Matt Walls

Matt Walls
value Rhône

Value Rhône reds: Top 10 under £18 The Rhône might be one of the classic wine regions of France, but it remains just as fruitful for the bargain hunter as…

Vernay wines

Matt Walls picks his top five wines from Domaine Georges Vernay – the estate that played a key role in the survival of the Condrieu appellation, and is making a…

Domaine Georges Vernay

Georges Vernay at a glance Location Condrieu, northern Rhône Winemaker Christine Vernay Vineyard area 22ha, farmed organically Average vine age 40 years Grapes 50% Viognier, 50% Syrah Wines Condrieu: Coteau…

Les Bessards vineyards, Northern Rhone,

Compared with the draughtsman’s precision of Côte d’Or vineyards, the northern Rhône feels more impressionistic. It might have 2,000 years of history to build on, but in many ways it’s…

28 - 50, London Wine bars

Matt Walls’ top 10 London wine bars:  28°-50° www.2850.co.uk Originally a single site in Holborn, 28°-50° is now a chain of three chic bars managed by Master Sommelier Xavier Rousset,…

Divino Enoteca

It's not just the capital that has great wine bars - Matt Walls picks his top five wine bars across the UK.

A crucible of experimentation, Crozes-Hermitage is home to a band of young producers with New World attitudes. Matt Walls introduces some of the names you should know, and finds a…

John Hoskins MW DWWA Judge 2013

A new wine retail website has been set up by three Masters of Wine to showcase and sell wines that 'over deliver for their price.'

harvest

With most of the grapes now picked in Chablis, growers are broadly pleased with quality of the 2012 vintage although quantity is down by up to 40% in some villages.