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…

house wines
Education

7 HOUSE WINE STYLES TO ALWAYS KEEP IN STOCK

The ultimate wine lover’s dream is a large wine cellar – with perfect temperature and humidity conditions – laden with treasures from around the wine producing globe. Unfortunately, not all of us have the space or the budget to…

wine headaches
Education

WHY WINE IS GIVING YOU HEADACHES

One of the main questions I get asked when I mention my profession is: why do I get headaches from drinking white or red wine? Before I have a chance to answer, the asker generally presents me with a…