Simon is an award-winning English wine and food writer, currently based in Amsterdam. He writes mostly, but not exclusively about organic, biodynamic and natural wines.
Wine has been a passion for the last 15 years. Originally he just drunk the stuff, then started studying, and finally got the urge to communicate in 2011, starting with his blog www.themorningclaret.com.
Simon also writes for timatkin.com, and contributes regularly to Decanter magazine.
It's been said that you shouldn't trust a vigneron if they don't have soil under their fingernails. By that notion, I'm not sure what to make of Waterkloof's head winemaker Nadia Barnard when we meet at their c...
Beloved by the wine trade it might be, but many of us have a narrow vision of what a “good” and typical Riesling ought to be. For example, my preconceived idea of top Rieslings is razor sharp acidity, petrol aromas and residual sugar.
I write a lot about natural wines, which leads to two frequent occurrences:
1. People rib and pigeon-hole from time to time. I take it with good grace, occasionally pointing out that my interests and drinking ...