How to choose wine in a restaurant

  It’s likely that we’ve all been there at some point. Let’s set the scene. The wine list is being passed around the table like it’s a hot potato – the group you are dining with are all eating something completely different (making the wine complimenting the food scenario virtually… Read more

Biodynamic Viticulture honours Mother Nature

Mother Nature is a force to be reckoned with, clearly demonstrated in the events of the past month; storms, rain, rain, flooding, rain and yet more rain. As spring slowly arrives, one can only marvel at the mystery of all that is Mother Nature. Biodynamic viticulture is based on the… Read more

For the Love of an Italian Varietal

For some, February brings with it a healthy dose of anticipation of how the Royal Mail will possibly manage the hefty load of Valentine’s cards to be delivered to their door. For others, the sheer intermittent presence of that elusive ball in the sky (aka ‘the sun’), provides the promise… Read more

Life is a Cabernet!

I don’t think that I would be alone in my reference to the noble grape variety, Cabernet Sauvignon as ‘King Cab’, would I? Powerful and weighty, this grape variety produces red wines that are richly concentrated in fruit intensity, backed up with plenty of tannin. This can be traced back… Read more