It was a pleasure to meet this wine again after all these years, and learn that like people, old wines can be lots of fun and we still have a lot to learn from them.
"If you could only pick one grape to drink the rest of your life, what would you choose?" Not a fair question, but it was a thought inspired by a game I overheard on the radio when I was daydreaming. I assumed I knew the answer to that … but the more I thought about [...]
Triade (or triad, but skipping the gang associations) is a new wine available at Waitrose. A blend of three grapes, of course; Fiano, Falanghina and Greco this wine is an attempt to bring us something new and modern from the south of Italy. It has been created by what seems to be a very 'international' [...]
Petalos 2008 tasted at home (with some beef stronganoff from Cook! if you need to know) Pétalos Del Bierzo 2008 produced by Descendientes de J. Palacios in Bierzo, Note: A wine of its own. I don’t know of many I could compare in terms not only of the taste and experience, but the story and [...]
One of my favourite memories of the EWBC this year was when we put our collective palates on the line to learn about Austrian wines, taste a range of different bottles, then select a favourite (albeit slightly unscientifically). The best bit was that this selection had an IMMEDIATE, practical effect, because the winning wine not [...]