An updated taste of Armenian wines16-02-2018

Just over a year ago I was invited to visit and explore all that is Armenia wine. A great and typically exhausting trip, I wrote a summary of the wines tasted and wineries visited if... more>

Not getting the Gik Blue07-02-2018

I have a fun group of enologist friends where I live and admittedly, as a wine journalist, I’m probably something of a black sheep to them but they seem to tolerate me as in general,... more>
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The wine blog. Where from here?30-01-2018

To a great extent, I’ve become numb to shocking headlines over the last year and half. But despite the constantly being on the brink of nuclear war and shithole talk, when I read “Huffington Post... more>

Wine Predictions for 201820-01-2018

Sending out predictions for a year, three weeks into the year may seem a bit ridiculous but I needed to wait for statistics to come out in order to rate last year’s predictions. So, this... more>

The 2017 Wine Predictions in review18-01-2018

It’s one thing in wine to shoot your mouth off at the beginning of the year about what you believe will come to be in the next 12 months. In reality, it’s a crapshoot as... more>

Up the Douro & Quinta Nova16-01-2018

My mother’s family is of Portuguese descent and to honor this many years ago we opened a bottle of Vintage Port that my grandfather had brought back from Porto. The build up was intense and... more>

Markus Altenburger – Red 201412-01-2018

Blaufränkisch and Plavac Mali were some of the first grapes I plunged into when starting to venture outside of my Californian safety net many years ago. It was however not the easiest grape for me... more>