Thursday, 25 October 2012

Cow Vodka. Really.

Many of those who know me will be very surprised to see me writing a blog about vodka. For those who don't know me, allow me to briefly surmise: vodka is excellent. For cleaning things. Before the Russian Mafia arrive at my door I would like to qualify that I restrict this rather disparaging opinion to those Western vodka brands whose only aims are the pursuit of flavour neutrality and the PR goal of being photographed along side a vacuous minor celebrity, both of which strike me as entirely pointless endeavours.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Cambridge Distillery Hits the Airwaves!

Exciting news! I've been interviewed for Radio. Even more exciting, you can listen to the interview right here on my blog. You have to love living in the future.

The Cambridge Distillery is the project that my wife and I have been working on bringing to life for the past couple of years. Now that it's up and running we have been very pleased to show a number of journalists and bloggers around our premesis. Just last week we were visited by Matt Bentman from Cambridge105 - you can hear what happened in part one of the interview by using the player embedded below.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

2012 - A year of extremes

For English wine makers 2012 has been an extraordinary year. They've shared in the joys of the Jubilympics (some more directly than others), the cringeworthy exploits of the Apprentice candidates (Grandeur, anyone?), but they have also had to contend with weather conditions which have been far from ideal.

Grapes ripening unevenly. Photo by Andrew Crowley

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

IWSC Blogger of the Year Shortlist

This year the IWSC (who, you may remember, I did some judging for last year) have launched a new competition: Blogger of the Year.

As a keen blogger (as you no doubt have noticed) I have found this terribly exciting. The award is intended to recognise "an individual who has utilised a blog in promoting and increasing public awareness and interest in wines and/or spirits, in the last 12 months".