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Amisfield New Zealand

New Zealand: a Pinot Noir paradise

Thursday 25 September 2014

Over the past 30 years, New Zealand’s Pinot Noir has gone from strength to strength and become a serious...


When to blend wine: the big debate

Thursday 25 September 2014

Timing is everything – and never more so than when it comes to blending wines. So how do winemakers...

Lambrusco Cleto Chiarli

Lambrusco: time to think again

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Don't write off Lambrusco as sweet, simple wine made on an industrial scale, urges Margaret Rand....

Istria, Motovun Istria

Regional profile: Istria

Monday 22 September 2014

This heart-shaped, northwest corner of Croatia has been billed as the ‘New Tuscany’ and is home to a...


Muscadet: Renaissance in a glass

Thursday 18 September 2014

Muscadet fell out of fashion 20 years ago, but today it's all the rage, thanks to a handful of...

Vineyards in Pauillac

Insight: Pauillac's pulling power

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Though soils and microclimates play a vital role in Pauillac, Ian D'Agata finds it is the human touch...


Cooperage: the art of oak ageing

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Oak ageing is an art. The barrels a winemaker chooses have a marked effect on how the wine will taste,...

Burning question August 2014 Rioja

Are official vintage charts meaningless?

Tuesday 9 September 2014

See both sides of the debate as to whether official vintage charts bear any meaning for the modern-day...

Burning question July 2014 Clos des Lambrays

Is Burgundy the new playground of the super-rich?

Monday 8 September 2014

See both sides of the debate as to whether both Burgundy vineyards and wines are now so expensive only...

Burning question June 2014 Bordeaux prices

Should Bordeaux en primeur prices fall further?

Monday 8 September 2014

See both sides of the debate as to whether Bordeaux en primeur prices should be falling further in line...

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