The spirit of wine

The spirit of wine

Mark Deamer

A first job as a sommelier at Maggiore's restaurant paved the way for a glittering career for Mark Deamer, who has now been involved with the wine and spirits world for 20 years. From there he went on to become an Executive Sommelier at two award winning gastropub chains, and now he's venturing into the world of consultancy. The less eloquent might say he has a gob he finds hard to keep shut. He would say it's because he speaks with a passion that is heartfelt. Hopefully with some wit and interest too.

The spirit of wine

I Have A Dream

04-07-2013 | Category: Events Wines Tastings

And I got a taste of it on Monday night. » More

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A night out at Baku with Beaujolais

28-03-2013 | Category: Matching Opinions Events Chardonnay Gamay Tastings England

"Would you like to come out to dinner?" they said. "Yes please!" I said. "You'll have to earn it" they said. "Errr O.k.?" I said » More

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When Humble Pie Tastes Good

26-03-2013 | Category: Opinions Gamay France

Some times it is a pleasure to be proved wrong » More

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The World of Wines, Social Conscience, and Hypocrisy

09-05-2012 | Category: Opinions Business

Yes I am really excited our Fair Trade, bio-dynamic wine in our new lightweight, stelvin topped bottles have found an ever growing market in China. » More

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Dear Fascist Bully Boy

05-03-2012 | Category: Opinions Business

There's another bashing at the Budget just around the corner if you happen to enjoy the odd tipple, smoke or drive in the countryside. Well I've had enough of being a political scapegoat. I have decided to bring down the government. » More

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Earth, wind & fear

09-07-2011 | Category: Opinions

There's a hint of schitzophrenia creeping into the drinks trade and I am wondering if anyone else has noticed it? » More

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Home Alone

30-05-2011 | Category: Events Mixers & Soft drinks Wines Spirits & Cocktails Business Tastings England

So here I am pondering the decline of LIWF ( the 'L' is for London........that's London, England) and it hits me................Where da English Wine at? » More

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Tasting Psycholgy

21-03-2011 | Category: Opinions Events Tastings

what happens when you tinker with a well trodden format? » More

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25-02-2011 | Category: Events Wines Tastings Europe

Before becoming tasting event organisers may I suggest that you first become proficient in organising piss-ups in breweries » More

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Groundhog Day

09-02-2011 | Category: Opinions Events Wines Australia Tastings

Australia day tasting came upon us again. anyone remember when it was exciting? Remember when there were lots of smaller producers? Remember when the winemakers used to think it important to attend? » More

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