Category: Gin Zone

Hybrid tastings are here

Work has changed forever. I won’t bore you with how because you know already. Our collective adoption of Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams and other platforms has shown us all new methods of communication. With this adoption comes profound change (for most of us) on how, when, and in some cases if, we travel to the… Read more »

Wine & climate change – what wine drinkers can do to help

Climate change is impacting us all. We know some of the broader societal changes we need to make – switching to electric cars, eliminating unnecessary travel, choosing renewable energy and making our homes more energy efficient, but what about our hobbies, past times and pleasures? Wine and climate change together rarely make the national news,… Read more »

Which corkscrew should you buy?

I’ve used every type of corkscrew under the sun over the years, from the twin lever corkscrew, to the zig zag/fish corkscrew (not a fan, sorry), to the lever arm corkscrew, and everything in between. Every time, I’ve come back to the waiter’s corkscrew (sometimes called the waiter’s friend corkscrew or the wine key). I… Read more »

Le Nez du Vin Review: The Ultimate Lowdown

We’ve been using Jean Lenoir’s wine aroma phial kit for nearly 16 years in our wine tasting events and would like to christen our blog with a super useful Le Nez du Vin review. The below gives you the insider information on the product, namely: What it’s all about Smaller versions of the kit Why… Read more »

Best Affordable Wine Chillers

There are many expensive wine fridges available on the market which offer a controlled cool range of temperatures, and allow you to chill multiple bottles at the same time, but as well as cost, they can take up a lot of space, and they are not portable. So what else can you use when the… Read more »

Top 10 tips for choosing a corporate event

There has never been more choice in the corporate event market. The options in the sporting arena are well known and established, but any online research will quickly show the events, experiences and activities available to corporate event bookers extends well beyond this, from live branded versions of well known TV shows to high octane… Read more »

Wine decanting guide

Ah, there’s nothing quite like a rich, dark hearted wine sitting happily in a sparkling clean decanter is there? Not only does it look lovely, it heightens our sense of expectation. It also looks super-posh, and every once in a while that can’t be a bad thing. So why do we decant? Which wines do… Read more »