My favourite weeks of the year - English Wine week and Welsh Wine week.

Hello and welcome

Hi, I'm Carrie, an aspiring oenophile and wine writer studying for the Wines & Spirits Education Trust advanced qualifications, with a particular passion for English Sparkling Wine, Champagne and all things bubbly from all over the world. I also love fine dining - when I get the chance.

This blog is dedicated to my experiences in search of excellent wine, occasionally paired with great food and good company, whether in the vineyard, tasting room, independent or specialist wine shop, blind tasting, awards, trade show - or, in the era of Covid-19, online.

Please click on the Menu to view my blog pages and do please sign my guestbook.

Ubi Vinum est, Ibi sum

"Where the wine is, there I am"


You can also find me writing (mostly) about wine on social media:

Twitter:        @carrie_cot 

Instagram:    carrie_cot

Facebook:     Wine and Shine / @carriecot2


I love Wine and I love reading... so I suppose this was inevitable


24.05.2021 08:29

Ben Smith

Hi Carrie, am running the Cecchi Challenge on Thursday - I need your address to send the blind tasting samples to. Please can you email it to me?