Remarkable dinner last night at the Krug Institute of Happiness. It’s a pop-up restaurant idea based around Krug Champagne, with cooking by Nuno Mendes of Viajante (pictured above), and held in a stunning property in Highgate, 85 Swains Lane.
After lots of Krug Grande Cuvee and canapes, it was time to sit down. We [...]
Along with a good portion of the wine trade, today I attended the Union des Grands Crus 2010 tasting at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. This is a very popular tasting because it is the first time most people will have seen the final bottled wines from the new vintage.
I asked some experts their [...]
A short film, set to music, of the Royal Melbourne Wine Show judging. Ever wondered what an Australian wine show is like? Here’s your chance to find out, although I am told that this is not exactly typical.
Here’s the second of my short films from Cape Wine. This time I quiz some of South Africa’s leading wine growers about Chenin Blanc in South Africa. They have some interesting things to say.
So, the film Dave Fuller and I made in the Douro is now live. We’re really pleased with it, but would love to hear some feedback. If you have 8 minutes to spare, please take a look:
This film is the result of a collaboration between film maker David Fuller (www.storyflex.tv) and wine writer Jamie Goode [...]
So, here I am tasting an inexpensive and delicious wine from the Southwest of France. It’s just so good, and so drinkable.
One of those funny clip things where I taste a wine on video. In this case it is the rather good Legacy Series Syrah 2009 from Vidal in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay.
Haven’t done one of these in a while: here I am on camera, tasting two non vintage Champagnes. Roederer and Lanson.
A short film from this year’s Real Wine Fair in London. I hope this captures some of the essence of the fair. Includes footage from the grower’s party. I don’t remember shooting that bit.
Really enjoyed visiting Kanonokop last week. I shot a film of the very traditional winemaking that takes place here, as well as looking at the old Pinotage vineyards.