how to read a wine label
Education

HOW TO READ A WINE LABEL

Have you ever stopped to actually read a wine label? I mean, not just a quick glance at the picture of a stately Château or a cheeky hippo, but really taken a few seconds to peruse the contents of…

best rosé wines
Education

HOW TO FIND THE BEST ROSÉ WINES

You know that spring has arrived when stacks of rosé wine start hitting the wine shops. From still to sparkling, dry to sweet, pale pink to deep fuscia , there is a huge diversity of styles when it comes…

the wines of michel sarrazin
Producers Reviews

TASTING THE WINES OF DOMAINE MICHEL SARRAZIN

The Burgundian fog hung thick and relentless in the air as I guided my flashy fiat along the A6 southward to Givry. Exiting the highway at Chalon-sur-Saône, I was amazed to see how quickly I found myself ambling along…

the wines of domaine trapet
Reviews

TASTING THE WINES OF DOMAINE TRAPET

My week in Burgundy started off with a resounding bang. Tasting the wines of Domaine Trapet is an experience to be savoured. I would have appreciated it all the more if I hadn’t gotten lost…an impressive feat considering that…

wine tasting in burgundy
Life Wines

BURGUNDY REVISITED: WINE TASTING IN BURGUNDY

On a cool and blustery day late December, I was speeding along the route nationale 74 in a rented, mint green Fiat 500. My destination? Gevrey-Chambertin to kick off a few days of wine tasting in Burgundy. I smiled…

what makes pinot noir special
Reviews

What Makes Pinot Noir Special?

Pinot Noir is one of the most beloved red wine grapes on the planet. Curious to know what makes Pinot Noir special ? Check out this quick video guide to learn about Pinot Noir, what it tastes like, where…

How long does an open bottle of wine last
Education

How Long Does an Open Bottle of Wine Last?

How long does an open bottle of wine last? You want to drink moderately, but you don’t want your leftover wine going bad too quickly! So how do you go about keeping wine fresh and how long does wine last…

What is natural wine
Education

WHAT IS NATURAL WINE?

If you have been into a wine bar or trendy wine-focused restaurant in recent years, you have likely come across natural wine. Perhaps you were surprised by the colour or the flavours. Maybe you loved it, potentially you hated…

Wine Mentors
Life

A GLASS RAISED TO WINE MENTORS LOST

The recent passing of one of the wine world’s legends, Gerard Basset, has been on my mind a lot recently. Not because I knew him personally, though I wish that I had had that privilege. It was the remarks…