The Buzz!

What’s new in the world of the UK wine industry?  Find out where I’m going or what’s pushing my buttons!

Forthcoming Event: Laithwaites Vintage Festival Tasting London, 19th/20th May 2017

If anyone has blogger access to tickets to this event (and/or the VIP upgrade) it will be very gladly accepted.

Forthcoming Event: Friarwood Tasting London, 8th March 2017

My friends at Friarwood will no doubt exceed expectations if their Canadian Sparkler by Benjamin Bridge is on display.  You can view my previous notes on them both here and here.

Aldi Wine Club Panel 13

The good news is that I am back on the Aldi wine Club Panel for their 13th session.  I will be putting in-depth reviews on this site as well as numerous tweets to highlight their range.

The next set of reviews will appear here from early in March and the extra fun comes in that they are also including cheese for the first time to do something of a wine-food match. Sounds fun!

Event: Gonzalez Byass Portfolio Tasting Day

I was very happy to attend this event in mid February, but sad that my phone died shortly afterwards deleting all of my numerous pictures of the event (save those I posted on Twitter).

In addition to the main stands from their wide array of producers (my favourites being Beronia and Wirra Wirra) there were masterclasses from Zind Humbrecht and Champagne Deutz.  You can read my notes from the latter here.

Sainsburys now to sell Chinese Wine

Whilst doing my WSETs a little while ago I had to write a paper on the state of the Chinese wine market and the producer Changyu came up as a well respected and prolific name.

I’m extremely happy to hear that, as perhaps as a bit of a hangover from the Chinese New Year in January, they are now stocking 2 Chinese wines.  Awesome news and something I will be reviewing in full.

You can read my reviews of both the red blend and the Riesling here and I also recommended the wine on the Cuvée Reserve forum which you can access here.  Please join in with the forum to interact with like-minded wine lovers!

Australia Day Tasting 2017 London – 24th January

I’m delighted to be attending the biggest Australian wine tasting outside of Oz.  My rundown of the event can be seen over several articles commencing here.

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