Seven reasons why I love orange wines

I’m drawn to outsiders – people who dare to be different, who stand out proudly from the crowd. That makes orange wines – and the winemakers who produce them –  an easy sell. This is a style that can shock, surprise and thrill. A stand-out orange wine tasting at Styria’s Ploder Rosenberg winery reminded me of how much […]

Fulvio Bressan – Taking the long-term view

Winemaking has developed significantly in the last few decades. Winemakers now routinely draw on a vast canon of research, learning and technology to help ensure that they produce consistent wines and harvest fruit in prime condition, year in, year out. Vintage variation, of the sort that wrote off most early 90′s Bordeaux, is almost a […]

Friday night at Green and Blue – Bressan Schioppettino 2004 and Pintia 2006

Someone said to me recently that Friday night was all the excuse they needed to celebrate with a fine wine.  I decided to put this excellent philosophy into practice last night and recruited a few friends to repair to Green and Blue, an exceptional wine bar in East Dulwich. For those not familiar, Green and […]