The Alf & Ailsa tasting – Bordeaux Quay Dec 2013

The final exam is looming.  The WSET diploma Unit 3 exam (the big one!) is in January so I am cramming in as many different wines in the next few weeks as possible.  All in the name of education you understand.  So I was thankful that the West of England Wine and Spirit Association had…

New Year Resolutions

It’s that time of year again when the first question you are asked by most people is ‘so what’s your New Year’s resolution?’  Most people either want to do more or less of something.  One friend of mine is going to exercise more; another is going to eat less chocolate.  Mine is one that would…

My first year in wine

If you had asked me this time last year what the grapes in champagne were or to name which region and a left and right bank, I would have looked at you quite blankly.  Then in June it all changed.  At the time I was writing a food blog and wanted to improve the way…