Harvest time at Quinta de Roriz (Video)

Here’s a short film from this year’s harvest at Quinta de Roriz in Portugal’s Douro region. This is where the famous table wine Chryseia is made. It’s a beautiful property. We also get to see the Mistral sorting machine at work: this uses a jet of air to blow away raisined berries which would contribute [...]

Video: in Ghent, visiting the van Steenberge brewery and drinking St Stefanus beer

A short film of my visit to Ghent, along with a merry bunch of beer bloggers and writers. We visit the Sint Stefanus monastery and the van Steenberge brewery, and get to taste the new St Stefanus beer.

Video: The Swartland Revolution in 4 minutes

A short, rough and ready film of the 2011 Swartland Revolution:

Video: Brancott Estate, Marlborough, New Zealand

A short film from my visit to the Marlborough wine region this week, including the famous tipping tanks.

Video: the spectacular Quinta dos Malvedos in the Douro, Portugal

A film from my recent Douro visit. It’s Graham’s spectacular Quinta dos Malvedos, shot the day before harvest began.

For more on Malvedos, take a look at the superb Graham’s blog.

Video: foot treading grapes in the Douro

So here’s a film of foot treading at Quinta do Vesuvio, one of the Symington’s properties in the Douro. It’s amazing to think that many of the top Port wines are still made in this ancient fashion. Port grapes are loaded into the lagar after being picked during the day, and are then trodden for [...]

Video: tasting three Gewurztraminers

So, here’s a short film. I taste three different Gewurztraminers – from Alsace, Chile and Hungary – and talk about them.

Video: Malhadinha Nova in Portugal's Alentejo

Here’s a short film from last week’s visit to the wonderful wine estate, farm and country hotel of Malhadinha Nova in Portugal’s Alentejo.

Video: my Vinexpo experience

So here it is! A film of my first experience of Vinexpo. Just over three minutes of sights and sounds from the world’s largest trade fair!

Video: the vineyards of Burgundy

A short film of celebrity vineyard spotting in Burgundy, much of it focused on the Grand Crus of Vosne Romanee: