I have been drinking wine (in preference to any other alcoholic beverage) for nearly forty years, I have been selling wine for nearly fifteen years, but I have been writing about it for only four – clearly there appears to be a lot of catching up to do. However, even if such a concept were possible, wine will inevitably outrun me, or you for that matter, as it transforms and renews itself every season, every harvest and almost every bottle. Every time you think you have nailed a preference for a specific country or a region, a grape variety or style, wine will shift in front of your very eyes to adopt a new and sometimes disarming persona. As wine is never static, its commentators must therefore embrace the same outlook. A new bottle is not an unvarying product it is a living adventure, an expedition full of twists and turns and the only offer I can make here is to ask that you join me on the exciting journey I know it to be.
- Wine that’s all boxed in.
- YouTube presence at last
- A few notes on seasonal food – March 2012
- Blue Nun came to haunt me.
- Festive Wine on a Budget – November 20th 2010