Mr Grumpy: over the moon

Many years ago, on his first trip to Italy, Bob Campbell MW visited a distinguished winery in the Piedmont called Bersano and was enjoying a comprehensive tasting of their wines.

Reunited with a sparkling friend

At pre-dinner drinks in a hotel room full of legal eagles in Dublin, several bottles of  J. M. Gobillard & Fils Premier Cru Grande Reserve NV Champagne were uncorked.

Mr Grumpy: small is best

Bob Campbell MW has a large cupboard in his kitchen that is chock-full of glasses. Most were given to him by glass-makers in the hope that he would test-drive and endorse their latest model.

Mr Grumpy: alarm bells

Bob Campbell MW was cooking a Thai curry when the oven timer sounded, which was odd because he doesn’t use the oven to cook Thai curry.

Breaking down a year of tasting

Having recently completed the busiest time of our tasting year, Stuart Knox thought it would be interesting to look back at the past 12 months of tasting and break down some of the numbers.