Author: wines

Argentina’s wine revolution: the time is ripe for white

wines- June 4, 2018 0

Understandably associated with Malbec, it’s in white wine that Argentina is really making strides, with winemakers across the country now producing a broad variety of ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: “Fine, fresh wines”

wines- June 4, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford takes a close look at Châteauneuf’s other soil type: sand Vineyards at Chateau Rayas in Pignan Credit: Andrew Jefford Back to a theme ... Read More

Expert’s Choice: Red Sancerre

wines- June 3, 2018 0

As well as its famous whites, the Loire is also a source of delightful Pinot Noirs that are worth tracking down. Christelle Guibert recommends her ... Read More

Bordeaux wine styles: 40 years of change

wines- June 2, 2018 0

Since he started writing about Bordeaux in the 1980s, Stephen Brook has witnessed fundamental stylistic shifts in the region’s wines. Here he reflects on the ... Read More

Bordeaux assesses hail damage

wines- June 1, 2018 0

After the ‘unprecedented’ hailstorm in Bordeaux, winemakers look at the potential damage in the vineyards... Hail damage in Côtes de Bourg Credit: Côtes de Bourg ... Read More

Are these Spanish whites in your cellar?

wines- June 1, 2018 0

Top white Rioja can age beautifully. But Spain is home to a surprising – and growing – array of other wine styles that will also ... Read More

Cryptocurrency for wine launches

wines- May 31, 2018 0

A wine producer in Argentina is selling their entire 2018 vintage as a wine-backed crypto asset and has said it will open its books to ... Read More

Napa wine tour: Top hotels and wineries to visit

wines- May 31, 2018 0

Thinking of a trip to wine country this summer? Get the full Napa experience at these newly-opened hotels and wineries to visit… Find the best ... Read More

Anson: Tasting 150 years of Lafite Rothschild wines

wines- May 31, 2018 0

Lafite Rothschild has opened up its entire back catalogue to mark 150 years since Baron James de Rothschild signed the deeds of ownership. Jane Anson ... Read More

Riedel launches new ‘Performance’ glass range

wines- May 30, 2018 0

Glassware company Riedel has launched a new range called ‘Performance’, designed to enhance the wine tasting experience. Riedel 'Performance' range Credit: Riedel Riedel ‘Performance’ range ... Read More

‘Unprecedented’ hailstorm hits Bordeaux vineyards

wines- May 30, 2018 0

A fierce hailstorm has torn through thousands of hectares of vineyards around Bordeaux, creating uncertainty in some areas for the prospects of the young 2018 ... Read More

Billecart-Salmon launches new Champagne to mark 200 years

wines- May 29, 2018 0

Family-owned Champagne house Billecart-Salmon has launched a new, multi-vintage Champagne to celebrate 200 years since its establishment in 1818. Read Tina Gellie's report, with a ... Read More

Decanter World Wine Awards 2018: Full results now available

wines- May 29, 2018 0

See which wines won medals at this year's Decanter World Wine Awards, and find a great bottle to try. See all of the DWWA 2018 ... Read More

Taittinger launches Comtes de Champagne 2007 in UK

wines- May 28, 2018 0

Taittinger has officially launched its latest Comtes de Champagne vintage in the UK. Additional reporting by John Stimpfig. Taittinger has released its Comtes de Champagne ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: The scoring scene

wines- May 28, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford goes running with the numbers.Lots to consider; the art of wine scoring.Now that the 100-point scale approaches ubiquity, and now that we are ... Read More

Ornellaia 2015 vintage auction raises £123,000

wines- May 25, 2018 0

An auction of limited edition Ornellaia 2015 wines with special designs by South African artist William Kentridge has raised £123,000 for the Victoria & Albert ... Read More

Prosecco rosé wine moves closer to reality

wines- May 25, 2018 0

Prosecco DOC producers are on the brink of allowing sparkling rosé within their appellation, marrying two of the biggest trends in the wine world. A ... Read More

Top medals at Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 revealed

wines- May 24, 2018 0

Here are the wines that have won the prestigious Best in Show medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018. Full results for DWWA 2018 ... Read More

Smith Haut Lafitte: All the ‘7’s from 1947 to 2017

wines- May 24, 2018 0

It might be known as 'lucky seven' in some bingo halls, but vintage years ending in this number have rarely made life easy for Bordeaux ... Read More

The Luigi Veronelli collection: Italian gems from decades past

wines- May 23, 2018 0

Michaela Morris reports on an exclusive tasting of rare Italian wines from the personal collection of the late journalist Luigi Veronelli...Luigi Veronelli (1926-2004) was a ... Read More

Brexit warning from the Comité Champagne

wines- May 23, 2018 0

The head of the Comité Champagne has warned that houses and growers could feel the effects of a 'difficult 10 years' for the UK economy, ... Read More

Napa Valley wineries head off Brexit with UK name ruling

wines- May 22, 2018 0

Napa Valley will still be a protected name in the UK following Brexit, no matter what happens in negotiations between the country and the EU, ... Read More

Future of wine may include drones and edible bottles, says merchant

wines- May 21, 2018 0

Future wine lovers may be able to eat the bottles as well as drink the contents, after receiving their latest order via drone, suggests a ... Read More

Multi-million dollar d’Arenberg Cube wins top design award

wines- May 21, 2018 0

The Rubik’s Cube-inspired visitor centre in the middle of d’Arenberg’s McLaren Vale vineyards has been awarded one of Australia's highest honours for architectural design.Built to ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Delta wine

wines- May 21, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford discovers Costières de Nîmes... Vines in the 'delta' of Costières de Nîmes.At last: a solution to the vexed identity of the Costières de ... Read More

Pewsey Vale: The original Eden Valley Riesling

wines- May 20, 2018 0

Pewsey Vale celebrate their 170th anniversary this year. Sarah Ahmed tastes some current and museum releases of their dry Eden Valley Rieslings...Pewsey Vale vineyardsPewsey Vale’s ... Read More

Royal Wedding wine: Pol Roger Champagne served

wines- May 19, 2018 0

Pol Roger Champagne has been confirmed as one of the wines served to hundreds of guests at the official lunch reception following the Royal Wedding ... Read More

Spanish wine and tapas pairing guide

wines- May 19, 2018 0

Planning a trip to Spain? Learn how to pair wine and tapas like a local with our expert guide, featuring advice from three of Spain's ... Read More

‘Cru Artisans’ wine classification re-launched in Médoc

wines- May 18, 2018 0

Bordeaux has this week seen the re-launch of a classification designed to give recognition to some of the smaller-scale wine producers beyond the Médoc's more ... Read More

Hugh Johnson: When bottles surprise you

wines- May 18, 2018 0

Hugh Johnson considers those times when your highly anticipated bottles end up a disappointment... ‘Two very prestigious Burgundies failed to light any fires.’ Oenogenius Len ... Read More