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...

Château Wiala in Fitou, Languedoc-Roussillon

Andrew Jefford provides an organic wine health check ahead of France's biggest organic wine show, in Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon...

Dry January

Dr Michael Apstein: the science of dry January The first question I get when people hear that I’m a gastroenterologist (liver doctor) who writes about wine is: ’how much is…

Nyetimber, English wine quiz

I’m sure you’ve all seen the cartoon that’s doing the rounds this month, where a man is reclining in an armchair with a glass of wine. His wife is standing…

Villa Maria vineyards, Gimblett Gravels

See Andrew Jefford’s tasting notes on Gimblett Gravels wine from the 2013 vintage – scroll down this article In the established wine-growing zones typical of Europe, each new vintage promises…

Joy of Terroir January 2015

Back in November, I reported on a conversation with Philippe Guigal – but omitted the final intriguing remark he made: ‘Wine is also a dream.’ I’ve heard other wine producers…

Michel Roux OBE talks to Heston Blumenthal

For the past six months, I have been cooking peas with a precision that had, until now, entirely passed me by. I can date back my awakening to March 2015,…

Tenuta San Guido (Sassicaia) vineyards

Dinner with Sassicaia Something like this isn’t meant to occur in Europe, where wine has been made for thousands of years. The event I’m thinking of was what took place…

Massolino vineyards in Barolo

You’ll all know that the new (fourth) edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine has been published.  Santa will, I’m sure, drop it down many wine-lovers’ chimneys with a house-shaking…

A view across limestone vineyards at St Jean de Bebian, Languedoc

Winemaker Samuel Guibert of Mas de Daumas Gassac, who divides his time between France and California, noted in a recent interview with The Drinks Business magazine that Languedoc needed more…