Getting To Grips With English Wine Regions (Part One)

Getting To Grips With English Wine Regions (Part One)

We know that wine is about place. So, as the modern English wine industry moves from baby steps to bounding leaps, can we (or should we) talk about what a ...
Why I Hate Magnums

Why I Hate Magnums

Winston Churchill famously quipped that a magnum was "the perfect size for two gentleman over lunch, especially if one of them isn't drinking". After wondering whether World War Two could ...
What Just Happened with Champagne Yields?

What Just Happened with Champagne Yields?

Champagne has been in the news recently, with 2020 harvest limits reduced due to sales being hit hard by Covid-19. How exactly is Champagne's yield regulation supposed to work, and ...
What's In Store for English Sparkling Wine?

What’s In Store for English Sparkling Wine?

I've just come from watching Stephen Skelton MW chair an Institute of the Masters of Wine webinar entitled 'What's In Store For English Sparkling Wine' with Justin Howard-Sneyd MW (ex-head ...
Paying Attention to Tension

Paying Attention to Tension

"I was playing a gig and we got into this zone and I saw this space station and this spaceship docking into the space station‚ and these aliens talking in ...
Simpsons Wine Estate - Staying Nimble in East Kent

Simpsons Wine Estate – Staying Nimble in East Kent

There are a few ways to maintain a large wine estate in England. The most obvious is simply to accrue enough capital elsewhere to be able to bludgeon weather, yields, ...