About Six Atmospheres

The craft of Traditional Method Sparkling Wine production links vineyard workers in Tasmania with chefs de caves in Champagne, cork manufacturers in Portugal with cellar hands in California and wine lovers across the globe. When you take this craft as a starting point, the brilliant diversity in place, style and culture that makes the world of wine so rewarding comes into focus.

Sparkling wines are subject to two major misconceptions; firstly, that they are simple aperitifs, and secondly that they are perversely technical and difficult to talk about. Six Atmospheres is about unpicking these misconceptions and showing how every step, from vineyard to bottle, is something that anybody can taste. Once you start, the journey can become addictive! 

About Tom

After beginning a career in wine, Tom followed his love of music which has seen him write, play and record for over a decade. Tom’s music has been heard everywhere from Ronnie Scotts jazz club and the London Jazz Festival to BBC and Sky Television, BBC Radio 1, 2 and 3. Away from the piano, Tom tends a small non-commercial vineyard in Kent, even making a small amount of wine when the gods conspire. He is an avid reader and student of all things sparkling wine, and is likely to be found about town anywhere there are interesting bubbles being poured. 

Tom lives in London with his wife and son. If you’d like to get in touch please fill out the contact form below.

Editorial and Content Policy

Six Atmospheres is completely independent. There is no currently no advertising, and there is no paid-for content, either on the website or in special reports. All wines tasted go into the Tasting Notes database, where they are rated. Articles on the website highlight wines of notable quality and interest and may or may not feature ratings. Tasting notes from purchasable special reports will not be made publicly available until a minimum of six months after publication. 

Tom is happy to receive samples but cannot guarantee that any wine will be featured in an article or story beyond the tasting note database. Priority is given to reports on entire ranges or multiple vintages. Where a wine does feature in an articles or story, its origin – whether purchased, gifted or provided by the producer – will be made clear.  Where hospitality has been provided, this will be made clear. Where expenses or fees have been paid by producers, this will be made clear. 

Tasting notes are free to be shared and duplicated. All other content may only be duplicated with consent of the author.

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