Category Archives: opinion

Hippies, unite here

  Human life depends upon the soil and yet we abuse it, degrade it, pour endless indelible chemicals upon it and suck the very life from it. Crazy, no? And yet apparently it’s people who practise organic and biodynamics who are the crazy ones. Yes that’s right, it’s those people who nurture, value and place… Read More »

In for a penny . . .

Not being a partaker of social media (yes, yes, but it’s just not for me) I have, perhaps thankfully, missed many of the comments being generated by my previous article. But I have had some thought-provoking emails come directly to me and one in particular raised a not dissimilar thorny issue, one which I have… Read More »

Declaration of Independence

There has been a fair amount of commentary recently in the wine press and social media regarding the pros and cons, ethics and otherwise of wine critics/reviewers being paid by producers to review their wines. For obvious reasons, this is a topic close to Jane’s and my own hearts and one we have been pondering… Read More »