October 2, 2019

Wine lovers, let's dream about the perfect wine weekend. What would it be? - Less than 2 hrs by plane from London Heathrow (perhaps on a business route = lots o

August 13, 2019

The Wine-Dark Sea

This is essentially the post I wish I could've found whilst planning our two week sailing trip: how do I combine the best swimming spots on the most secluded islands, while maximising opportunities for excellent restaurants and wine experiences, withou...

August 13, 2019

Croatia. I'll admit the first thing I think of is not food. Or wine.

But sparkling seas? Yes. Spiny Sea Urchins? In their mutilating millions. (Note to self: pack jelly shoes)

I first travelled to Croatia almost 13 years ago as a uni student on a shoe-string budget....

May 30, 2019

During March, presumably amidst Brexit stockpiling panic, searches for English Sparkling Wine were up 488% according to Google search trends. Sacre Bleu, what will we have to drink if it all goes to hell, you may ask? Well, the good news is, even if the French decide t...

February 14, 2019

One of the beautiful aspects to learning about wine is the way wine connects into human history.

Whether it’s Medieval monks with too much time on their hands (Burgundy’s cru system) or the practicalities of seafaring nations exploring the new world (Madeira’s distincti...

February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Day is positively fraught with potential catastrophes, misdemeanours and miss-communications. 

Add first (and second and third) date dynamics into that and you have a cavalcade of uncertainty and second guessing. 

And then… the wine list arrives.

If you’re a b...

January 30, 2019

Have you ever tasted Penfolds Grange or been curious about why they’re so famous? I was recently treated to their ‘Taste of Grange’ experience at their Barossa Cellar door.

January 30, 2019

Why was Samuel Smith, founder of Yalumba so #woke? Find our why and 7 other reasons why you should pay a visit to the fabulous folk of Yalumba

January 29, 2019

Sydney, I love you. Your beaches are glorious. Melbourne, you hipster dreamboat, you can do things to brunch no-one else would dream of. But Adelaide? You just might be the best city in the world for a wine lover.

January 18, 2019

Spending a day in Coonawarra? Check out my top tips for where to eat, where to stay and which wineries to visit!

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