2020 wine intentions. Better late than never?

We are almost done with January. How did that happen? Who knows! One thing I know for sure is that 2020 will be a great year for wine. More specifically, my relationship with it. So far, I have enjoyed wines from across France, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Italy. Things have been grand! Exploring well rounded … Continue reading 2020 wine intentions. Better late than never?

Montpellier wines. How do I feel about them right now?

You think of French wine and you think of Bordeaux or Burgundy. That’s normal. They make great wines in these regions. Wines of Kings even. Thank goodness there are other wine regions in France and other people who have enjoyed wine for the past few centuries, not just kings. Real people. People like you and … Continue reading Montpellier wines. How do I feel about them right now?

Great wine books for you secret wine nerds.

As my wine journey officially kicks off, research is becoming more and more important. When I say important what I really mean is that it’s addictive. I cannot get enough of the stuff. If there is a wine nerd bug, I've caught it. Whether I am reading, online researching, talking or listening to different ways … Continue reading Great wine books for you secret wine nerds.

Admitting you don’t know is the first step to magic.

What are the words that come to mind when you think about wine people? Snooty OldRichMale RudeJudgemental Pretentious  Yep. They are out there. Wine jerks. The type of people to put you down for not knowing the difference between a 2014 and 2015 Medoc. Eww. It’s such a shame this epic global industry, the wine industry, has such a … Continue reading Admitting you don’t know is the first step to magic.

Why I want to get into wine. Part 3 | Gratitude.

I could talk for days about why I want to get into wine. Things could get really deep and meaningful, discussing my family’s influence. Things could stay logical and considered, talking about the potential for a DIY, freelancer lifestyle. Check out my Part 1 and 2 blogs for those convos. So, as to not bore … Continue reading Why I want to get into wine. Part 3 | Gratitude.

Why I Want to get into wine. Part 2 | DIY Lifestyle.

One thing 2019 taught me is that my brain is busy. It always needs to be doing something. Whether it be organising, reflecting, meditating or studying, I need to be doing a thing. The good days are full of varied activities. From running, to baking, to working or drinking, I am never not busy (also, … Continue reading Why I Want to get into wine. Part 2 | DIY Lifestyle.

The Somm I’ll never forget.

Picture Galway. Galway in the winter. Picture me in Galway, in the winter. It’s cold and grey and I am feeling it.  When I travel, I like to discover the local food and drink scene. No shocks there. A pint of Guinness and steaming hot bowl of seafood chowder would never normally feature in my … Continue reading The Somm I’ll never forget.