Blind Tasting – Why?

By Adrian | 19/08/2018

The wine world seems to have something of an obsession with blind tasting – surely this is a fairly pointless skill.  In the real world when do you ever need to identify a wine blind?  The bottles have a nice helpful label on the front.  Sure, I can see the need to describe a wine…

Sherry tasting

By Adrian | 19/08/2018

Sherry is one of my passions so I recently organised a tasting of the main styles – Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado, Oloroso, Cream and PX. It’s great when people who say sherry is either to dry or too sweet see the range of wines available and go away prepared to give it a try.

Bizios Symposium Moschofilero 2016 – Wine of the Month July 2018

By Adrian | 01/08/2018

This was really interesting as it uses a grape variety I had not previously heard of. From the Bizios Estate, Nemea, Greece this is really fresh with peach and apricot aromas and will be great with seafood. £16 from Wimbledon Wine Cellar

Diren Collection Öküzgözü – Wine of the Month June 2018

By Adrian | 01/07/2018

I’ve become a fan of Turkish wines in recent years and thanks to Pelin of Gama UK I was able to try this one at the London Wine Fair.  Öküzgözü grapes of eastern Anatolia are blended with Cabernet Sauvignon from the Aegean region. A fresh, lively, structured wine with flavours of cherry and raspberry.  Great…