This website is currently under renovation. Apologies for any inconvenience caused, it should all be up and running within the next week.
Welcome to my website about wine, culture, and society. My day job is as a Professor of Wine Marketing – but I have a special interest in how we feel and think about, and engage with, wine. So this site aims to stimulate debate about the relationship of wine to the varying people and cultures who make it and drink it. You won’t find lots of advice on what to buy here – but you will find reflections from my travels around the world of wine about how people think and talk about it, along with various musings related to how we view wine and understand its cultural significance.
You will find my latest posts below. Older ones are archived by year, and then by the country or region involved. Because I have close links with Burgundy there is a separate tab for this region.
One reason I’m writing this blog is that I’m really keen to get feedback on what I say, so I can develop, revise or even discard my ideas. So please comment on what I write. However, I’d just ask that when posting you give your full name; I think we’re all entitled to know online exactly who is making a claim or accepting or disagreeing with an idea.
For those who are really interested in the subject, you’ll find links to other websites, blogs and resources which I find particularly helpful. Finally, although I said that this is not primarily a site about wine tasting, occasionally I’ll make a post about interesting wines that I have tried.