It has been a labour of love and not without teething problems but winepsych is now well and truly live. I’m still trying to master the web publishing package (WordPress) and have to keep reminding myself that it takes time to become adept at new things. I am a great believer in ’fit for purpose’ and usually something being ‘good enough’ is fine. This is a website about wine and psychology and I need to concentrate on content now.
My desk at home is covered with journal articles, book reviews, tasting notes and assorted articles that I will be uploading at every opportunity so keep checking the site for new info. Having said that I recently returned from Croatia but have not had the opportunity to write up my notes. I thought Dubrovnik was lovely and the people friendly. I guess that the conflict in the area has left many Croats wanting a peaceful existence.
One useful piece of advice regarding the often patchy wine is that I found Krauthaker more consistent than most producers and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Rosé and Graševina aka Welschriesling. This ancient grape was probably introduced to central Europe by the Romans and most of the synonyms in Central Europe are variations on ‘Italian Riesling’. It can be floral and astringent with excellent minerality. I liked the good examples a lot.
I am due to speak in London in a few weeks (click here for details) and hope that this will provide an opportunity to celebrate the site launch. In the meantime I will try to update the reasearch page and add some wine and book reviews.