Thursday, 22 March 2012

WSET Diploma: Day Three


Day three of the diploma focused almost entirely on wine making techniques (or, for those in the know, vinification).
I don't know if it's because I personally tend to be more of a chemist than a geologist / biologist, or simply because thanks to Day Two I was ready for a devilish level of detail, but I found this lecture surprisingly comfortable. Here's an example slide from the session (which I hope I don't get in trouble for sharing). I think it's worth preparing yourself for this kind of content which, lets face it, is straight-forward chemistry.


Thursday, 15 March 2012

Bar Theatrics


Aware that it has been some time since I last updated my blog, here is a recent article I wrote for The University Caterer magazine about bar theatrics. I would welcome your feedback on this controversial subject...

The world of bar theatrics has grown apace in the past 20 years. From bottle flinging to fire shows, to the more subtle world of professional mixology, we take a look at how these trends are translating to the high-street and, as trends develop, our University bars.