Jacques Lardiere

Jacques Lardière, one of Burgundy’s best-known (and best-loved) winemakers, is retiring from Louis Jadot, for whom he has worked for…

corkscrew

I haven’t yet dared post a Monday blog about bottle closures. Like ‘natural wine’, the subject rouses such strong, intransigent…

Children eating grapes

We’ve done our bit for the 2012 harvest. Virgile Joly, one of the Languedoc’s most convivial growers, organizes a ‘Journée…

parker

As we tasted our way through the submissions for Decanter’s Asia Wine Awards the week before last, a persistent rumour…

Jefford snow, jefford, snow, snow vines, winter,

The last time I blind-tasted 35 top Australian Chardonnays, the wine which seemed to me to proclaim regional origins more…

Racking -- La Mission Haut Brion

Oak, particularly new French oak, is the most expensive container you can choose in which to age your new wines.…

englsih vines

Heavy industry, light industry, an industrial estate, industrial units, industrial output, the Department of Trade and Industry: have I got…

Cloudy sky, clouds, dark sky, sky,

What, exactly, has happened inside the heads of the UK’s wine purchasers? Something, it would seem, rather strange. Four years…