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Harlan Estate

Producer profile: Harlan Estate

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Thirty years ago Bill Harlan set out to create a Californian first growth. Now he’s preparing to pass...

Bordeaux wines

Second thoughts: Bordeaux second wines

Monday 18 August 2014

While no one would criticise the Bordelais’ continuing quest for quality, is the increasing trend...


Coravin: Changing how we drink wine

Thursday 14 August 2014

Coravin is a new needle-through-the-cork system that is already revolutionising the way we drink wine....

Sebastian Payne MW

Bordeaux drinking windows: timed to perfection

Thursday 14 August 2014

Every great claret evolves in its own inimitable fashion, and deciding when to open your bottles can be...


Regional profile: Navarra, Spain

Wednesday 13 August 2014

This diverse region struggles to compete against Spain's most powerful brand, Rioja. Is it time to forgo...

Piedmont vines

Barolo: The glory days

Friday 8 August 2014

1978 was the one vintage that really put Barolo on the map. Since then there have been enormous changes...

Bordeaux bright young winemakers

Bordeaux's bright young winemakers

Monday 4 August 2014

Stephen Brook finds out how the new generation of energetic young winemakers in Bordeaux is rising to...

Yeast cells

Yeasts: do you know what’s flavouring your wine?

Friday 1 August 2014

There's not much about a wine's aroma, taste or texture that isn't influenced by yeast. But could...


Champagne disgorgement: it's all in the timing

Friday 1 August 2014

The release of Bollinger's RD 2002 in the same month as Billecart-Salmon's Nicolas François Billecart...

Bordeaux Dry Whites,

Bordeaux dry whites: a guide

Thursday 24 July 2014

Think the Médoc only produces reds? Think again. With roots reaching back centuries, top dry whites can...

Crozes Hermitage

The New World of the northern Rhône

Thursday 24 July 2014

A crucible of experimentation, Crozes-Hermitage is home to a band of young producers with New World...

St Chinian

Regional profile: St-Chinian

Wednesday 16 July 2014

The Languedoc's oldest winemaking region could historically be a minefield in terms of style and...

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