RAW Wine Fair 2012

After leaving Liverpool Street Station it all went very wrong; we turned the wrong way, our new super-phones directed us as if we were driving, and the only person who knew where the the Old Truman Brewery was actually didn’t and told us to turn right instead of left!  So after thirty minutes of aimlessly…

Love Wine Festival Bristol

Over the next week I will be visiting the Decanter Great Italian Fine Wine Encounter, the RAW Wine Fair and the London International Wine Fair – that’s a lot of wine to taste.  So when the opportunity arose to visit a small wine event in Bristol with less than thirty companies I jumped at the…

My sense of smell

I had always thought that I had a pretty poor sense of smell.  People around would say, ‘wow can you smell that, it smells amazing (or awful),’ and I would sniff at the air and there would be nothing, or a little of something but nothing that I could identify.  I just presumed that’s how…

Trimbach Tasting – Great Western Wine

As someone who is fairly new to the world of wine I decided that it would be beneficial for my studies if I were to attend as many tastings as possible and I am lucky that living were I do there are loads of great wine merchants hosting such events. On the 25th January I…

The Wine Show 2011 – London Olympia

After scoffing a lot of food downstairs at the MasterChef Live event we finally decided that we had better tear ourselves away and go upstairs for the reason we had come to London – The Wine Show 2011.  The entrance to the show was being guarded by several burly looking men in dark suits –…