“Fresh-Cut Garden Hose!” In the documentary Somm, that phrase is used as an aroma descriptor for a wine by one of the Master Sommelier candidates. Really? I don’t know, call me crazy, but I have a hose and a garden and yet would still be challenged to recognize that aroma in a glass, let alone in real life…
Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.
“The Drinking Song,” William Butler Yeats
Double-decker buses, pubs, royalty, theatre, Downton Abbey -- these are the things most of us associate with the British Isles, but how many would think about English wine?
A surprising encounter with The Jura and one of its signature wines
When I took the French Wine Specialist course last year, one of the wine regions that fascinated me the most was The Jura, an increasingly ‘it’ region, nestled in the foothills of the alps ...
My studies for the WSET Diploma have begun and the wine geek in me finds the discussion of brett, malolactic fermentation, lees stirring, and reverse osmosis just fascinating.
My recent trip to the U.K. of course included a trip to the wine country in County Kent, about a half-hour train ride southeast of London.