Andre Simon 2015 drink book winner Suzanne Mustacich with Acting Chairman Nicholas Lander

#HOTGV: On Bordeaux and the Chinese...

For the nineth episode of Heard on the Grape Vine, I met with journalist and author Suzanne Mustacich at The Goring Hotel in London. Mustacich, who...

Loire Stars

Four of the best Loire Stars at D&#...

Last month I attended a tasting at D&D London's New Street Wine Shop, the theme of which was Loire Stars - the hidden gems and unsung heroes from ...

Jean Luc Colombo maison

#HOTGV: On Vins Colombo with Laure ...

Last month, I met a young winemaker called Laure Colombo over dinner at 28:50 in London. She makes wines at the family vineyard, Vins Colombo, with he...

Wines at the Marisco tasting at The Merchant's Tavern

A taste from New Zealand’s Ma...

My first taste of the 2015 vintage came from Marlborough, New Zealand, from the Marisco Vineyards. I tasted through part of the Marisco portfolio at T...

Musings

Wine rack with bottles

Wine storage 101: The ten golden rules

The small peaks in temperature that we briefly called a heat wave in London is long over. But in the few days of stifling humidity, I did wo...

Travel

Ports, Taylor's, Oporto

Taylor’s, Vila Nova de Gaia

This is a post in the Spotlight on: Oporto and the Douro Valley series Nestled among the dense co...

Food matching

Rustenberg Straw Wine 2011

Rustenberg Straw Wine 2011

The wine: Rustenberg Straw Wine 2011 The producer: Rustenberg www.rustenberg.co.za They say: This wine has been made using a centuries...

Other Drinks

roasters Square Mile Coffee

#HOTGV Episode Seven: On coffee with James Hoffmann

For this episode of Heard on the Grape Vine, I spoke to James Hoffmann, founder and CEO of Square Mile Coffee. I met James at the Lon...