David Forer MW

Musings and Movement in the World of Wine.

The Cocktail Scene in Barcelona

I’m a wine guy. Wine through and through. I love everything about it, and taste and drink hundreds, if not thousands, of wines a year. But like most wine people, I also love booze. (Well, and beer, but that’s for a different post.) We all…

The MW ceremony!

For the last 10 years I have dreamed of entering Vintners Hall in London and becoming a Master of Wine. Ten years. In times of doubt or anxiety I would envision myself walking up to the podium, in an effort to give me the motivation…

Grandes Pagos de España

Had a whirlwind trip to Madrid yesterday. Caught the early morning AVE (Spanish high speed train) and pulled into Madrid within 3 hours – amazing. Quick walk through the beautiful Parque de El Ritero, met with new MW Andreas Kubach, hopped in a cab to the…

Glorious white wines of Portugal!

I just returned from a lovely 3 day trip to Lisbon with the family. Gorgeous, beautiful, amazing city. We couldn’t find anything striking on the gastronomy side, outside of maybe the delicious Pasteis de Belem and the amazing food court Time Out Market, but I…

Coffee snobbery (it’s the same as wine snobbery!)

Okay, I love coffee. I really love it. It’s a really tasty, hedonistic, sensual, pleasurable beverage. And the similarities to wine are also very attractive to me. They’re both agricultural products, with a terroir component and a human-hands processing component. What’s also similar is the…