Here’s a further little bon mot from the London Wine Fair of May. I was approached by somebody who said “Oh you must see Edgar!” He’s an artist in wine. So I did.
Another day another wine district, but this time a relatively unknown one nestling at the base of the Apennine mountain range in Campania in Southern Italy.
Look away all vegetarians and vegans. Here’s a word or two about the French saucisson. Other meat products are available.
Wine expert Stephen Barrett recently had the opportunity to taste some illustrious wines from two lesser knows regions in Piedmont, against the great Chianti’s. Here’s his account and some tasting notes too!
As you might have read earlier on VineLives, Furleigh Estate in Dorset had an evening of tasting for a launch of their new sparkler.
With this brilliant weather beating down on us in June and July it occurred to me that the red wine drinkers amongst you might be a tad fatigued with the traditional manner of drinking it?
Welcome to the world of bread - French bread anyway - and certainly not our bread. I'm talking about that extraordinary way of the French to use 249 words where we would make do with…
Ever thought about combining coffee and wine? Well, at Just Be they’ve taken this idea a step further and in 2015, owners Peter and Tina opened a coffee wine lounge located in Saltash
If you have ever eaten in a posh restaurant and felt scared of the Sommelier - the wine waiter - then watch this interview with the Sommelier from the Hotel du Vin in Exeter. He is the opposite of scary and has some excellent advice.
Congratulations to Jo and Matt for the launch of The Round House; their new, unique venue encapsulating 18th century architecture and the charm of the Devon countryside.
As I followed my nose (wine joke there), some classy lighting and a large six foot high portrait loomed. Written above the array of bottles and a tall glamorous woman, also in red (I suspect the same curtaining material in dress form), was the word “Dracula”.
Well, we were at the recent London Wine Fair 2018 - how could we not be. Here's a few pics - more stories to come soon.
I’d forgotten. I hadn’t been to a big wine fair for ages and the scale of the recent London Wine Fair is impressive. If you don’t know Olympia in London, the main area is a huge open hall with a wonderful old Victorian (?) glass roof. It is massive and there must have been at least 500 exhibitors.
Here with his regular series is SW Wine Educator and Writer Stephen Barrett. Topically he looks at English Wine and how the history is surprising…
With the sunshine out recently, we sent our intrepid reporter Kat Archer to this celebration of all things foodie ……….and asked her to report back…
Editor Chris catches up with Luis Marculeta from Rioja Vega at a local wine show.
Situated below the picturesque rolling hills of Dartmoor, near Okehampton in Devon, Alder Vineyard is home to the Westlake family and over 4000 flourishing vines. Read more about their story here…
Quick read edition of our Editor's adventure at the Roscoff market.
South West Wine Educator and Writer Stephen Barrett takes us round the recent Cornwall Wine Fair and gives us a few tips as to how to get the best out of shows like this one. Hundreds of wines to try.....what to do?
Our Editor describes his great baked bean trail across the Channel.
Our editor visited the Castang wine fair on Tuesday 13th March 2018 at the St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall, and spoke to Jonathan Hearnden about how it all began.
Plymouth Wine Expert Stephen Barrett answers our Vinelives Top Teasers
Would you pay £2 extra on a bottle of wine? You might be surprised at the difference in quality.
Recently we visited Ashburton. Here's more from Jaded Palates owner Ian Renwick - talking some simple sense about wine.
Are you an ABC wine drinker? Guest writer Hilary Waller from Eastcott Vineyard in Devon, discusses why the Chardonnay grape gets such bad press.
Latest pickings from Vinelives editor, Chris.
Confused at wine labels? All those words and places? Just go for the prettiest? You might be missing out. Our Editor, Christopher Slade, gives a first glimpse at what we can learn from French wine labels.
Guest blog from the owners of Terlingham Vineyard in Kent, discussing their natural wine-making experiences.