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...

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...

Provisioning for wine in Turkey

If you’ve ever been to Turkey- you know what I am talking about. When all you want is a nice glass of Pinot Grigio- no, not something that will blow your head off, or have you hanging over a toilet the rest of the following day, but a nice glass of ITALIAN Pinot...

Masters of Malt

Just last week we were given a marvellous opportunity to taste 3 miniature samples of fabulous Malt Whiskies from a mail order company specialising in the “water of life” in all its various forms, www.masterofmalt.com and their new “Drinks by the Dram” concept.   This...