Burgundy vs ROW

Burgundy vs ROW

At Teddington and Richmond Wine Societies we set ourselves the challenge of pitting Burgundy against the rest of the world. Rather than some kind of grudge match, this was a celebration of the two iconic grape varieties of this fabled region, Chardonnay and Pinot...
Fliss wins The Vintners’ Cup

Fliss wins The Vintners’ Cup

Yesterday I accompanied Fliss to the award ceremony for the WSET Diploma in wine, at the Guildhall in London.  Over 500 graduates from around the world received their Diplomas, either in person or virtually, and a number of of them received additional awards and...
Portugal – A New Look

Portugal – A New Look

Richmond Wine Society gathered over two nights to sample the delights of Portugese wines that are off the generally beaten track. Our focus was on regions that are less well known, and because it was Portugal, a bunch of grape varieties that don’t turn up in...
McLaren Vale and Adelaide hills

McLaren Vale and Adelaide hills

Richmond Wine Society met in February to indulge me in a trip down memory lane. In November 2019 I ran wine tours to three regions of Australia, and during our South Australia tour we spent two days exploring the McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills regions.  During the...