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    COVID VINTAGE

    Harvest time is usually one of the most sociable and celebratory times of the year - but not in the southern hemisphere in 2020 vintage.

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    VISITING SONOMA

    Visiting Sonoma - in search of decent Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

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    FOG ON THE VINE

    My recent visit to seven wineries in Napa Valley highlighted an interesting distinction between mountain and valley floor.

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    A DAY OF ZIN

    My visit to the Zinfandel vineyards in California's northern Sonoma

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    CALIFORNIAN EDEN

    Scotsman Andy Smith's route to his Californian Eden at DuMOL winery is a lesson in perserverance & ambition.