In My Time – Week 28, 2015


It is already mid-summer but days with good summer weather have been few. Week 28 was no exception. Buying exciting new wines and walking in the Yorkshire Dales were the highlights of the week WINE The man from Enotria Wine Cellars popped in at the beginning of the week. He had driven all the way…

My Easter Wines – 2015


This year I spent the Easter weekend at home with the family, chatting, drinking, eating and taking Bailey, my daughter’s little dog for walks. The television was not switched on even once and no one missed it. Here are the wines that were uncorked: 1. Manzanilla Solear, Barbadillo – in half bottles that can be finished easily…

Tasting Wine With Friends in London


The tasting list included Champagne Perrier-Jouet NV, Barbadillo Manzanilla Solear, Niepoort Douro White 2011, Crawford River Young Vines Riesling 2010, Hugel Gewürztraminer 2008, Rene Mur Muscat Alsace Grand Cru Vobourg 2000, Warwick Cabernet Franc 2008, Warwick Pinotage 2009, Torbreck Cuvee Juvenille 2009 and Moss Wood Amy’s Blend 2010.

A Remarkable Cellar in Sri Lanka


I had dinner with an old friend in Colombo yesterday who has the most remarkable cellar of over 4000 bottles – Rheingau Rieslings from Tony Jost, Frescobaldi‘s Brunello, Ornellaia, Sasacaia, Hill of Grace, Grange etc. Untill his new air-cnditioned cellar is ready, he keeps the wine in 25 Eurocaves!

Cellar Craft


What wines should any good cellar contain? By cellar I mean a collection of wines either in an underground cave or a simple wine rack in the kitchen or under the stairs. These days who has a cave anyway? If wine is best enjoyed with food, it follows that ones cellar should be stocked with…