Meh!

I’ve just been to a wine tasting. I tried 14 wines. I liked none of them. It wasn’t that any of them was intrinsically bad per se (actually, that’s unfair, one of them really was), they were just all decidedly meh. G-FORCE German wine fair is currently still going on in the basement of a…

City Wine Fair

I went to The City Wine Fair yesterday. Today I am feeling a little rough. Surprising! It was… mixed. There were some excellent wines and some great people who loved talking about wine. There were also some mediocre wine that was massively overpriced and some people who really didn’t care (despite in theory being there…

It’s really a very good year

I’ve been on holiday! Lovely girlfriend and I have just gotten back from a week in Madeira. While the destination wasn’t chosen with the fortified wine in mind, I’m sure you can see where this post is going. While we did drink some amazing wine from all over Portugal, which will be discussed at some…

Epilogue

Now the dust has settled (and I’ve written up the individual days!) I thought I’d give a few summary thoughts on Wine Week. I drank over 50 wines throughout the week. Only one of them was actually bad. Several were stunning. I found a lot of new places I’ll definitely be going back to for…

Weekend Wine [part 1]

Due to a combination of work and a cold, we missed Wednesday-Friday. Saturday was also world gin day. We started with a lunch of bagels and Pished Fish gin and tonic smoked salmon and a GnT, before returning to our scheduled program. Lovely Girlfriend decided to go and explore Fitzrovia. Not an area we’ve ever…

Part 2.

Wine week really upped it’s game today. This was in no small part due to tasting 19 different wines. Nineteen. None of them were duds. It’s not as alarming as it sounds. Three of us were out this evening and we went to two bars offering three different flights, which we shared. There was also…

Tour de Vin – Premier Etape

In fitting with my Tour de France themed title, we started somewhere other than France. In fact it was a rather multinational start. Right by the wristband exchange there was a Freixenet stall. They are expanding their brand out of only doing Cava into a prosecco. I’m not the biggest prosecco fan so went for…

I’m so excited!

and I just can’t hide it! Three simple words. London Wine Week. Hopefully I won’t lose control. In this context that’d be bad (although may lead to more Port). It’s my favourite. I love it even more than London Cocktail Week. The deal is this. You buy a wrist band (for the princely sum of £10,…

Continuing a theme

I live very close to an area known as Little Portugal. It’s nowhere near the Portuguese restaurant mentioned in the last post. It does have plenty of them though. It also has a wine shop. Seemed worth a visit! It was a great little shop run by an importer. The staff were very happy and…

Schools out for ever!

I done an exam. In wine. It was a bit of a let down. I think I should have paid more attention to the level before signing up. I could have answered all but one of the questions before I started the course and I’m pretty sure I got that one wrong anyway. I appreciate…

Back to school

A combination of disgruntlement at work giving me delusions of grandeur over a new career and wanting to be able to describe things in more detail than on a scale of ‘not very nom’ to ‘all of the nom’ led me to spend the evening back in school. I have signed up to do the…

Hippy Wine

I went to a wine tasting. Quelle Surprise. In my regular coffee shop, just round the corner from work, there was a ‘bio-dynamic, organic and free range (or something along those lines) tasting. This was last week and the tl;dr is that I was so uninspired I’ve struggled to even write a review. Me. 5…