Monthly Archives: March 2011

My Favourite Wines

The process of the first fermentation of wine involves yeast turning sugar into alcohol. Typically one of the challenges for the wine maker is to ensure there is enough sugar in the grapes to meet the minimum alcohol rules of the appellation – in France, where you see a % alcohol by volume, it refers… Read more

The Spring Classics.

Youtube footage of Sean Kelly’s astonishing win in the 1992 Milan-San Remo.   Readers in the UK may remember Mark Cavendish being slightly disparaging towards Gold medals in the Olympic Velodrome. Great Britain had a wonderful Olympics in the velodrome at both Athens and Beijing, and many non-cyclists regard this gold-medal haul as the ultimate… Read more