Jeremy Clevett's blog

A Passion for Wine & Cheese

I was a foodie from a young age, always playing in the kitchen and fancying myself quite the chef. My mum said I had champagne taste on a beer budget. Little did she know I would go on to make sparkling and table wines in cellars both in the Okanagan in my native Canada and in Australia. It was in the Okanagan, surprisingly at the ripe old age of 21, that I tasted my first artisan cheese but it wasn’t until moving to the UK with my British wife Kate, that my love affair with cheese truly began. Nowhere else in the world has such affordable access to so many amazing cheeses as Europe does.

Burns Night Supper Cheese & Wine

Burns Night

Let’s face it, we all go through a heavy comedown after Christmas. We spend the better part of six weeks in great indulgence, all leading to the big event. Then there is that weird week between Christmas and New Year where many of us couldn’t tell you what time it was, let alone what day. One last big hoorah on the 31st and then a week or so of New Year New Me!, Veganuary, Dry January and so on and on and on… before those January blues truly hit. It’s a long, cold, dark few months until spring.