Wine buying in a vacuum: Winebuyers.com28-05-2018

“Disruptive” is a term that raises my hackles. This is due to it either used when referring to something like Uber who are outright breaking the law or then someone who is claiming to do... more>
If you're not on social media, give people something to put there

The winemaker/winery guide to social media04-04-2018

For anyone in wine, you’ve probably heard constantly how this generation or that generation or men or women or fill-in-the-blank is “now buying wine via social media!” Most of these articles usually make big claims,... more>
Simply cannot determine the original source...

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>
Gremi Castle and well, sheep

A Georgian wine revival, how?28-10-2017

For those immersed in the wine world, Georgian wines have been on fire for some time, so much so that most editors I work with don’t even want new articles about the country and its... more>

Observations from the annual GuildSomm survey26-06-2017

If you’ve not seen it, GuildSomm has posted its 2016 salary survey which anyone, even non-subscribers to the site can view. They create this by putting out a poll that people answer anonymously on the... more>

Roseatis & the shark looming on Rosé’s horizon03-06-2017

A few days ago, I received the press announcement for a new store dedicated solely to Rosé wine called, Roseatis. A Catalonia-based website that’s just in Spanish, I find the name horrible given that it... more>
Athens in 2015, I think?

Wine & Health10-04-2017

Wine by definition is cyclical. The growing season presents us with a new vintage each year and this in turn defines the commentary on the beverage. I mention this as currently we’re seeing something of... more>