We go into more detail about the lifespan of a barrel and a concept called toasting.
*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!
I have worked in numerous busy restaurants and bars over a period of about twelve years and I can honestly say that this has been the busiest place I have ever had the pleasure of plying my trade at.
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.