Tag: thegrapewizard

Eimverk Distillery Iceland

TheGrapeWizard goes to where no grapes grow and finds a fabulous Micro Distillery in Iceland

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.

Modern opulence at Louis Roederer. May 2018

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 is great time for the soul.  No Commuters, birds tweeting, the world… Read More

Harry Megan : must have Wedding tipples !

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 💡 to publish a short piece on the big day for the reluctant… Read More

En Primeur 2017 – A GrapeWizard insight!

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 previous years grape notes and baguette stuffed full of ham and cheese… Read More

Grape Britain: Hattingley Valley – a warm ray of sunshine on a bleak wintery day…

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.

3rd March Mulled Wine Day. Enjoy anywhere, anytime, any place – as long as its cold !

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, Most of NE England has fallen to a stand still and most… Read More

Australian Day – 26th Jan 2018 – ‘flamin heck!

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 takes park in”their” day. Australia 🇦🇺 day celebrates everything that is good… Read More

Practical storage tips to keep your wine at its best until the moment you pull the cork!

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 purchase, what benefits are there to storing wine for future consumption and… Read More

…. and now for something completely different ! New York : Long Island wines

  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 a stick at” !!. Captialism is king and if you ever look… Read More