One of my more convincing excuses for the lack of posts on this blog is that I spend eight hours a day, five days per week in a staff writer role producing content for the magazine and encyclopaedia sections of the search engine website wine-searcher.com.
Most of my time recently has been devoted to writing producer profiles; I have also worked on some food and wine pairing pages and am currently updating material on German wine regions. Listed below are some of the stand-alone articles which I have also authored, with links to the relevant web page.
15.1.17 London Celebrates Another Age of Gin The current popularity of the spirit prompts some historical digging into the Gin Craze of the 1700s.
1.1.17 2016 Casts a Pall Over the Wine World Brief portraits of some of the key wine personalities who passed away in 2016.
11.11.16 Why Do We Celebrate with Bubbles? Drinking, spraying and smashing bottles.
30.10.16 Haunting Tales from the Vineyard Ghoulish stories from wine estates and whisky distilleries too.
4.7.16 Going Native on Independence Day The options for drinking native North American varieties on the 4th of July.
27.4.16 The Ultimate Wine Lover’s Leaning Experience Highlighting some of the place places in Europe to study about wine “among the vines”.
10.3.16 Wine Book a Hit and Myth Affair Non-academic review of Terror and Other Myths of Winemaking by Mark A. Matthews