Sherry, anyone?

Fortified Wine. Port, Sherry, Madeira, Vins Doux Naturels, to name the chief protagonists. High in alcohol. Some sweet, some bone dry. A myriad of different styles from a host of different wine producing regions. Some young and fruity, others decades old and...

FWW WSET Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits

After years of “winging it” with guests – nodding enthusiastically along with the analysis of the wine at hand and encouraging the conversation back to “New World” wines (namely South-West Australian wines!) as much as possible, I finally decided to do something...

The Italian Job

  “Niiice”, my friendly  Italian waiter declared, as I informed him of my choice of the Chianti Classico. I was relieved and grateful that he spoke reasonable English, but had to suppress a smile as he hurried off to the kitchen, in full bow-tie and tux, like a...

Cool Croatians!

Blog 13 I suppose we should count ourselves lucky – we supply wines to Super Yachts here in the Mediterranean and obviously have access to a myriad of wonderful French & Italian wines, can just about get anything from anywhere with a bit of notice. But for any...

Silly Season!

So with the season in full swing and the warehouse still heaving with stock (got to try and beat those French and Italian suppliers who are about to close their doors for some or all of August!), the FWW team have had some pretty extraordinarily daft challenges to...