Wine, drinking recommendations, and lifestyle

Recently the UK has published new guidelines changing the recommendations on weekly drinking allowance. The new recommendations say that both men and women should have no more than 14 units of alcohol a week, roughly the equivalent of 6 small glasses of 13% ABV wine per week. The new regulations have received a lot of … More Wine, drinking recommendations, and lifestyle

Millennials and Wine

Recently I’ve read a number of articles about millennials and the future of wine consumption. A few points that these articles highlighted were 1) the desire for stories and narratives surrounding a wine and 2) desire and excitement for different or unusual wines—the article I was reading used Slovenian Chardonnay and pet-nat wines as the … More Millennials and Wine

PLONK

I’ve recently discovered, courtesy of Richard Hemming’s blog, a wonderful little Australian TV comedy called Plonk. Essentially, three guys set out to make a wine show and end up destroying everything in the process. Its a wonderful satire on media and wine culture, with some wonderful cameos from some of Australia’s leading winemakers. It’s actually … More PLONK

Tasting the Cote Challonaise: The wines of A&P de Villaine

Most serious wine drinkers (especially Burgundy lovers like myself) will know of Domaine Romanee Conti, or DRC. Domaine Romanee Conti makes some of the most sought after and greatest wines in the world (and hence some of the most expensive). This is because of a combination of history and great terroir: DRC owns vines in … More Tasting the Cote Challonaise: The wines of A&P de Villaine