Friday Fact Rioja Madness

Its Rioja Month at Clifton Cellars and they are having an open tasting TODAY and tomorrow Saturday 16th. So pop on down to Clifton Village, Bristol, BS8 4DS to taste a range of Rioja, White Rose and Red pick up some goodies and be in with a chance to win a trip to Rioja plus other prizes! And thats a […]

Piedmont Taste of Heaven Part 1

I had the luxury of tasting a range of wines concentrating on Piedmont, North West Italy, where we find the famous Barolo. 11 in fact to tantalize our taste buds. We started the tasting with Gavi Battistina 2009, Gavi is made from the cortese grape. I must say when your looking for an Italian white move […]

Food and Wine Evening, Thursday 11th November

The Heritage Bistro and The Wine Tasting Co have collaborated to bring you mouth watering evening. A glass of sparkling wine will greet you on arrival. Throughout the evening you will be served 8 delicious courses that have been special selected by Terry the Head Chef and owner of The Heritage. Whilst your being served […]

Fetzer. The Earth Friendly Wine

Fetzer winery in Mendocino California are famous for pioneering earth friendly wine. The winery was bought in 1968 and throughout this time have worked in harmony with the environment to protect and preserve. In 1984 they took on a huge commitment of total sustainability in the growing of all their grapes. They have reduced there […]

The Cadbury Wedding Show

The Cadbury Wedding Show was a great day, we saw lots of people through the door and finding out about the Wedding Service we offer. It was great to meet couples and their families getting excited about their big day. We held draw to win a bottle of bubbles and this lucky winner is… Donna Metcalfe, […]

Guests at the Cadbury House Wedding Show

Cadbury Wedding Show 3rd October

The Wine Tasting Co. will be at the the Wedding Show Sunday 3rd October, 11.00 – 4pm. The Cadbury House Wedding Exhibition will be held at the new Doubletree by Hilton hotel. Opening at 11am the Cadbury Wedding Exhibition is free to enter and will feature many of the best wedding suppliers in the South West […]

Working the Oatley Harvest

I was fortunate enough to take part in the first picking of the Oatley harvest on Sunday 26th September. Included in this harvest was my partner Matthew and my two nieces Ellie 12 and Rhianna 8. They had to join in by default but all seemed keen and not to many moans on the 7am […]

Friday Fact – Looks like a fault but it’s not

In white wine they could look like small pieces of clear glass. In red they look like small pieces of red glass. Known as wine diamonds, they are in fact tartrate crystals and can appear if the wine is kept at a very cold temperature. They do not effect the taste of the wine and will not […]

Sunshine in a bottle

‘The point of drinking wine is… To taste sunlight trapped in a bottle, and to remember some stony slope in Tucany or a village by the Gironde.’ John Mortimer 1923