Must Have Lunar Wines These wines are the standouts of the 2010 lunar drinking year. Why the lunar year? Notwithstanding I reside in Asia, the nucleus of my ideologies revolve around a back to nature approach with wine, food and the environment – sustainable, organic and biodynamic principals that have its roots in ancient feng shui and Chinese gardening that have evolved over the ... read more >
The Sampler - Wine Machine Our UK Correspondent, Alistair Scott, grapples with tasting protocol, wine-voyeurism and ravaging the credit card at, The Sampler, the dynamic north London wine merchant fast-making a name for itself for seducing palates on and off the premises. Sip, spit or slurp? Difficult decisions at The Sampler So does one sip, spit or slurp? The etiquette for wine tastings in usually ... read more >
Twitter selling Wine through Fledgling Initiative Micro Blogging industry giant Twitter has announced that they are all set to start selling wine under their Fledgling Initiative. The company said that they would contribute USD$ 5 for every bottle sold to Room to Read. Room to Read is a non-profit entity aimed to promote literacy for kids around the world. Twitter said: “The Fledgling Initiative embodies two things ... read more >
D.Byrne Finewines The Wandering Palate’s UK correspondent, Alistair Scott considers the gratifyingly tangible aspects of a good old fashion,, family-run local wine merchant. So, what makes a great wine shop…or off-licence or bottle shop if you prefer? What is it that works best for you as a wine buyer? When the door bell pings and you look inside the store, what excites ... read more >