September, 2014

Bordeaux Fine Wines liquidation sale

David Ingram of Grant Thornton UK LLP, the appointed liquidator of Bordeaux Fine Wines Limited ("BFW") has a portfolio of 478 cases of high end fine and rare wines for…

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Jefford on Monday: A Label Drinker Comes Out

I've never taken part in a true blind tasting. Have you? It would, I think, mean sitting in a cubicle in an anonymous research laboratory staffed by strangers. Wine samples…

Central London winery to make English wine

London Cru, the winery in the heart of the UK capital, is to make its first English wine from the 2014 vintage after being impressed with the quality of this…

DWWA judging images

Jefford on Monday: A Label Drinker Comes Out

I've never taken part in a true blind tasting. Have you? It would, I think, mean sitting in a cubicle in an anonymous research laboratory staffed by strangers. Wine samples…

Insider’s guide to Bordeaux city

The fourth generation to be involved with Château Haut-Bailly, Véronique Sanders has grown up with the city of Bordeaux as her playground. From gastronomy to music, the best views to…

New Zealand: a Pinot Noir paradise

Over the past 30 years, New Zealand’s Pinot Noir has gone from strength to strength and become a serious player on the world stage. Here, Bob Campbell MW highlights the…

When to blend wine: the big debate

Timing is everything – and never more so than when it comes to blending wines. So how do winemakers decide when to do it? And is it better to blend…

Winemakers revive forgotten grapes in south west France

Ostracised grape varieties long consigned to the annals of history are being rehabilitated by winemakers in south west France, who see potential solutions to climate change, high alcohol levels and…

Lambrusco: time to think again

Don't write off Lambrusco as sweet, simple wine made on an industrial scale, urges Margaret Rand. Today's best examples are remarkable and well worth seeking out. Here she does just…

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars opens $7m visitor centre

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars has opened a $7m visitor centre that allows tourists to sample wines while looking out across the vineyard that delivered the estate's victory against Bordeaux in…