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Janet Harrison

Janet Harrison runs Cracking Wine, providing fun and informal wine tasting events in the North of England. She is also founder of the People's Choice Wine Awards.
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How the humble tinny is taking away temptation to quaff the whole bottle

Hands up those who have tried wine in a can? For those with their mitts firmly by their sides, you are missing out on the latest and possibly fastest growing wine trend...

Sugar and spice and all things nice – tasty tipples to treat yourself this Easter

Easter is a time for treats, normally involving copious amounts of chocolate, and this year, we really deserve it more than any other. As restrictions ease and we can meet in small...

Queen of sparkle: Prosecco versus Cava or how about a Crémant?

Is there life beyond Prosecco? The short answer is yes and please don’t worry about the apocalyptic nature of the headline - they haven’t stopped making it! I’ve hosted a lot of virtual...

Doing Veganuary and don’t know what wine to drink? Here’s the low-down

A good friend of mine has been ‘vegan’ for a long time – ahead of the curve you might say. He frequently bemoans the use of the word vegan in front of...

For me, Christmas always has to involve fizz and don’t we need some sparkle this year?

Contrary to popular belief, I’ve not been quaffing fine wines from Bordeaux all my adult life. As someone from a council house in a Lancashire suburb, wine wasn’t on my radar until...

The new not going out – fizz and chips it is!

Sequels tend to be a disappointment, however #Lockdown2 does have some benefits over the first version in that great local restaurants are offering some of their most popular dishes for us to...

Boxed wine makes a comeback

“So how is your apocalypse going?” chirps the cheery checkout guy at my local supermarket.  Luckily I have my mask on, so he can’t see me gnashing my teeth.  Whilst I admire...

Janet Harrison

Janet Harrison runs Cracking Wine, providing fun and informal wine tasting events in the North of England. She is also founder of the People's Choice Wine Awards.