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From key points in history to regions, grape varieties and inspirational wine lists, here’s our quick guide to Spain for somms in training.
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Promotional feature. For almost 500 years, the Philipponnat family have been leaving their mark on the Champagne region.
Promotional feature. By May 2021, 27% of all retail took place online – a whopping 10% growth from pre-pandemic 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics. With retail moving online so quickly, what does it mean for discerning wine drinkers looking for quality over quantity?
Promotion. Few parts of wine-growing France can match the intrigue and diversity of the Pyrenean foothills. It’s a region which combines relatively low latitudes (warmth and generous light), rumpled relief and altitude (for freshness and cool nights) and generous rainfall (drought spells are rare here).
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Promotional feature. Italy’s largest lake, Garda, enjoys a Mediterranean climate and is caressed by myriad winds. Its vineyards are bathed in light bouncing off the water’s surface. Gently sunkissed bunches of grapes ripen in favourable conditions where balmy temperatures allow olive trees, lemons, and capers to thrive.
Promotional feature. It’s not every day that prized six-hectare estates come up for sale in Bordeaux’s famed Pomerol appellation, but after two years of searching for the perfect terroir following a honeymoon across France, young couple Melody and Andrew Kuk knew they had found a ‘diamond in the rough’ with Château La Commanderie.
Promotional feature. From the grape varieties and sub-regions to classifications and celebrations, here’s our quick guide to the famous northern Spanish wine region of Rioja.
Promotional feature. The California Wine Institute devised Cook with California for chefs, restaurateurs and sommeliers across the UK to submit what they consider are the best pairings of food and California wines.
Arabella Woodrow MW is now retired after working in many different sectors of the wine trade. She continues to do wine consultancy, mentoring work and judging in wine competitions.
Simon Field MW worked for Berry Brothers & Rudd for over 20 years. In 2015, he was admitted into the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino.
Rebecca Gibb MW is an award-winning wine writer, author of The Wines of New Zealand and Director of The Drinks Project.
Alistair Cooper MW consults, judges, hosts events and educates in both the UK and Chile, as well as writing for various wine publications.
Andreas Rosendal is Restaurant Director at Whatley Manor Hotel, where he is responsible for the hotel’s Two Michelin-starred restaurant, as well as Grey’s Brasserie and the recently launched Green Room.
Dimitri Mesnard MS is the International Brand Ambassador for Jackson Family Wines.
Anthony Rose is an award-winning wine and sake writer, and a founding member of The Wine Gang. He is the Regional Chair for Southern Italy and Australia at the DWWA 2020.
Andrea Briccarello is the UK Brand Ambassador for Bisol.
Bruno Besa worked for almost 20 years in hotels and restaurants before co-founding Astrum Wine Cellars.
Adam Bruntlett is responsible for buying Loire, Burgundy, Jura and Savoie for the Berry Bros & Rudd group.
Beverly Tabbron MW is head of training and education at Hallgarten Druitt.