Category: Miscellaneous

Our iPhone App clocks-up over 20,000 downloads!

Our new (free!) iPhone App is certainly satisfying wine lovers’ thirst for knowledge as a total of 22, 500 people have downloaded it in the last couple of weeks!! The App allows you to browse our list of over 2,000 wines, as well as consult tasting notes, maturity guides and even watch the popular ‘Virtual […]

The André Ostertag tasting at Berrys’: Alsace’s Alchemist turns water into wine!

Believe me, I’ve never witnessed a tasting room reduced to such stunned silence. The 30 guests attending André’s two-hour Alsace masterclass in Berrys’ Pickering Cellar on Thursday sat glued to their seats even for an extra ten minutes after the session finished, open-mouthed, as if begging for more. The Alchemist of Alsace, André Ostertag, had […]

Where is the heart?! What makes a great wine

Last Thursday I was moseying my way along Regent Street in a rather good mood, as I was on way to Mark Hix’s brand new restaurant on Brewer St., Soho. I was pretty confident the food was going to be tip-top and was also pretty happy with myself about the wine in my bag to […]

‘Mullineux Wines, South Africa, visit Piedmont’s finest, Italy’

Back in early October I was treated to a visit from one of South Africa’s bright young gems, Mullineux Wines, Swartland: Chris, Andrea and their first born John (‘JZ’). This is their account.   After a somewhat long and difficult trip from Amsterdam (visa issues- it’s not easy travelling as a South African sometimes!), my […]