Amelia’s Blog

  1. I am delighted to have been named one of the 50 up-and-coming International Drinks Stars

    This Thanksgiving I was extra thankful. I still can’t believe that I am included in such an inspiring list of people in the industry. It means so much to me that I am acknowledged by well respected peers in the trade but also that they think I still have a lot more to offer…. No [More]

  2. Can Alcohol Free not be fun free?!

    My first ever post with a non alcoholic wine. *audible background gasps* This is a slightly different take on the imminent festive season.   I always am enlightened to new things wine wise in London. It seriously has the most cosmopolitan and diverse wine offering in the world. But this year what really got my [More]

  3. Old World vs New World

    A few days before my Masterclass at Leiths I will be chairing an Intelligence Squared debate between Jancis Robinson and Oz Clarke. The argument is – ‘Old World vs New World’. When I started in the industry these definitions seemed to carry more significance. Ten years later in the trade – with today’s changing climate, [More]

  4. Natural Wine: Natural Phenomenon or Natural Disaster?

    As the Raw Wine fair in LA this week could attest, the subject of wine’s provenance and technical make up is becoming more acutely examined by wine drinkers.  WINE 101: Vegan vs. Organic vs. Biodynamic vs. Natural It has been common place for the provenance of food to be examined. Consumers want to know where and [More]

  5. Summer Wines with SheerLuxe

    I am delighted to be back in the UK for the summer although my feet have not touched the ground.  Not only have we been busy filming the Wine Show Series Three, but I also spent time with the fabulous Georgie Coleridge Cole and the SheerLuxe Team to give them my take on the best [More]

  6. Bring your Wine A-Game with The Avengers

    Whatever you are up to – I hope you see wine in a whole new superhero light – and I look forward to hearing what your ideal Avenger wine combo would be! And yes. There’s an Ant-Man and a Spider-Man. And a pairing for each.   Ant Man:  Versatile, Cerebral, Underrated Wine: Riesling This grape can [More]

  7. Perfect Wines for a Perfect Easter Lunch

    Easter is nearly upon us, bringing with it a long weekend full of chocolates, hot cross buns, Easter Egg hunts and good food and wine aplenty. But who knows what Easter will bring weather wise? We could be sunning ourselves in the garden or huddling around an open fire to keep warm. Whatever the weather, [More]

  8. A Californian Summer

    To do a general blog on Californian wine is fairly ambitious. There are now over 4,100 wineries in the Golden State and it is also the 4th largest producing wine region in the world. So , to break it down, here are  SIX fun Californian summer wine options which are easy to get hold of [More]

  9. VIDEO: Savvy Summer Supermarket Buys with Sheerluxe

      Ever feel the terror of the supermarket wine wall? Don’t worry – Sheerluxe and I have you covered… for summer wine anyway! Just scroll 18.05 minutes into the video to find your new favourite supermarket bottle. Sadly there was not enough time to discuss Summer red options but chilled Pinot Noir or Beaujolais is [More]

  10. VIDEO: Why Expensive Wine is Actually Better Value

    Ever struggle to choose what wine you want from the supermarket’s Wall of Wine? And what do you actually get what you pay for? For Supermarket wine 101 check out this video I made with Business Insider UK!