The first white wine at the Christmas Wine Tasting at the Lion and Lamb was an organic Sauvignon Blanc made by the three Giesen brothers from Germany. Decades ago, well before the wine world had heard of Marlborough, the brothers went on holiday to New Zealand. Whilst there they fell in love with the Marlborough … Continue reading Giesen Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Ever wondered what Prosecco was made of? Well wonder no more. Here is wine-searcher.com's views on this popular bubbly. Click on the image below to open the full article.
The Christmas Wine Tasting at the Lion and Lamb started with a little Prosecco aperitif. Well I say little but I actually had 3 glasses and had to give myself a stern talking to in order to slow down or there was no way I'd last the night. This organic and apparently vegan bubbly is … Continue reading Alberto Nani Organic Prosecco
Every year my local pub back in the UK, the Lion and Lamb in Milton Cambridge, hosts their annual wine tasting. Now this is not a wine bar in the classical sense, it's a gourmet pub. However the proprietors, Lawrence and Sally, are true wine lovers like me, so it's a good excuse for them … Continue reading The Lion and Lamb
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for following me in 2019 and I hope to see you all in 2020 for more wine tasting adventures. Off to drink some bubbly now 😁🥂🍾
A great article by winefolly.com on the highs and lows of the wine industry in 2019. It's been one hell of a year. Roll on 2020.
My own experience of no alcohol wines has been patchy to say the least. They're usually too sweet for me do I stick to tonic water if I need a break from wine. However according to thedrinksbusiness.com things have improved and manufacturers are using innovative methods to reproduce the unique flavours usually imparted by a … Continue reading Best No Alcohol Wines
Apparently wines from this grape variety are rarely seen outside of it's native Sardina, so I feel quite privileged to have tried one here in Madrid. Click on the image below to learn more about this grape variety from wine-searcher.com
This was a sneaky glass of white wine I had at my favourite Italian Wine Bar in Madrid, DOC Enoteca Italiana, when I was there reserving for another event. It was so good I had to write it up. Also it's another new grape variety and region for me. This Sardinian wine is made from … Continue reading Pala Fiori Nuragus 2018
The Carignan grape variety originates from Spain and was originally called Cariñena. Carignan is the French name for this variety, where it is grown in Southern France. However the grape originates from a region in Spain with the same name: Cariñena, which is near Zaragoza in the North of Spain. The problem is that the … Continue reading Cariñena versus Carignan