Sunny Spain and Cava – ‘Recuerdos de Gramona’

At the moment Barcelona, 28 degrees dry sunshine, and Cava feel like distant memories.  But I can still almost taste the 1999 Gran Reserva Celler Batlle, of which more later. Last week, I was with our sparkling wine buyer Simon Field as guests of Gramona, who have been producing wine and Cava for over 100 years. After an […]

An English Ambassador in Champagne

Having won the UK final of the Champagne Ambassador in September last year (a competition run by the Champagne Information Bureau, who are the London base for the the CIVC, Champagne’s regulatory body), I followed up with the European final in Champagne itself. This took place at the end of three days touring the region visiting […]