Cathal McBride on wine: Mellow season is perfect for home tastings

It’s a great way to discover new vintages, and you can take a few tips from the professionals to make it more interesting

My most important piece of advice for a tasting at home is to ensure that it has a focus. Picture: Carlo Prearo/Shutterstock

Neither of us needs to remind the other that summer is officially over. Schools are reopening and the pace of life is taking a hectic twist. It’s always good to have something to look forward to amid this chaos, and one thing I miss about Covid is online wine tastings – the sense of connection was great fun.

So how about gathering some friends together and organising a wine tasting at home? This is also ...