Painted Wolf Staff Wine Tasting

On Friday the 12th October we had the great pleasure of hosting the amazing Jeremy Borg of Painted Wolf Wines from South Africa. He came in to us for a

Joseph Perrier Champagne, France

Last week I was so lucky to be invited by St Austell to visit Champagne for a tour of the Joseph Perrier vineyard. It’s difficult to call it work as

Why We Love Pinot Noir

Paul Giamatti’s character in the film Sideways explains it best. “It’s a hard grape to grow. Thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. It’s not a survivor like Cabernet, which can grow anywhere

Much Ado About Water

I attended a ‘water tasting’ course some time back. It remains a curiosity during conversations and often bemuses my colleagues. When I mention water sommeliers, giggles usually ensue. What’s to

Has Madeira Wine Gone Out of Fashion?

Have some pineapple?  Pair it with a full bodied, perfumed glass of Madeira wine – absolute perfection. Seriously, you should really try this combination! Some may say Madeira wine has gone out

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