A Taste of Something Hard-Won

A Taste of Something Hard-Won

Sparkling wine has hardly been at the forefront of our minds over the last year. Not only are we not getting together to celebrate much, but online sample-based tastings are ...
Love Is In The Air. Unfortunately, It Is Not Alone

Love Is In The Air. Unfortunately, It Is Not Alone

I came across a young couple yesterday whilst on a run in Wanstead Flats. They were resting on a damp log, swaddled up to the hilt to keep out the ...
How Do We React To Generic Wine Flavours?

How Do We React To Generic Wine Flavours?

If a characteristic can be applied to any wine, no matter where it is from or what it is made of, how do we value it? Are generic flavours ever ...
Franciacorta Impressions

Franciacorta Impressions

Franciacorta, sitting below Lago d'Iseo in Italy's Lombardia, is one of the few Traditional Method sparkling wines outside France to have developed a tightly-regulated identity tied to a restricted production ...
English Wine Regions, Part Two : In The Glass

English Wine Regions, Part Two : In The Glass

Read Part One - Patterns in Planting, Still Wines and Size - Here Somehow, I have managed to taste almost three hundred English Sparkling Wines and base wines over the ...
Swill For The Masses! Do We Give Big Champagne a Fair Hearing?

Swill For The Masses! Do We Give Big Champagne a Fair Hearing?

Edit: This piece is now available to read at Tim Atkin's website:https://timatkin.com/a-solar-system-or-a-galaxy/ ...