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Books on wine

Best place to get great wine books is Book Depository. I’ll update this page with the ones I’ve found most useful. Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wine (good annual reference and guide – I generally agree with Michael’s palate it seems)

Chemical common sense – Letter to Decanter

Update: Decanter has published my response in the November 2013 issue. Let’s hope this puts an end to it. I’ve just sent off another letter to Decanter magazine. Seems some chap in the US didn’t like my balanced response to the non-issue of pesticide residues in wine. Here’s what he reckons (Decanter, September 2013): Chemical reaction … Continue reading

Thanks Wickman’s!

Aussie auction site Wickman’s Fine Wine Auctions has added a Links to Wine Resources page to their website. Have a look under the ‘blogs’ section and you’ll find a link to this very blog. Another good Kiwi blog listed is Lady Parker’s. She may be younger and more attractive than me, but I always say … Continue reading

A place for much stuff

I’ve been planning on collecting together wine tasting notes, scores and more in one place for quite a while. The main motivation is so I know where they are and can find them easily. So, welcome to the solution. It’s going to be pretty much all over the place and a ‘time as it allows’ project … Continue reading