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  • Rosé Shines At the Vineyards of Hampshire Tasting

    Rosé Shines At the Vineyards of Hampshire Tasting

    Tuesday saw the second instalment of The Vineyards of Hampshire's trade tasting at 67 Pall Mall. Even though many of these wines were tasted fairly recently for English Sparkling Wine ...
    Wine Australia Bubble Report; Jansz, Arras, Croser

    Wine Australia Bubble Report; Jansz, Arras, Croser

    I nipped into the Wine Australia tasting today to get a refresher on most of the small contingent of quality Australian traditional method sparkling wine being brought in to the ...
    Non-Vintage - The Weak Link in UK Contract Winemaking?

    Non-Vintage – The Weak Link in UK Contract Winemaking?

    Wine journalist Matthew Jukes recently penned a piece for Vineyard Magazine (the UK's main viticultural and winemaking industry publication) outlining the benefits of contract winemaking. It makes for a very ...
    A Festive Fizz Lineup

    A Festive Fizz Lineup

    These wines were the highlights from a lineup of grower champagnes I put together for a regular blind tasting circle. We had a great tasting, with the Egly-Ouriet, Bêreche and ...
    Minding the Blind Spots

    Minding the Blind Spots

    I am currently going through a year's worth of notes, standardising them and entering them into a database with the aim of having something easy, searchable and secure to refer ...
    Finding a path

    Finding a path

    I grew up in a house whose plot was cut out of a piece of woodland like a neat, isolated notch. Paths to nearby farms and villages fanned out in ...