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>
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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>
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>

Why regulating “natural wine” is very good thing15-12-2016

Recently, Suzanne Mustacich, contributing editor to Wine Spectator and author of “Thirsty Dragon” wrote a lengthy article that discusses how the French are working to define what “natural wine” is. It’s a noble pursuit which... more>
Emeril Lagasse, well-known showcooker

Showcooking & Wordsenglish in Catalan wine17-10-2016

There really isn’t a week that passes in Catalonia where I don’t see some event that has a session of “showcooking” is scheduled. I’m not really sure how this word entered the regular vernacular although... more>