Author Archives: Peter Shakeshaft

Hints of things to come: 2017

Mid-August and we hear that Super Tuscan, Ornellaia, has commenced harvest of its 2017 crop. Granted, it is their Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier grapes, but the recent European heat wave has moved things along. Ornellaia’s Director and wine-maker, Axel Heinz, reports on 2017, stating that they are currently enjoying “optimal day-night temperature differentials, and we […]


Keep calm and bolster your portfolio with fine wine

Twelve months on from the UK Referendum vote and we are back at the centre of another political maelstrom. The Brexit affect has of course been sat firmly on the dashboard since June 2016, whether driving a political agenda, a business plan or a household budget. But who would have thought even a month ago […]