Rekindling the Romance

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They fell in love at first sight. He loved her because she was young, beautiful with a marked irreverent streak, which in full flow...

Sancerre’s Sauvignons

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If I had been asked what regions like Ribera del Duero, Champagne and Sancerre have in common, I suspect I would have answered that...

Michelangelo and a Glass of Chianti

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According to the BBC online life calculator, I’ll probably live until I am 83. If I was a woman, 85. If I had been...

Tasting Victory

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Humble Beginnings “Despite their mutual loathing my parents produced three children. There were times they argued so badly they would both end up with bloody...

How I Got Into Wine (Part 1)

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Anonymous (by request) Coming from a French family it was normal to have wines with meals. When I was old enough to grasp a bottle,...

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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Take the daft email I received recently from a wine merchant discounting a wine by 30% because of some minor damage to the labels,...