TheGrapeWizard goes to where no grapes grow and finds a fabulous Micro Distillery in Iceland
This months article highlights one of Wales’s top vineyards and just shows what hard work can do..
Elegance, romance and a surprise ending on a trip to the opera and a vineyard. A visit to Fumane di Valpolicella, home of Allegrini.
Take a trip to Valpolicella and enjoy the history, the wines and the region.
This month thegrapewizard goes in search of one of Uk’s most environmently conscious producer. Keeping Carbon footprint low and doing the right thing !
I was lucky enough to be invited to the amazing Louis Roederer estate in Reims last month, late May 2018. Getting up early is never easy , but 4.30 AM … Continue Reading Modern opulence at Louis Roederer. May 2018
This weeks article will be a short one. I’m currently in Champagne and Alsace conducting 2 interviews for the website and I thought it would be a good idea 💡 … Continue Reading Harry Megan : must have Wedding tipples !
Every time at this time of the year we see hoards of wine buyers and wine critics trekking down to the Gironde in Bordeaux – Moleskine in hand , full of … Continue Reading En Primeur 2017 – A GrapeWizard insight!
So somewhere between the A3 and the south coast sits a cross cross of country lanes. Roads so interlinked you could easily find yourself lost in a world in Westeros. Enchanting trees encroach the journey to this weeks visit. This is quintessentially England. Here in the heart of Hampshire is Hattingley Valley and it sits perfectly in this idyll.
As I write this the “Beast from the East” and a local UK storm “Emma” is firmly beating down upon us ! – Scotland is in the grip of -15, … Continue Reading 3rd March Mulled Wine Day. Enjoy anywhere, anytime, any place – as long as its cold !
OTBN Saturday 24th February 2018 Today is a a day just like any other day , except 18 years ago a day was set aside for “open that bottle day” … Continue Reading 2018 Open That Bottle Night (OTBN)
The pinnacle of the Chablis application is that of the Grand Crus. Just one hillside NorthEast of Paris show 7 plots of land on the hillside highlighting Chardonnay in all … Continue Reading Unstuffy learning: Learning to love Chardonnay : Chablis Grand cru (4/4)
Australia Day Friday 26th Jan 2018 This Friday (26th Jan 2018 ) sees the world 🌍 witness a global event. A crazy event where a country in the Southern Hemisphere … Continue Reading Australian Day – 26th Jan 2018 – ‘flamin heck!
How to store If most wine is made to be drunk within a year or two of the vintage and most of us consume what we buy within days of … Continue Reading Practical storage tips to keep your wine at its best until the moment you pull the cork!
Located on the East Coast of the US sits a crazy place , a place that’s very stressful, full of suits and more coffee houses than you can “shake … Continue Reading …. and now for something completely different ! New York : Long Island wines
Years ago the North of England was regarded as one of the great areas for industry. Many thought that anywhere past Watford was ‘Grim’. Coal was big business and raw … Continue Reading A toast to Sunderland’s finest!
Learning about wine is easy , what makes it hard is stuffiness and the lack of freely given information given to those that hold the wine knowledge. The key to … Continue Reading Unstuffy learning: Learning to love Chardonnay : Chablis Premier cru (1er) (3/4)