Monthly Archives: May 2012

  • Wine Man’s Bluff

    Posted by Cerris in Wines May 31, 2012

    There is really nothing I like more than to get together with other wine weirdos and geek out over wine. The intensive debate to whether the wine is more like wafts from a steamy cow pat or a mug of camomile tea is quite special. But is even more so, when your compatriote nods and…

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  • All the Fun of the Fair

    Posted by Botrytis in Wines May 28, 2012

    One of the highlights of my professional year is attending the London International Wine Fair. The LIWF is a trade-only event held annually at ExCeL in London Docklands, and is a fantastic opportunity to try wines from all over the world.
    ExCeL is accessed via the Docklands Light Railway, which with its small driver-less carriages and…

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  • Mature Pouilly-Fumé

    Posted by Bacchus in Wines May 15, 2012

    Sometimes you just try a wine and it makes complete sense. You cannot find any fault and everything seems to be in perfect balance. For me one of the main things that marks a great wine out from a good one is the achievement of perfect balance between all of the components: the acidity, the…

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  • Little Harvest Wine Fair

    Posted by Cerris in Wines May 11, 2012

    This weekend just passed, we held a mini wine fair and cracked into eight bottles from our ‘little harvest’ range. They are all French table wines, from the regions of the Languedoc-Roussion, Rhone Valley and pretty Provence.

    At £5.80 a pop, they are not a wine to be swirled whilst twirling your goatee but a wine…

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  • Of 1/3 Pints and Pinot Grigio

    Posted by Botrytis in Wines May 7, 2012

    As I write, I am in post beer-festival-recovery-mode, though to be honest I am suffering no real ill-effects, having been reasonably sensible on this outing. Its the first time I've been to to the Reading Beer and Cider Festival, and it was a pretty good do. My brother and I arrived at about three in…

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