The Morning Claret

Simon J Woolf & Friends on Wild and Wonderful Wines


7 minute read

Glass Half Empty

Simon hates bad glassware, and does not understand why it’s so prevalent at natural wine venues.

8 minute read

Interview with Ryan Opaz – Foot Trodden co-author

I first met Ryan Opaz in 2011 when I attended the European Wine Blogger’s Conference in Brescia, Italy. Ryan had been organising the conference, together with his wife Gabriella and colleague Robert Macintosh since 2008. As a very green wine Read more

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Rage against the machine

Hannah outlines why vineyard work can be incredibly divorced from the end product, and has some suggestions on how it can be rehumanised

WSET student tasting an orange wine
7 minute read

Orange wine on the WSET Diploma syllabus, but…

Simon celebrates the news that the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has finally added orange wine to the Diploma syllabus in 2019. But he has misgivings about the course material.

5 minute read

Fear and pruning in Beaujolais

Hannah continues her winemaking adventures, but as she enters the 8th week of pruning in Beaujoalis, starts to suffer from increasing doubt about whether she’s made the right choice in life.