Vinho Verde, Portugal

As we swelter away across the country through one of the hottest few weeks on record, I thought I would bring you a piece that would transport you to a far away green, lush land that is famous for a wine tailor-made for stinking hot summer evenings; the partially frizzante, light, low alcohol, crunchy and…

Pomerol, Bordeaux

Now when I think of Bordeaux, several things come immediately to mind; I think of tannic wine, made mostly from the ‘King of grapes’, Cabernet Sauvignon along with its distinctive blackcurrant, leaf and graphite aromas. I think of opulent Chateaux and I think of archaic classification systems. In the west of the Bordeaux region however,…

Texas, USA

Now most of you may not be aware of this, but one of the most watched programmes of the year is on Sunday the 6th of February- the American Football Superbowl. This year the game is held in Houston, Texas (unlike the majority of our major sports, the venue changes every single year, totally independent…

Walla Walla, Washington State

Today we journey to the Pacific Northwest of the USA to Washington State- not to be confused with Washington DC, the Capital city on the Atlantic East Coast where Mr Trump has just taken up residence. A region undergoing a period of unprecedented growth over the last 20 years; what makes it significant? The AVA…

Barbaresco

The tiny appellation of Barbaresco is located in the state of Piedmont (which translates to ‘foot of the mountain), in the very north-west of Italy. The village of Barbaresco is located on the eastern banks of the Tanaro River, and all vineyards sit just outside this tiny village. Several centuries ago, the hill where the…