Posts by Christina Pickard

Real Wine Month part 1

Real Wine Month part 1

Over one hundred restaurants participating and counting. From Cornwall to Edinburgh, from humble bar to Michelin garlanded fine dining, you...

The art of tasting

The art of tasting

“Forget all rules, forget all restrictions, as to taste, as to what ought to be said, write for the pleasure...

A Competition for Real Sommeliers

A Competition for Real Sommeliers

A new Iron Sommelier Challenge has been inaugurated in the US Said to test the skills of wine waiters under...

Is Natural Wine Moral?

Is Natural Wine Moral?

We have two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice, and another which...

Wine au Naturel: a podcast interview with Tom Lubbe of Matassa

Wine au Naturel: a podcast interview with Tom Lubbe of Matassa

Tom Lubbe’s wines, under their label Matassa, are known for their intensely mineral-driven, pure expressions of terroirs. Tom is a passionate advocate of...

Everything you need to know about the Real Wine Fair 2013

Everything you need to know about the Real Wine Fair 2013

So you’re back again? Yes, and this time it’s even more personal and personable!   Remind me what it is...

Q&A with Andrew Hedley of Framingham Wines

Q&A with Andrew Hedley of Framingham Wines

Here is Andrew’s rather impressive biog which appears on Framingham’s website: Originally from Gateshead in the north of England, our...

The Real Wine Fair 2013

The Real Wine Fair 2013

–by Doug Wregg A pure hand needs no glove to cover it. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter Why real...

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The Real Wine Fair Decanted

–by Doug Wregg The Math(s), The Aftermath & The Aftermyth or leave your baggage behind… “People need to get out...

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The aftermath

—Christina Pickard I know. We’ve been quiet on this end.  Like a space shuttle launch, we created lots of noise...

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