I know, I know, I’m late to this blogging lark, and it’s my new year’s resolution. Hopefully it won’t peter out by the end of the month. Do please encourage me with your feedback.


Foraging for fungus in the New Forest – don’t try this at home

Published on November 8, 2012

A heavily humid, though not rainy, October morning saw a group of (not very) intrepid sommeliers and journalists stomp through the sodden New Forest in search of mushrooms, thankfully in the encyclopaedic company of John Wright, forager extraordinaire.


Vineyard joggings

Published on October 11, 2012

(aka the jog blog – thanks @thewinebird). Having taken up (very slow) jogging again in the summer of 2012, I thought it might be fun to share some microclimatic observations.


Vineyard joggings

Published on August 28, 2012

(aka the jog blog – thanks @thewinebird). Having taken up (very slow) jogging again in the summer of 2012, I thought it might be fun to share some microclimatic observations.


Vineyard joggings

Published on August 20, 2012

(aka the jog blog – thanks @thewinebird). Having taken up (very slow) jogging again in the summer of 2012, I thought it might be fun to share some microclimatic observations.


Gouais blanc

Published on August 8, 2012

All sixteen progeny of pinot x gouais blanc


Doçal

Published on May 29, 2012

I think this is the first time I’ve set eyes on a four hundred and fifty year old vine, and pretty substantial it is too.


Eclipse Riesling 2011

Published on April 25, 2012

New from Marks and Sparks is this wonderfully refreshing Eclipse Riesling 2011, made by Cono Sur.


A minimalist journey

Published on March 6, 2012

Alan and Nelly Cooper are doing really tasty things high up in the Macedon Ranges. Here’s a tasting of their 2010s.


Lees is more

Published on February 20, 2012

Michael Glover, the winemaker at Bannockburn in Victoria’s Geelong, hasn’t thrown away chardonnay lees for five years. “It’s like a yeast mother” he said.


Mornington Peninsula temperature curve

Published on February 16, 2012

Temperature curve from the peninsula to the city.

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