When I went full time on Wine List, it was just weeks before lockdown. Plans for regular team outings to vineyards soon got scuppered as lockdown took hold. Last week, our team paid its first two vineyard visits of the year.
On Friday night at eight PM. A group of us sat down to dinner at Bermondsey's Cafe Amisha. Cafe Amisha is old-school Italian cooking, with an atmosphere that transports you to a modern-day Italian holiday.
It was an absolute delight to have my first meal out in a restaurant since lockdown this week. Myself and two colleagues visited Forza Wine to sample our way through most of their menu and taste a couple of their wines.
July shipments have been landing on doorsteps for the last few days. These are the first two wines we've imported ourselves so it's a particularly special time for us. Last October, we were visiting the Dordogne tasting our way through rich truffle dishes and a lot of local wine.
The Bordeaux Wine Council introduced a new category system last week in a trial. To simplify Bordeaux wine for a new audience, it's testing out four categories: fresh & crisp, smooth and fruity, rich & complex, and ethical.
Bordeaux Wine Council has created a new four-part classification system: fresh & crisp, smooth & fruity, rich & complex, and ethical. We can't work out why the separation of ethical from the other list.
This week it's English Wine Week, we opened three great bottles recently, along with supermarket classics. And in Taste our top 5 wine myths debunked.
Celebrating over 100 weeks of Josh's Wine List: with a restarted purpose, plus the usual mix of supermarket celebrations, plus a primer on chardonnay.
Last Tuesday, as this email hit your inbox announcing the pre-order of our rosé box: rain swept Britain for the first time in a month. Talk about bad timing.
Everyone is talking about coronavirus and its fallout at the moment. Exponential growth is a hard concept to unpick, so I always think of different markers and milestones.