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NEW! The Ocelot: Latest Article now available!
The July 2018 copy of The Ocelot is now available in both print and digital editions. You can read my latest contribution looking at how to stay safe in the summer whilst imbibing your fair share of wine and beer here.
NEW! Crus Bourgeois du Médoc 2016 Official Selection
The official invites are out to taste 2016 Crus Bourgeois in London this coming September. One of the top tastings of my yearly calendar, the chance to try out the already well-regarded wines of 2016 will no doubt be another winner.
23rd – Australia Day – The largest tasting of Australian wines outside of Australia hits London once again. The tasting last year was phenomenal and you can read about it here.
24th – Glass of Bubbly – Trophy and Gold Medal winning wines from the 2017 Glass of Bubbly awards. A good chance to taste the cream of the crop.
Aldi Wine Club 17th Panel
I’m back once again on the Aldi wine Club Panel for their 17th session, putting in-depth reviews on this site as well as numerous tweets out to highlight the latest bottles from their range.
Cru Bourgeois 2015 Official Selection Tasting
The 21st September was a great chance to try the standout vintage of 2015. You can read about last year’s wonderful showing here.
Vineyards of Hampshire 5th Annual Wine Festival
Showcasing the best of Hampshire wines from producers such as Hambledon, Exton Park, Raimes and Hattingley Valley, the festival was back for a 5th year and bigger than ever.
Set within the vine maze at Cottonworth Vineyard, you can read my thoughts on the day here.
Event: Laithwaites Vintage Festival Tasting London
I headed back to this amazing event on the 20th May following a fantastic visit last year.
In addition to the success of last year, this event managed to eclipse it by adding many additional sensory experiences. You can read all about them at my write-up here.