The Wine Citizens

Wine CitizensLast month we attended the 20th Percée du Vin Jaune in the Jura. Amongst our group were The Wine Citizens, a young couple who have just embarked on a three year odyssey to travel the world to discover and learn all about wine.

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A Little more Jura wine in London

 Jura, Domaine Renardiere, Enotria Tasting, Saatchi Gallery, London

Eyes on the Jura wine, please!

A few weeks ago I caught up with Jean-Michel Petit, a biodynamic producer in Pupillin, Jura who was showing his Domaine de la Renardière wines at the Enotria Tasting in the Saatchi Gallery, London.

Les Terrasses Savagnin Arbois Pupillin Jura, Domaine Renardiere Last year Jean-Michel was in London at the first Jura Wine Tasting and was one of several producers whose wines were so enjoyed by importers that they added them to their portfolios.

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Movember, moustaches and cancer

Isatnbul barbers

Getting ready for Movember

This time last year we were in Istanbul, Turkey, and I was half way through the month of Movember.

Istanbul moustache

Movember aspiration

For three weeks I had been growing a moustache for Movember to raise awareness of men‘s health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male cancers. This is important to me as I regularly took (and still do) an annual PSA blood test which indicated, in 2005, that I was possibly suffering from prostate cancer.

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Dave Monk Show on BBC Essex

Dave Monk show

This morning I popped into the BBC Essex Radio studios in Chelmsford for a little chat with the morning presenter, Dave Monk.

I had been invited because I was chosen as one of the 50 best bloggers over 50 in September’s issue of Saga Magazine. It was good to meet Dave again as I had often appeared on his programme when I was running Webber’s Wine Bar, Billericay.

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The Saga of a Wine Blogger

© Saga Magazine

© Saga Magazine

A couple of weeks ago I was flattered to be told that I had been selected as one of the 50 best bloggers over 50 in September’s issue of Saga Magazine! In fact I am the only wine blogger on this prestigious list.

This exciting news spurs me on to share more of what I get up to in the world of wine which of course encompasses food, travel and photography as well.

I have been away for the last couple of weeks in two special wine regions and will be writing about my experiences as soon as I’ve collected my thoughts, checked my notes and sorted out all my photos.

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