Dates for your diary

12 December, 2008

Dec 30 Hanging Ditch Nordoff-Robbins Charity Tasting,

Manchester (0161 832 8222/ wine@hangingditch.com)

Jan 8 Goedhuis & Company Burgundy 2007 En Primeur Tasting, Rudolf Place,

London (pw@goedhuis.com)

Jan 12

Genesis Wines Burgundy Tasting , RIBA, Portland Place, London (timj@genesiswines.com)

Jan 12 Jeroboams 2007 Burgundy Tasting,

Royal Thames Yacht Club

(anna.campbell@jeroboams.co.uk)

Jan 13 New Zealand Winegrowers Annual Trade Tasting,

Lord's Cricket Ground, London (admin@nzwine.com)

Jan 14 Bibendum Burgundy Tasting, RIBA, Portland Place, London (mkelly@bibendum-wine.co.uk)

Jan 19 WSET Graduation , Guildhall, London (eocallaghan@wset.co.uk)

Jan 22 Oregon

& Washington Wines Annual Tasting, I CA,

London

(kate@hilltopwines.co.uk)




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Talking terroir

When Bordeaux was in fashion, it seemed almost logical that we should fetishise winemakers. Here were people responsible for brilliant acts of blending, across large estates and multiple grape varieties, including superstars such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot. These days, fashion has moved on and pinot noir is ascendant. As a result, the star of the winemaker has fallen and we find ourselves following a new star in the sky: terroir.

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