Wasted on Gran

Is there anything more depressing than the term ‘fortified wine’?  It reeks of dusty decanters on a mahogany sideboard, their contents slowly oxidising until they become undrinkable. So despite wine...

Small is Bountiful

No matter how organised you might be with your weekly shop or delivery there are times when everyone runs out of something.  It might be milk, eggs or, worst of all, wine.  That’s when you might think off...

Top of the Pops

It has been tasting season again when I have to sniff, swirl and spit my way through around 1000 wines in a very few days, making notes on the good ones and turning up my nose at others. This week the focus...