INTERNATIONAL SHERRY WEEK 2019

If, when you think of sherry, you think of your grandmother sipping on Bristol Cream from a tiny glass at Christmastime, you need to update your information. Sherry is an incredibly versatile wine, ranging from bone-dry to sticky-sweet, with a full pantry of flavours to entice the palate – nuts, lemon peel, raisins, caramel… Furthermore, […]

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Where’s one of the weirdest places you’ve had a glass of wine? This is inside the Gianni Versace mansion in Miami - I’d been watching the True Crime Story about his murder on Netflix (ADDICTIVE!!) and found out while I was in Miami that they’ve opened up his mansion as a restaurant (wtf). So, drawn in like a moth to the light, I had lunch there - which was OK, nothing special, but the surroundings were, like, WOW. It felt a little weird and exploitative and then after I found out that the Versace family had sold the mansion to developers and they do not support the restaurant (sorry Donatella 😞). It was a nice glass of wine though and I felt fancy but I won’t be going again (but I won’t judge you if you do and in fact I kind of recommend it, but I don’t endorse it - it’s weird). - - - - - - - #skinandpulp #whitewine #vino #vinho #glassofwine #justwine #lovewine #glassofvino #wein #wino #gianniversace #versace #versacemansion #winegeek #winelife #glassofvino #weirdplaces #winetime #iwine #gianniversacemansion #wines #miami #southbeach #iwine #ilovewine #miamiflorida
Did you miss Oyster Tuesday yesterday at the Denver Central Market? That is one thing I would never do. - - - - - - #skinandpulp #oystertuesday #vino #vinho #denvercentralmarket #justwine #lovewine #denver #wein #wino #colorado #denvercolorado #oysters #winegeek #winelife #coloradowine #oystersandwine #winetime #iwine #myvibe #wines #iloveoysters #denverwine #iwine #ilovewine #winedown
Is it true? Are low/no alcohol wines really taking off? That’s what I keep hearing. I’ve never been tempted to do Dry January or Stoptober (willpower has never been my strongest point!) but I understand why they are there and why they are important for people. I remember choosing a low alcohol wine when I was at uni (this was about 10 years ago when alcohol featured heavily in student life at Bath Spa - and I worked in a bar) but it tasted a bit... like ass. I think they will have improved since then. But I know this trend goes beyond Dry January and Stoptober - it has become a lifestyle choice to drink less but not miss out on socialising. I am an advocate of drinking less but drinking better, although sometimes I end up drinking the same amount as before and ending up much poorer... Anyway, I’m really interested to try these low alcohol wines from Wild Life and will be including them in my Christmas wines write up next week, but would LOVE to know what you winos think about this whole low/no movement!! - - - - - - - - - #skinandpulp #wine #vino #vinho #wineoclock #justwine #lovewine #ilovewine #wein #wino #discoverunder10k #instawine #lowalcoholwine #winegeek #winelife #noalcoholwine #lowalcohol #winetime #womeninwine #noalcohol #wines #teetotal #womenwholovewine #winebottle #wset3 #winedown #learningaboutwine #winenot #winemasterclass #londonwine
Tomorrow, tomorrow, I’ll love ya tomorrow... and that’s because tomorrow is my wine tasting at @graysandfeather! Looking forward to chatting all about the sparkling pinks and the reds and tasting some excellent examples of both with my guests. Fancy coming along? Ticket link in bio! - - - - - - - #skinandpulp #wine #vino #vinho #wineoclock #justwine #lovewine #ilovewine #wein #wino #discoverunder10k #instawine #winetasting #winegeek #winelife #wineevent #wineparty #winetime #womeninwine #winetastingnight #wines #sparklingwine #womenwholovewine #winebottle #wset3 #winedown #learningaboutwine #winenot #winemasterclass #londonwine
A little intro to Dão wines... something I learned about yesterday in a masterclass with @drjamiegoode. Dão is a lesser known wine region of Portugal, and if we’re playing the game of ‘Bordeaux or Burgundy’, Dão is the Burgundy to the Douro’s Bordeaux. This is in terms of ‘palate weight and elegance, like Burgundy’, as @drjamiegoode explains. It’s a reasonably dry region that is surrounded by mountains on three sides, which moderate the temperature in what is otherwise a very warm area. Granite is the dominant soil type, which gives an interesting bright, fresh character to the wines, which are 80% red varieties, with the dominant grape being Touriga Nacional. Can anyone tell me more about Dão wines? Hit me up with your information below! 👇🍷 - - - - - - - - #skinandpulp #wine #vino #vinho #wineoclock #justwine #lovewine #ilovewine #wein #wino #discoverunder10k #instawine #dãowine #winegeek #winelife #jamiegoode #portuguesewine #winetime #womeninwine #dão #wines #dãowines #womenwholovewine #winebottle #wset3 #winedown #learningaboutwine #winenot #winemasterclass #londonwine
Hanging in the vines at @courtgarden 🍇🍁 I’m obviously very happy here because I’m about to taste some of their lovely English sparkling wines in the tasting room 😛🥂 Court Garden is a small, family-run estate in East Sussex, comprising of 17 acres of vineyard and an on-site winery. Father and son, Howard and Hugo, are a charming and hilarious duo and we were lucky enough to try some of their best work, namely the Ditchling Reserve 2014. The Blanc de Blancs and the Ditchling Rosé made from Rondo were two more big faves amongst the @graysandfeather team 💖
Sherry with food? Yes! Throughout the whole meal? YAS! Actually sherry offers a whole world of pairing fun - it’s probably the most versatile wine out there. Need convincing? Read my new blog (link in bio) and see what I’ve been munching with my sherry. Already convinced? Tell me your favourite sherry and food pairings below! #InternationalSherryWeek
‘Like Robin and Judy at @thepig_hotel, Ruth and Charles of @simpsonswine liked the idea of being a part of something new – a movement in wine that is still finding its feet and carving its own history as we speak. A sense of place and provenance is of utmost importance to Simpsons wines and to every Pig hotel – which is one reason why their partnership is the perfect pairing.’ Read more about The Pig’s celebratory harvest supper with English wines from Simpsons Wine Estate in my latest blog (link in bio) 🥂 - - - - - - - #skinandpulp #wine #vino #vinho #wineoclock #wineblogger #lovewine #ilovewine #wein #wino #simpsonswinestate #wineblog #simpsonswine #winegeek #winelife #northdowns #englishsparkingwine #winetime #simpsons #englishwine #wines #esw #vineyards #winebottle #thepighotel #winedown #winemakers #winenot #sparklingwine #kent
Canned wine: A discussion (with myself). Pros: Very portable Environmentally friendly No risk of cork taint Preserves freshness Cons: Not suitable for complex wines/wines that would benefit from ageing VERY portable - you can take them to Red Rocks in Denver and get pissed in the car park before the gig 🙊 Thoughts?