• The Spirit of Father's Day

    Posted by Bacchus in Wines June 18, 2015

    This Sunday it’s Father’s Day, a celebration that has taken on more significance in recent years, partly because businesses have identified it as a key time to make some extra money and it is now advertised everywhere. Cynicism aside though, there is no reason why we shouldn’t remember what our Dads have done for us…

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  • Beer Glorious Beer

    Posted by Bacchus in Wines May 28, 2015

    I enjoy drinking beer almost as much as a good bottle of wine. After a good long wine tasting session I enjoy nothing more than refreshing the palate with a cool, crisp beer. Not that it can’t offer sophistication and complexity. These days beer is serious business; the rise of craft beer reflects a growing…

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  • A Toast to History

    Posted by Bacchus in Wines April 16, 2015

    One of my favourite pastimes (forgive the pun) is trying older wines and, when budget will allow (rare indeed!), something particularly old. I have been fortunate to try some truly magnificent wines on occasion, often by sharing the cost with other friends and family so that we can all experience something special. You certainly don’t…

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  • Alsace: Not sweet. Not German. Not Selling.

    Posted by Botrytis in Wines March 30, 2015

    One of the first pieces of wine advice I ever learnt must have been over 20 years ago, and little more than a child, was 'If you are a bit stuck on a restaurant wine list, go for a wine from Alsace. They are always reliable.'
    Despite the fact that the wine world has changed dramatically…

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  • Rediscovering An Old Favourite

    Posted by Balthazar in Wines February 24, 2015

    February heralds the start of the 2015  wine trade tastings,where you get the chance to not only discover new and exciting wines from familiar and not familiar wineries and regions, but also a chance to taste some of your old favourites. At a recent tasting it was great to revisit some of my favourite wines…

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