Carrie Symonds has been in the public eye quite a bit recently thanks to her relationship with Boris Johnson. How anyone could go near Boris’ Johnson is beyond me so kudos to Carrie. Today, the happy couple adopted a puppy, Dilyn (which means follow in Welsh i.e. follow my lead), who is very cute and [...]
Is there a type of writers block where you write several blog posts on passionate wine topics 'with an angle' before scrapping them and starting again? You see, I half gave into the angst on Twitter lately that wine writers don't do enough drafts, don't get proper criticism and they just don't write with an [...]
"Good wine makes good blood..." Do you know what gets me excited? A wine that I taste, mull over, tell friends about and then when I come to research it, there's little to no information about it on the old world wide web. It's usually because that wine has come from an independent retailer who's [...]
"It's the coming together of two words," she replied. "Amare in Italian means to love and then Amaro means bitter, Amarone is the coming together of those two things." And don't we need a little of both to stay balanced in this funny old thing we call life? Perhaps that's why I'm so drawn to Amarone.
Just before I headed to London for my WSET, a friend introduced me to his Alsatian friend Gewurztraminer. He opened it to go with the chocolate death we were scoffing, a fairly self-explanatory pudding. I thought, hang on a second, I would wear this wine it smells so delightful and to taste so refined with [...]