Schist vineyards in Roquebrun, Languedoc, Jefford

Over the next couple of years, I’ll be intermittently profiling a number of France’s greatest wine co-operatives. For two reasons: first, because they often offer some of the best value…

The mistral wind blows through Châteauneuf vineyards.

Introducing the mistral wind It was grey and overcast when I climbed aboard the train for Avignon, and barely brighter when I got off. When I reached Châteauneuf du Pape,…

Colchagua Valley, Rapel area, Chile

At the risk of provoking absolutely no sympathy, there can be a pressure as a wine writer to feel you must be an instant expert on every region; something that…

Bordeaux 2015, Graves

The American buyer told me that Bordeaux was now so unfashionable in the States that many sommeliers have never even considered it for their lists – but that this means…

Domaine d'Aussières, Languedoc, Jefford

The French consider themselves a highly logical nation (the customary shorthand for this is ‘Cartesian’, derived from the name of the philosopher and mathematician René Descartes) – yet in practice…

Languedoc

Andrew Jefford takes a look at the work of one of the Languedoc’s most influential wine consultants and tastes some of the wines he has helped create.

Weingut Emerich Koebernik, German Riesling

Andrew Jefford finds an up-and-coming group of German winemakers, dubbed Generation Riesling, emerging from a country with a strong vineyard tradition...

UK alcohol guidelines

Andrew Jefford examines the proposed UK drinking limits and comments made by Britain’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies...