Black rooster, Chianti Classico tastings 2014

Chianti Classico and Gran Selezione...

This time last year I was in Florence for the launch of the new Chianti Classico classification, the Chianti Classico Gran Selezione. It was part of t...

Winery, Quinta do Portal, Douro Valley

Quinta do Portal, Celeirós

This is a post in the Spotlight on: Oporto and the Douro Valley series The winery at Quinta do Portal is impressively large (it's capable of produc...

Barrels, Quinta de Sao José, Douro Valley

Quinta de São José, Ervedosa do Dou...

This is a post in the Spotlight on: Oporto and the Douro Valley series Quinta de São José, a small, family run estate of just 10 hectares, lies...

Ports, Quinta de la Rosa, Douro Valley

Quinta de la Rosa, Pinhão

This is a post in the Spotlight on: Oporto and the Douro Valley series Quinta de la Rosa, an impressive and imposing estate on the edge of the Dour...

Musings

Sir Colin Hampden White

#HOTGV: On whisky with Sir Colin Hampden White

#HOTGV? What could this be? Why it's a new drinks podcast, which, in long form, spells out Heard on the Grape Vine. Heard on the Grape Vi...

Travel

Black rooster, Chianti Classico tastings 2014

Chianti Classico and Gran Selezione tastings 2014, Florence

This time last year I was in Florence for the launch of the new Chianti Classico classification, the...

Food matching

Luiz Hara, London Foodie Japanese Supperclub with Bordeaux Wine

Japanese food, French wines: an evening with Luiz Hara and Bordeaux wines

  French wine and Japanese food, why wouldn’t you? After all, there are some surprising similarities between French and Japanese food. S...

Other Drinks

Sir Colin Hampden White

#HOTGV: On whisky with Sir Colin Hampden White

#HOTGV? What could this be? Why it's a new drinks podcast, which, in long form, spells out Heard on the Grape Vine. Heard on the Grape Vi...