Oak-ey Dokey – Understanding the use of oak in winemaking

  The past… Oak was traditionally used as a vessel in which to store and/or transport wine. As wood naturally decomposes, it is tricky to pinpoint the date of its use historically. But to give you a rough idea, the Greek historian Herodotus made not of the Mesopotaians shipping vino… 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