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The world is not enough

Following the release of a market study by Vinexpo, ANTHONY ROSE considers the trends behind growing consumption and potential over-production

City guide Jerez

SIMON MEADS visits sherry's home in southern Spain, and discovers that Jerez is a city of fiestas devoted to its wine

Promised Land

At last the Pacific Northwest region is beginning to fulfil its potential as the future of American wine, says ANTHONY DIAS BLUE

Cool Breeze

There's a distinct whiff of fashionability in the mountain air along California's Sonoma Coast. STEPHEN BROOK offers some style notes on the vineyards of this exclusive enclave.

Big in Japan

Wine is booming in Japan, notably among affluent socialites. FIONA BECKETT reveals what, and where, they drink.

Perfect Partners

It may not be the most obvious combination but, as FIONA BECKETT discovers, Champagne and Japanese food are exceptionally well matched.

Lesser Known Grapes – Touriga Nacional

In the first series of features on the world's lesser known grape varieties, JOHN DOWNES MW introduces the Jekyll and Hyde character of Touriga Nacional, Portugal's premier grape.

Portugal Southern Style

It's been a steep learning curve, but it has paid off. Producers in Ribatejo and Estremadura are making exciting wines, and rediscovering native grapes. RICHARD MAYSON introduces the wines of…

Zero tolerance

Frost is an ever-present threat in the vineyards of Bordeaux. ANTHONY PEREGRINE looks at the steps that growers take to try and combat the chilling problems of ice.

Back To School

Summer holidays are always a good time to brush up on your wine appreciation skills. ALAN SPENCER takes a look at some of the wine courses on offer in Bordeaux

A new culture

After years of complacency, JAMES LAWTHER finds that an interjection of youth and enthusiasm has given Margaux the shot in the arm it needed.

Brand X

Xavier Copel owns no vineyards, but has succeeded in crafting a top-dollar brand. STEPHEN BROOK meets the man behind the Primo Palatum name

Slim pickings

Poor pay and conditions in the French vineyard has impacted on the number of grape pickers. ANTHONY PEREGRINE reports

Seal of approval

In search of consistent quality, winemakers are more and more often turning to alternative closures, rather than the traditional cork. BEVERLEY BLANNING MW reports on the ever raging debate about…

Natural Born Killers

California's sunny climate makes it one of the best places to make wine, but the huge industry is currently under threat from a small insect and the deadly disease it…

Act of union

Established to defend and promote the status of grand cru Chablis, the Union des Grands Crus de Chablis has a lot to deliver to secure the trust of consumers and…

African icons

Premium South African wines with the price tags to match are sweeping into international markets. KIM MAXWELL asks if the world is ready for them yet

Colourful Language

André van Rensburg is renowned for being outspoken, arrogant and rude. He is also responsible for some of the best wines to come out of South Africa. He talks to…

The Colour of Wine

MICHAEL BROADBENT'S heart is captured by Kevin Judd's photography.

Commercial Art

Is there such a thing as 'premium' Prosecco? And where do you have to look? RICHARD BAUDAINS answers questions often asked about this Italian fizz.

Style Wars In Tokaji

The cellars of Tokaj have cleaned up their act since the communist regime. STEPHEN BROOK looks at the new styles and new producers emerging from Hungary's famous sweet wine region

Loire stars

JACQUELINE FRIEDRICH guides us through ten of her favourite new producers in the Loire.

Wooden performance

There may be a trend towards unoaked Chardonnay, but wood in winemaking is here to stay. PATRICK MATTHEWS investigates.

Quiet performer

A much overlooked Côte de Nuits village, Morey-Saint-Denis is at last receiving increased recognition, particularly for its premier and grand cru wine. STEPHEN BROOK spreads the word on this hidden…

Affordable Bordeaux

Buying top Bordeaux doesn't have to mean remortgaging the house. ROGER VOSS guides us through quality wines from the famous commune appellations with all the style of first growths, but…

Vale of cheers

New vines coming on-line in McLaren Vale threaten to cause a glut of dilute fruit. MAX ALLEN talks to those producers in the region who are still set on making…

Hawke’s eye view

Pinot Noir may have found a home in Martinborough and South Island, but what about Bordeaux varietals? JAMES LAWTHER MW explains that Hawke's Bay is the next great site for…

Latour de force

A unique tasting was laid on at Christie's New York for 30 Latour lovers and collectors recently. HUGH JOHNSON joined them.