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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…

Terrasses du Larzac

After an unusually grumpy spring, the Languedoc summer is beginning to surge. The bees are harrying the lavender; the nightingales…

vines, wine, jefford, bandol,

We’ve probably all imagined the scene. That letter, one Thursday, from a strange provincial solicitor. The curious, dry phrasing, outlining…

Terrace Heights Estate

John Forrest's February call for his fellow Marlborough growers to think about moving towards 'a self-enforced appellation system … with…