The Wine Sleuth - Always looking for the good stuff...
I'm a London based wineblogger from California. Follow me on my vinous adventures in London, Europe and beyond. I look for obscure or relatively unknown varietals as well as getting to know the big names in wine, be it Argentina, Bordeaux or California, I want to see it all.
I landed in Sardinia last night and was charmed by the dramatic seaside before we even landed. I know very little about this island other then it’s Italian and cannonau is the main variety cultivated here. I’m here visiting as part of the Sardinia Beyond the Sea initiative sponsored by Sardinian producers and the tourist […]
On a cold, grey, rainy (read: typical) London January day, I made my way to the Boxcar Butcher & Grill in Marylebone for a few bottles of Australian sunshine courtesy of Hay Shed Hill Wines. Owner and winemaker Michael Kerrigan was in town to show off his wines to the lucky ones of us gathered […]
I was in Montpellier recently to do a bit of judging for the 2018 Milliseme Bio trade fair. It’s always nice to escape to the South of France in the middle of winter and when it’s to do a bit of winetasting, all the more fun. While I was there, part of my visit was […]
Over the summer I received the Avina champagne stopper in the post to review. I don’t really use stoppers much but on occasion they can be useful. Avina has developed a champagne stopper that claims it will keep the fizz in AND you can store open bottles sideways, which means you can lay them down […]
Tozi in Pimlico have recently put a spotlight on biodynamic and natural Italian wines they feature on their wine list. Tozi is a Venetian -Italian restaurant that focus on small plates of Italian food or ‘cicchetti’, as it’s known in the Veneto region. The biodynamic and natural wine movement has always been quite popular in […]
Just in time for summer, the Sushi Shop has launched a Summer Box of sushi delights either for delivery or to eat in shop. Sushi Shop specialize in home and office delivery and have a variety of boxes available as well as an interesting selection of sushi rolls and makis. Sushi Shop started in France […]
Piper Heidsieck have just launched their latest cuvée, the Essentiel Cuvée Reservée Extra Brut. Last week I and a small group of wine bloggers dined with Regis Camus, the chef de cave of Piper in Central London over various bottles and vintages of Piper Heidsieck. Regis was in town to promote their newest cuvée, the Essentiel Cuvée […]
Nicholas Feuillatte Champagne has got something new for the summer, their new range of Graphic Ice and Graphic Ice Rosé champagnes. I can be a bit of a purist with champagne sometimes (I do like my Grower’s Champagnes) but on the other hand, why not have a bit of fun with it? Nicholas Feuillatte have […]
I like my wine, as you know, but sometimes, especially on super hot days like we’ve been having in the Capital, I fancy something ice cold with lots of ice! Yes, I’m talking about summer time cocktails and what’s more summery than rum? The Jam Tree are thinking along the same lines and to celebrate […]
Chianti is probably the most well known Italian wine brand around. We all think we know it but do we really? Recently I attended a dinner for Castello di Radda hosted by Italian wine expert Walter Speller. The dinner was at Sartoria in Mayfair and featured the wines of Castello di Radda paired with a […]