Grower Champagne

Why drink ‘grower Champagne’? For me, good wine is above all an expression of place, and the profundity of that expression often reflects the quality of the viticulture involved. Terroir-expressive…

Sauternes, Sauternes and food pairing

Sandrine Garbay, winemaker at Sauternes premier cru supérieur Château d’Yquem, advises overall: ‘When matching Sauternes and Barsac to foods, just remember to consider the vintage, age of the wine, presence…

Dom Perignon - Oz Clarke

Prestige Cuvée champagnes don’t get a massively good rap among normal wine drinkers. They’re fiendishly expensive and they often seem to be drunk only by celebs and Eurotrash who’ve definitely…

Susana Esteban

Alvarinho Lead variety in Moncão e Melgaço, Vinho Verde: aromas of honeysuckle and fruit, ranging from ripe citrus, pear, peach and apricot. Fresh palate. Loureiro Lead variety in Lima, Vinho…

Barolo, La Morra, Piemonte

For most of the last 100 years, Barolo has been talked of as Italy’s leading wine. Brunello di Montalcino (currently very trendy in Italy) takes a tilt at it now…

The Right Bank seems to have bucked a downward price trend seen across Bordeaux since 2011 - and only arrested in recent months - but it’s not quite that straightforward,…

Burgundy, Burgundy cellar

Not sure when to open that bottle you've been saving? When's best to drink your Port or Champagne? How does heat affect wine aging? See the queries from readers below…

Penfolds Grange and St Henri illustrate two facets of both grape and winemaking technique, best illustrated when you taste them side by side. Steven Spurrier reports on a tasting of…