts, Frasier and Men Behaving Badly – The Wined Up guide to fortified wines

When I was growing up in the nineties I used to go on bike rides with my dad up to my grandparent’s house for Sunday lunch. I always thought it was nice how it appeared Dad saw the importance of us seeing our grandparents and getting us exercise however it later dawned on me that … Continue reading Sunday roasts, Frasier and Men Behaving Badly – The Wined Up guide to fortified wines

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