Category Archives: Wine articles

An evening at Pied à Terre

Regular readers will know that blind wine tasting is not one of my fortes. You can read about my misadventures at the Oxford vs Cambridge annual wine competition here. But I think when the pressures off, I might actually be … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants, Wine articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This week I’m drinking. . . . . port

Me last Christmas: I can’t understand why I’ve put on so much weight. We didn’t do that much feasting. My wife: yes but after every meal you had cheese and port My problem with port is that I find it … Continue reading

Posted in This Week I'm Drinking, Wine articles | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

This week I’m drinking . . . . Viña Majestica 2010

Note uninspiring label  I almost didn’t try this wine because the label is a bit dull, it’s part of Majestic’s Definition Range. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by the cover and all that but when there are 200 … Continue reading

Posted in This Week I'm Drinking, Wine articles | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

You can’t appreciate wine without getting (at least a little bit) drunk

If an alien came down tomorrow and read Decanter magazine, he or she (or perhaps some new completely unthought of sex from the Alpha Centauri), would never guess that the subject being written about was not only meant to be … Continue reading

Posted in Wine articles | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

This week I’m drinking. . . . Jeffrey’s tonic water

I was toying with calling it “This Week I’ll be Mostly Drinking”. . . but it felt a bit 90s student party to steal jokes from the Fast Show. I’ve been rather neglecting this blog for some time; I’ve now … Continue reading

Posted in This Week I'm Drinking, Wine articles | 4 Comments

Fortified wine masterclass at the Restaurant Show

I’m giving what’s being very grandly billed as a fortified wine masterclass at the Restaurant Show at Olympia (London) on Tuesday 3rd October at 12 noon which is the perfect time for your first glass of something over 17%. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Wine articles | 7 Comments

Waiter, these carrots are corked!

Checking a wine for faults using the Plumpton-prescribed one nostril technique. Whenever wine professionals get together rather than enjoy the wine, they are thrown into a state of anxiety that there may be something wrong with it that they haven’t … Continue reading

Posted in Wine articles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment