harvester

Across the southern hemisphere’s winelands, harvesting machines are being fine-tuned in readiness for the three months of frenzied activity which…

Friuli

The USA, according to one report released earlier this year, has overtaken France to become the world’s biggest wine-consuming nation,…

Grand Crus

Provided French agriculture minister Bruno Le Maire signs on the dotted line, it looks as if there will soon be…

The Natural Wine Fair in London in May

Calumny? Or was it apostasy? What I wrote about natural wines in August's edition of Decanter magazine harvested more personal…

Temperature

It's been a torrid couple of weeks. The thermometer crossed 40°C (104°F) in Gers and Haute-Loire on August 21st; Lyon…

Luck

My own view is that the prosperity of Bordeaux’s elite is, like most things in life, a matter of luck.…