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...
Putting the cork back in the bottle

Putting the cork back in the bottle

Last week I attended the first event run by WSET for their Diploma Alumni. The Wine and Spirit Education Trust is the leading organisation in wine education, world wide.  Its qualifications take students from novice to tertiary education level in wine, spirits and...

Brula Birthday

I had the pleasure of being taken out to Brula last night in lovely St Margarets. This restaurant has been a stalwart of the local dining scene and has maintained a consisntly high quality reputation. My good friend friend Stefano Bergamin, who owns Bacco in Richmond...

Goring & Streatley Wine Society celebrates 20 years

It was a privilege to attend the 20th anniversary wine tasting at the Goring & Streatley Wine Society last week.  Having been part of my life for over ten years, it was great to catch up with some old friends, and a pleasure to celebrate such a milestone. The...