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 ...
Free read from from ESW2020 : Black Chalk

Free read from from ESW2020 : Black Chalk

English Sparkling Wine 2020 has been available for a couple of weeks now. If you haven't had a read yet, here's something from inside to whet your appetite. Jacob Leadley's ...