Saturday, 9 June 2012

Pimm's O'Clock?

Here's an article I wrote last month, which seems particularly apt given the Jubille weekend's arrival. It was commisioned by the University Caterer.

Spring is turning to summer, and with the mercury rising rapidly up the thermometer, our thoughts turn to the quintessential English drinks. Pimm’s Number One cup is almost ubiquitous during the warmer months here in England: Henley Regatta and Wimbledon simply wouldn’t be the same without it, it has become synonymous with outdoor events and even appears to have become, dare I say it, a rather patriotic beverage.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Eco-Friendly Wines

A while ago I wrote an article on Vegetarian Wines, which was very well received by vegetarians and carnivores alike. This seems to me to be indicative of a growing trend: if we can make things without causing harm, be it to other people, animals, or the planet, then we should aspire to do so.

Where wines are concerned, there are two main ways in which the ecological impact can be restricted: practices in the vineyard, and the combined effects of packaging and shipping. Viticulture (the posh word for grape growing) is of course where all wine making starts.

Will Lowe Blogtails Huia Vineyard New Zealand