The Bonsai vines of Pepe Mendoza

Paul Howard Articles, Blog, Spain, Wine Reviews Leave a Comment

The Bonsai Vines of Pepe Mendoza

The Bonsai Vines of Pepe Mendoza Alicante in Spain is now emerging as a high-quality wine region, led by winegrowers like Pepe Mendoza. Why is this happening now? Furthermore, how do his vines resemble Bonsai? The Alicante wine region Mention Alicante, and we usually think of the Costa Blanca and Benidorm. That conjures vistas of beach resorts and second homes. …

Share this Post

Veeno, an Italian Wine Café in the UK

Paul Howard Articles, Blog, Food & Restaurant Reviews, Hotels & Restaurants, Italy, Wine Reviews Leave a Comment


Veeno, an Italian Wine Café in the UK It’s not every day that you encounter a genuinely different take on Italian food and wine in Britain. That Veeno manages this admirably is down to director Nino Francesco Caruso and his business partner Andrea Zecchino. They set up their small chain of 20* restaurants in 2013, starting with Leeds and Manchester. This …

Share this Post

Making a case for Christmas 2016

Paul Howard Articles, Blog, Wine Reviews 5 Comments

Case for Christmas

Making a case for Christmas 2016 In my recent Christmas Card, I suggested wines that’ll make your festivities go with a bang. I’m following my advice – here’s a case that includes wines that I’ll be drinking myself. Chosen with Christmas celebrations firmly in mind, there’s a dozen here. I’ve selected premium fizz from the £20+ range, and all the others …

Share this Post