Natasha Hughes

Natasha Hughes

Natasha Hughes MW began her career in the wine trade as deputy editor of She left the magazine in 2001 and has since enjoyed a thriving freelance career as a writer and consultant. Writing about wine and food, Hughes has contributed to specialist publications across the world, and has acted as a consultant to private clients, wineries and restaurants. In addition, she hosts wine seminars and tastings, and has judged globally at wine competitions. Hughes graduated as a Master of Wine in 2014, winning four out of the seven available prizes at graduation, including the Outstanding Achievement Award.

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Rose Gray, co-founder of London's iconic River Cafe restaurant, has died at the age of 71 after a long battle with cancer.

Prosecco to become DOCG

The current Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadine DOC zone will become a DOCG from the 2009 vintage onwards.

Throw away the guide book:ask the locals

With their highly developed palates, surely Bordeaux’s winemakers must be just as fussy about food as they are about their wines. NATASHA HUGHES gets some top tips on the restaurants…

Sake sales double in UK

Sales of sake in the UK have more than doubled in the past two years and are now worth well over £2m per annum.

It takes more than a passion for wine to own a vineyard. NATASHA HUGHES looks at the legal, financial and logistical issues involved.

Tutankhamen drank red wine: proof

Red wine was cultivated and consumed nearly 3,500 years ago - and Tutankhamen took it with him on his journey to the afterlife, a team of Spanish scientists has conclusively

Great wine route: Languedoc

The Languedoc offers visitors a haven of cuisine and culture. Apart from sublime food and wine, it’s home to dozens of ancient churches and pretty hilltop villages. NATASHA HUGHES pays…

The Great Storage Debate

Steven Spurrier prefers to keep his wine in a cellar, where temperatures slowly fluctuate, rather than in air-conditioned storage. NATASHA HUGHES asks which approach is best.

Chez Laroche

At Domaine Laroche in Chablis mealtimes are a big event. Gwénaël Laroche treats her cooking as if it were a work of art, and never cooks the same meal twice.…

Lanson Awards cancelled

The 2005 Prix du Champagne Lanson has been cancelled, the UK’s wine writers were told late last week.

Chile, Close up

Natasha Hughes finds the perfect pairings of grape and terroir in the Aconcagua, Maipo and Rapel Valleys

Seeking closure

Wine lovers are constantly being told that corks are passé and screwcaps are the way forward. So where are all the screwcap bottles? NATASHA HUGHES goes looking

Compliments from the Chef

Today’s Austrian wines can be teamed with a surprisingly wide range of dishes. NATASHA HUGHES asks three top chefs and sommeliers to recommend their favourite pairings We all know that…

Bordeaux wine for World Cup

In its first move into sports sponsorship, Maison Sichel is to supply the South Korean World Cup events with red wine.