My wine column for the Virginia Water Magazine, 2020-22
In 2020 I was asked to write a series of monthly wine columns for The Virginia Water Magazine. I am making these available here for those who would like to read them (.png or .jpg images as well as larger sized .pdf versions – just click on the titles or images). The choice of wine recommendations is in part explained by a wish mainly to find wines that are available locally to exemplify the month’s theme, and that also reflect a variety of different price points.
February 2022: Wine tourism: planning your next adventure
December 2021-January 2022: Rediscovering Sherry at Christmas
November 2021: Why taste?
October 2021: Malbec from Cahors to Argentina
September 2021: Italian white wines for late summer
July-August 2021: Merchants of Wine
May 2021: Wines for Spring
*apologies for typo: the first Beerenauslese should of course read Auslese
April 2021: Exploring lesser known grape varieties (Touriga Nacional, Petite Arvine, and Sagrantino)
March 2021: South Australian Specials
February 2021: Do glasses make a difference?
December 2020: A fortified Christmas
November 2020: South Africa: good value quality wines.
October 2020: Appreciating the diversity of Burgundy
September 2020: Getting to know the wines that you like