THE TWELWE WINES OF CHRISTMAS

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  Venison stew and a cheeky little number… Soon it will be Christmas. We are surrounded by ancient trees. Massive trunks covered in lichen and moss....

Katsuobushi and Corked Wine

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  A month in the life of a wine enthusiast. Wednesday 1st It seems that Katsuobushi is illegal in the EU. Unknowingly, I ordered two pieces from...

Wine Pairing at Home

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  A wine group may well be the best way of enjoying fine wines without breaking the bank. Had it not been for my wine group...

PRIMING FOR PRIMEURS – New local options

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  Buying wine ‘en primeur’. What is it? And is it worth it? With the news that a local wine merchant is to offer wines ‘en...

IS WINE POISON? – We have the facts

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Humans have been consuming wine for thousands of years. We are part of a handful of mammals that can tolerate alcohol, and many believe...

BEST BELLINI – Shoes, widow and Prosecco

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After two days and nights, Lachlan and the widow forced through lack of food, if not wine, finally left their luxury suite in Venice’s...

WINES FOR WEDDINGS – How to choose the best while staying...

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In biblical times it would seem that, at weddings at any rate, good wines would be served first and lesser ones later on, presumably...