It’s Burns Night next week and normally I would be writing about winter warming wines that are great to match with haggis. This year is no exception as Bremerton Wines in Langhorn Creek in Australia produce fantastic spicy peppery wines from Shiraz & Cabernet etc and I have chosen to focus on them this year. Another reason is the wine they named Bremerton Selkirk Shiraz to reflect their Scottish heritage.
Festive meals with many courses, rich foods especially puddings and cake with delicious wines can take their toll on our waistlines and livers and thoughts of giving them up are thrust upon us in the media proclaiming that dry January is the way forward as well as plain small meals.
Vintage, late bottled vintage, vintage character… all of these are terms used by port houses to describe different wines in their range but what do they mean much to you if you’re looking for a digestif to round off a meal or to accompany the cheese?
There’s a lot to get excited about in 2019, with a year jam-packed full of food, films and festivals as St Albans becomes the go-to place for some major events, and gets to grips with its own Roman history.