28 August 2016

The Empty Glass Episode 2 - Good Idea/Bad Idea. Who let it happen again?

First and foremost we should genuinely apologise for the expletives, specifically the quantity of them. But seriously though you must have expected this seeing as you have shuffled back here to what is essentially a conversation you would find in the back of a poorly lit pub in a time forgotten that happens to serve nice wine.

15 July 2016

An Empty One

We both catch up with each other, Rob argues that the lack of access to decent wine was the cause of #Brexit. Rob recommends some lovely Champagne and Shane (Toby) raves about Yellowbelly beers and Clos du Val Zinfandel.

Shane also predicted a Portugal win for the euros, but didn't bet on them... sap.


 
@thobiasinkblot is a keen wearer of scarves and enjoys a good Cabernet. He has been writing for Empty for ages and ages and currently can be found in an undisclosed location near London. After getting the wine bug he has a distinction in level 2 and 3 of the WSET he plans on attempting the Diploma in 2015. He also is quite fond of narratives in the third person. If you'd like to contact him email: emptyglassie@gmail.com

@Rob_Gilmour has been writing for Empty for too long to mention, he is currently working in wine in Edinburgh, He's somehow found himself as the President of the @IWSScotland. Being a balanced, multifaceted individual Rob's only interest in not wine, he is also interested in wine education as well, having passed his WSET L3 with distinction, not to mention Rob has a fondness for having his ego stroked, demonstrated the purring he made while receiving a WSET Scholarship. Rob is also a deft hand at circumlocution. If you'd still like to contact him email: emptyglassie@gmail.com


18 April 2016

Butter, Booze, N Blood

Butter, booze, N blood. I dread to think of the folk who will no doubt find us via this search term. Alas, this is a story that needs to be told. This is simply a nod of the cap to one of my greatest loves, butter. I best advise; vegetarians look away and vegans remove empty from your history bar for I am about to chew some serious fat.
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@Rob_Gilmour has been writing for Empty for too long to mention, he is currently working in wine in Edinburgh, He's somehow found himself as the President of the @IWSScotland. Being a balanced, multifaceted individual Rob's only interest in not wine, he is also interested in wine education as well, having passed his WSET L3 with distinction, not to mention Rob has a fondness for having his ego stroked, demonstrated the purring he made while receiving a WSET Scholarship. Rob is also a deft hand at circumlocution. If you'd still like to contact him email: emptyglassie@gmail.com

09 January 2016

Bruichladdich: Another Chance for a Wee Ramble about Terroir, Part I

So, the storm* has settled and I've a wee chance to rattle a few thoughts out and there is no more prime a subject for me than that of whisky and terroir. These wee notions, the subject of the ramble, have been summoned by nothing less than a wee jolly out to Islay to be shown the works of Bruichladdich. A distillery ringing the chimes for a doctrine that they believe terroir matters. "Terroir"**, I can hear the wails, "Oh for fucks sake", as whisky geeks bemoan visions of wine nobbery and mythicism poisoning their egalitarian and rigid science. Is this the case?
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@Rob_Gilmour has been writing for Empty for too long to mention, he is currently working in wine in Edinburgh, He's somehow found himself as the President of the @IWSScotland. Being a balanced, multifaceted individual Rob's only interest in not wine, he is also interested in wine education as well, having passed his WSET L3 with distinction, not to mention Rob has a fondness for having his ego stroked, demonstrated the purring he made while receiving a WSET Scholarship. Rob is also a deft hand at circumlocution. If you'd still like to contact him email: emptyglassie@gmail.com

24 April 2015

Game of Thrones & Wine


Thanks to obscure reddit thread ... aka google images

Having apparently nothing better to do than imagine what Game of Thrones characters might be swilling I thought I best record my thoughts for posterity. These things are important after all. 

I am also wondering how many people have found this post in search of actual bollocks about the series? (I do quite enjoy it aside from all of my misgivings)

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@thobiasinkblot is a keen wearer of scarves and enjoys a good Cabernet. He has been writing for Empty for ages and ages and currently can be found in an undisclosed location near London. After getting the wine bug he has a distinction in level 2 and 3 of the WSET he plans on attempting the Diploma in 2015. He also is quite fond of narratives in the third person. If you'd like to contact him email: emptyglassie@gmail.com

23 April 2015

28 Days Later


Here I am, nearly, twenty eight days after a perversely prescribed sobriety of the same measure. I scribe from the comfort of a pair of newly acquired beige canvas trousers. You can see, beyond any shadow of doubt, that the re-calibration has been a difficult one and I veer dangerously close to the obnoxious. So profoundly have I missed the clink of mismatched Riedel that my malted pursuits have fallen totally astray and my vinous escapades only intensified, I only fear that I am a step shy from ascending the ranks of the red trousered regiment and regaling you of a quaint 'Bojo' flight I had in the local oeno-café.
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@Rob_Gilmour has been writing for Empty for too long to mention, he is currently working in wine in Edinburgh where he runs @Wine_Edinburgh and somehow has found time to be Vice-President of the @IWSScotland. Being a balanced, multifaceted individual Rob's only interest in not wine, he is also interested in wine education as well having passed with distinction his WSET L3, not to mention Rob has a fondness for having his ego stroked, demonstrated the purring he made while receiving a WSET Scholarship. If you'd like to contact him email: emptyglassie@gmail.com