Let’s make Wine Portals great again!

I’ve got a bit of an etymology fetish, so when I looked into the history of the word “innovate”, I discovered that the original Latin meaning was ‘introduce as new’ or ‘restore’. So less ‘invent the wheel’, not even ‘reinvent the wheel’, more ‘wow I just found these...

Confessions of a home worker

There can’t be many of us who haven’t yet chuckled over the clip of a BBC interview with a rather straight laced expert on South Korea being ruined by his kids, and if you ever work from home and have a family it will have struck a particular chord. But beyond the...

Dry January? Or drink as the Italians do?

You won’t need a finely tuned nose to detect a whiff of desperation for people to buy more wine in January in this article. That’s because January is a terrible month to work in the wine industry – you hardly sell a drop, yet for some reason your staff and suppliers...