Cow horns full of s*** and chamomile sausages: Understanding Biodynamic wines

As the vine leaves turn golden after a bountiful harvest, hundreds of winemakers across the world bury horns stuffed with manure in the ground to ensure the success of the harvest to come. When winter is over they return to unearth the horns and extract the rich organic material which will be sprayed on the soil at an auspicious moment determined by the movements of … Continue reading Cow horns full of s*** and chamomile sausages: Understanding Biodynamic wines

Drink up! Hard truths about ageing wine

Now we’re not committing any more heinous wine storage crimes it’s time to talk about which wines you should and shouldn’t be keeping. This is a topic which constantly comes up when I host wine tastings. The questions usually go something like this: “Does wine always improve with age?” “Is it dangerous to drink aged wine?” “Are aged wines better than young wines?” “How long … Continue reading Drink up! Hard truths about ageing wine

Let sleeping wines lie: 5 common wine storage mistakes

Now if you’re anything like me, when I first started buying (and drinking!) wine I cared very little for the finer points of wine storage. In reality, most of the wine I bought was demolished hours after purchase, while the occasional more interesting (meaning more expensive) bottle would spend a week or two on a shelf in my stuffy uni room (that’s college for my … Continue reading Let sleeping wines lie: 5 common wine storage mistakes