Bursting the bubble of 7 wine myths
I am amazed by some of the wine tales that I read or hear about to the extent that I sometimes wonder how much wine has been imbibed when the stories originated. Variations of these tales suggest that, like a game of Chinese whispers, some of them are being blown out of all proportion as they circulate. Like
A perfect wine for the summer: vinho verde
Portugal is perhaps best known, wine-wise at least, for its fortified wine, port (about which you can read more in my port blogposts on ruby port and tawny port ) but the largest wine region in Portugal is actually Vinho Verde - and the UK is its second biggest export market after France. Nevertheless vinho verde remains
Domaine Thibert Père et Fils Winery
For wines that are a combination of "terroir, know-how and passion".
Back in the day I used to buy French wine from an importer based in North London. I can’t remember how I got to know him but tasting his wines was one of the initial sparks in my interest in good wine – and one of those wines
... & understanding Burgundy wine labels
The focus in the wine world at the beginning of each year is on Burgundy with the release of the latest vintage - in January 2018 this was the 2016 vintage release. It therefore seems like a good time to provide a very quick guide to Burgundy and its wines .
How are you supposed to make sense of
I've been stocking TWR Pinot Noir for a couple of years and it has become a firm favourite of many Pinot Noir aficionados with customer reviews like this "OMG! Superb, beautifully subtle" and 96 points from Decanter magazine, not forgetting its 92 Parker Points. And only a few months ago I managed to find some of their rare TWR Marlborough Syrah which is Northern Rhône
A 'quick and general' guide to different sparkling wine and Champagne flavour profiles - with an explanation of some of the terms you will find on sparkling wine labels.
I was asked by one of my newsletter subscribers to write about the differences between various types of sparkling wine including champagne - you may have seen my initial blog on the different ways in which
What is vegetarian & vegan wine?
There seems to be a lot of talk about vegan wine at the moment. You may wonder what all the fuss is about. After all wine is made almost 100% from grapes, a plant, so you would think it fits perfectly into a vegetarian's or vegan's approved list of food stuffs, wouldn't you? You may therefore be surprised, even
Wine for wine enthusiasts
I set up Wines With Attitude to share my passion for great wine with other wine enthusiasts. Fed up with opening another bottle of wine that really should have tasted better, I made it my mission to set up a wine store with a difference, a wine shop that only sells really decent wine. Think of me as your personal wine
One of the most searched for terms on the Wines With Attitude website is Carmenère and yet I would not be surprised if many readers had not heard of this black grape variety because it accounts for only a small proportion of the total world wine grape production.
So why is Carmenère a popular search term? Though at relatively low levels compared to the
You may remember my brief look at wine to pair with chocolate as part of my Matching Easter Foods & Wine blog . In this wine blog I delve deeper into which wines pair well with chocolate but mainly with chocolate-based desserts. Whilst wine and chocolate sound as if they ought to go together - after all they are both products with which many of