Harry Fawkes

Harry Fawkes
BBQ Wine

Summer is a time to take to the coals, when the sun is shining and the weather is sweet. Friends and family gather al fresco bringing an array of salads,…

Roast Lamb

Wine with Easter lamb As at Christmas with turkey, Easter has long been associated with lamb. It is a traditional favourite in the US and the UK with origins in…

Torre de Oña, a 4.25-hectare Tempranillo vineyard

Crianza, reserva and gran reserva are three of the most recognised terms on a label of Rioja. These represent minimal barrel ageing requirements, but for many consumers the ultimate quality…

Suprise-Winner-DWWA

There were high-level wins throughout this year’s DWWA for smaller wine producing countries, emphasising the wine world’s growing strength in depth. Surprise winners of the top platinum – best in…

Pouring Wine

Recently, my wife and I set out across London to try an Italian restaurant which had always received favourable reviews. Although not naturally inclined to believe the hype, we were…

chardonnay grapes, abc quiz

The Decanter.com ABC quiz: See below to test your knowledge. This grape variety has conquered the world twice over, dominating plantings and palates in every wine growing region.    

Judgement of Paris Quiz

The Decanter.com Judgement of Paris quiz: See below to test your knowledge. The Judgement of Paris pitted some of the best wines in France, Cabernet Sauvignon-based reds from Bordeaux and…

The Wine Show

The Wine Show is scheduled to debut on the ITV 4 channel this Sunday, 10 April. Can it succeed where other attempts to create compelling viewing around wine have failed?…

alto adige

Will you be following any New Year’s resolutions around wine? Let us know via the comment section at the bottom of this article. New Year’s resolutions for wine lovers: 1.…

Vines-at-Romanee-Conti

Burgundy is an area in France famous for its world class red and white wines produced from the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Complex Burgundy hierarchy The hierarchy of Burgundy,…