Life as an MW Student

Having successfully completed and taken the WSET Diploma exams several years ago, I’d thought my formal wine studying days were over. A more relaxed, but still professional, approach to wine beckoned- and with no more blind tasting exams! But after a few years I realised that I missed the intellectual rigour of such study and […]

A sparkling week in the life of Edwin Dublin, London Shop Champagne Specialist

For those who think of February as a dull month of fading memories of New Year festivities and of a winter that seems to never end, I have to disagree.  For the past few years, this month has always been enlivened by two important dates in my calendar.  The Berrys’ Rosé Champagne tasting that I host […]

Nyetimber: The Height of Fashion

You know the New Year is is off to a good start when one of the first things to land in your inbox is an invitation to a Nyetimber sparkling wine tasting (including the soon to be launched 2007 Blanc de Blancs)- just when you thouht the excuse to taste bubbles was over.   Even better […]

Krug or Dom Pérignon?

Whilst the streets of London were being battered by gusts and heavy showers almost designed to test the resolve of the doughtiest of Hallowe’en trick-or-treaters (but no sign of an American werewolf), I was privileged to attend a tasting of two illustrious champagne cuvées at the very smart Belgravia headquarters of Moët-Hennessy.  Initial signs were […]