I first met Ryan Opaz in 2011 when I attended the European Wine Blogger’s Conference in Brescia, Italy. Ryan had been organising the conference, together with his wife Gabriella and colleague Robert Macintosh since 2008. As a very green wine blogger amongst many seasoned industry names, I did not expect to become friends with one
Why you should choose organic, biodynamic and natural wines, as a response to the terrible events of 2020 and the pandemic. And just to inspire you, Simon selects five discoveries made in 2020 that put a big smile on his face and made him refill his glass.
Simon takes a look at the extraordinary expansion in traditional qvevri winemaking in Georgia. What does it mean for quality, and how do you know what’s really in the bottle? With some notes about the OIV’s new skin macerated white wine category, which should help Georgia to classify its output more precisely.