I recently spent a happy two weeks in South Africa. The scenery and the wildlife can be spectacular, and I was fortunate enough to see plenty of it. Unfortunately this is a country with many issues, one of which is the continued poaching of endangered animals, some of which may not be around for very…read more
Posted by Bacchus in Wines May 16, 2013
Posted by Balthazar in Wines May 8, 2013
Sunshine, at last! You can almost hear the hum of excitement around the city when the forecast is actually correct and the sun has arrived. The pale and pasty masses come out of their hiding places and into the parks, gardens and any bit of available sun hit spot, shirtless men wander about with all…read more
Posted by Botrytis in Wines May 6, 2013
“Spring is here, a-suh-puh-ring is here.read more
Life is skittles and life is beer.
I think the loveliest time of the year is the spring.
I do – don’t you? ‘Course you do.”
As the mild weather finally decides to show up, I can’t help but find Tom Lehrer’s Poisoning Pigeons in the Park looping through my brain, celebrating…
I’m fed up with waiting for Spring to show up, so I’ve decided to start without it. As I write, it has just started sleeting outside, and a ‘lazy wind’ is blowing (it can’t be bothered to go round you, so it just goes through you).read more
So I am thinking Springy thoughts, and more importantly, drinking…
Posted by Colin Smith in Wines March 18, 2013
Orange wines were a bit of a fad in the wine trade in 2012. These are wines that can simply be described as natural wines with no additives and so called because they have an orange tint. Notice I said in the wine trade as they never caught on with normal wine drinkers not surprisingly…read more