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  • MW Exams 2021

    This time ten days ago, I was walking out of Lindley Hall in Westminster having sat four days of Stage 2 MW exams. It was a gruelling process f...
  • My Big Fat Greek Wine Tasting

    Assyrtiko, Xinomavro, Moschofilero, Agiorgitiko, Savatiano; not characters from a Greek tragedy nor indeed Greek Gods, but some of Greece’s signat...
  • Don't blame it on the Bougies

    Bougies lit at Raimes Vineyard in Hampshire In recent weeks, vineyards across Europe have been battling to protect their burgeoning vines from ob...
  • English Wine - Then & Now

    I remember vividly my first taste of an English wine; it was at a wine fair at the prestigious Vintners Hall in London around 15 years ago.  I wa...
  • Getting into the wine trade

    In recent months I have been contacted by a few different people wanting advice on how to enter the wine industry. Some are leaving school or about...
  • Sustainability

      When I originally set up Tipple Talk, I wanted to use minimal plastic and eventually be plastic free. I feel strongly about plastic, as I associ...
  • 2020 Harvest at Wiston Estate

    Working a harvest isn't just about gathering a few bunches of grapes and long lunches (although that is certainly part of it). Katrina gives an insider view on her very own cellar hand experience at Wiston Estate in West Sussex.