Sager & Wilde

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have what could be described as a ‘slightly’ irrational fear of East London. It all stems back to two incidents almost a decade ago, one where…

Zeal Two Step Waiter’s Friend Corkscrew

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to take the time to resolve the small, seemingly insignificant obstacles in life that annoy me to an unnecessary degree but ought not to. You know the sort…

Chinese Wine: 2009 Changyu Golden Valley Ice Wine, Gold Diamond Label, Liaoning

So Chinese wine. Those two words in combination are not something that would usually get the pulse of your average oenophile racing. Admittedly when I think of China I don’t automatically bring to mind a great drink…

Klein Constantia: Vin de Constance

When people use the term “new world”, it can deceptively make you think of a recent comer to the table, somewhere with comparatively youthful experience of viticulture.  Certainly that was the misconception in my mind before visiting…

Hawksmoor Wine Club: Yquem & Apple Pie

I can’t remember how old I was when I first heard of Chateau Yquem. Along with a Chanel handbag it was one of those things I somehow inherently knew I wanted. I do have vivid…