Posted on 06 Oct 2012
Most people believe that since 1985 if it weren't for a certain Marlborough-based vineyard and iconic wine label called Cloudy Bay and a couple of talented individuals - one of them, a chap named Kevin Judd, the modern New Zealand wine industry would be in a far more... READ MORE »
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Posted on 11 Sep 2012
I'm particularly passionate about the wines of Navarra in Northern Spain. If you read my previous evines blog post, then I'm sure that you'll appreciate this. For me, this neighbouring region to the more famous and popular Rioja, amongst others, produces top... READ MORE »
Posted on 08 Sep 2012
Yes, I know - forget about the meaning of life, the theory of relativity or the laws of gravity, this is the burning question that everyone wants to ask. What should you drink with a Snickers bar? The eVines readers and followers of my scribblings will know, and I... READ MORE »
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Posted on 27 Aug 2012
It was in 2006 that I first met Eva Fricke. I was on a wine trip organised by Wines of Germany with some fellow sommeliers to visit vineyards in Germany. One of the vineyards we visited was Leitz based in Rudesheim within the prestigious Rheingau region. We also attended the... READ MORE »
Posted on 25 Aug 2012
Essentially, all I do is take all the ingredients (roughly chopped veg etc) and the seasonings, except the bread and ice cubes and blitz them up in a food processor. This should only take a few minutes to make a pulpy liquid - approximately 2 litres in volume. Check the... READ MORE »
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Posted on 23 Aug 2012
I have a particular soft spot for pink wines. But what do we mean exactly by 'pink' wines? Some of them, however, do receive a bit of a bad reputation. Some people believe that rose wines are very seasonal and allegedly only appeal to a particular segment of the wine-... READ MORE »