Category: Miscellaneous

Dubee Dubai Doo

Nigel Greening of Felton Road Estate in New Zealand gives us an insight into his recent trip to Dubai… OK, The land of concrete and dust is finally come. Fittingly, I flew in on an Emirates A380, the largest plane in the world. It is an astonishing bit of kit… apparently there is a spa […]

Nebbiolo streaks ahead; the French connection; Timorasso and Gavi

Week eight of wine adventures in Piedmont So whoosh! up went the thermometer and with it went the vines; particularly Nebbiolo, Italy’s most well-endowed in the foliage department after Sangiovese, scaling two metres high come the end of May. Two theories abound as to what to do next. Option A: slice off their punti/tops to focus […]

Burgundy in bloom

It looks as if 2009 will be an early harvest in Burgundy. The flowering has just taken place in very good sunny conditions during the last week in May, which suggests that the grapes should be ripe around 10th September. Too early to be sure of anything yet, of course, but the year has started […]

Biodynamic tasting

This weekend staff at Berrys’ Factory Outlet in Basingstoke opened a range of biodynamic wines for customers to taste alongside wines from non-biodynamic producers. The successful event was held at the tasting table in the shop, with Berrys’ staff at hand to educate customers on the principles of biodynamics and guide them through the tasting table, […]