There’s no denying the influence a wine label and overall pack has on my desire to buy a wine. On a mammoth trek of wine stores (Coop, M&S, Sainsbury, Majestic, Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Lidl) in South London the other week only one store had any bottles open to try which meant the price point and […]
A hangover of monumental proportions the other week taught me that Prosecco on tap does not a fun morning make. I’ve not had a hangover on that scale since I was child free and lie-ins and foggy heads were the weekend norm. Two other blasts from my vinous past have taken me down a rather more […]
The healthification of alcohol consumption among millenials was personified last night at the Circle of Wine Writers Christmas party where there was a notable absence of next generation wine scribes on the one hand and a jolly time being had by all on the other. As one that missed the millennial nametag by a matter […]
If the foggy messages filling the school mums whatsapp group after our first ‘pamper night social’ are anything to go by then wine consumption is still going strong and the capacity to get through large volumes when a group of women get together is vast! So it was surprising to find myself surrounded by women at […]
Hipsters are still a thing right? Defined by their off the beaten track tastes, cool demeanour and big beards. My dad has a big beard but he isn’t a hipster, he does drink a fair amount of wine though which brings me to a dawning moment I had last week at an extremely buzzy wine […]
Now our extension is pretty much finished Mr Bouquet and I are fully back into hosting mode. It was an odd few months of disarray and disruption as the luxury of choosing wine and then drinking it with family & friends took second place to a building site and other wine related activities like choosing […]
Global consumption of alcohol is steadily on the decrease, which isn’t too surprising. I, for one, have unwittingly contributed to the trend for no other reason than having two small children which doesn’t leave as much time for dozy evenings on the sofa or hangovers in the morning. But I heard it’s #NationalFish&Chip day today so not […]
News just out confirms we are the mouths behind the surge in demand for Prosecco after figures announced showed the UK drinks one third of the regions total annual production. Last year we slurped through an astonishing 112.7 million bottles of DOC Prosecco. It’s not surprising then that the wine trades savvier Buyers have started […]
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