City guide Jerez

SIMON MEADS visits sherry's home in southern Spain, and discovers that Jerez is a city of fiestas devoted to its wine

Promised Land

At last the Pacific Northwest region is beginning to fulfil its potential as the future of American wine, says ANTHONY DIAS BLUE

Cool Breeze

There's a distinct whiff of fashionability in the mountain air along California's Sonoma Coast. STEPHEN BROOK offers some style notes on the vineyards of this exclusive enclave.

Big in Japan

Wine is booming in Japan, notably among affluent socialites. FIONA BECKETT reveals what, and where, they drink.

Perfect Partners

It may not be the most obvious combination but, as FIONA BECKETT discovers, Champagne and Japanese food are exceptionally well matched.

Style Wars In Tokaji

The cellars of Tokaj have cleaned up their act since the communist regime. STEPHEN BROOK looks at the new styles and new producers emerging from Hungary's famous sweet wine region

Loire stars

JACQUELINE FRIEDRICH guides us through ten of her favourite new producers in the Loire.

Wooden performance

There may be a trend towards unoaked Chardonnay, but wood in winemaking is here to stay. PATRICK MATTHEWS investigates.

Act of union

Established to defend and promote the status of grand cru Chablis, the Union des Grands Crus de Chablis has a lot to deliver to secure the trust of consumers and…

African icons

Premium South African wines with the price tags to match are sweeping into international markets. KIM MAXWELL asks if the world is ready for them yet

Colourful Language

André van Rensburg is renowned for being outspoken, arrogant and rude. He is also responsible for some of the best wines to come out of South Africa. He talks to…

The Colour of Wine

MICHAEL BROADBENT'S heart is captured by Kevin Judd's photography.

Commercial Art

Is there such a thing as 'premium' Prosecco? And where do you have to look? RICHARD BAUDAINS answers questions often asked about this Italian fizz.

Quiet performer

A much overlooked Côte de Nuits village, Morey-Saint-Denis is at last receiving increased recognition, particularly for its premier and grand cru wine. STEPHEN BROOK spreads the word on this hidden…

Affordable Bordeaux

Buying top Bordeaux doesn't have to mean remortgaging the house. ROGER VOSS guides us through quality wines from the famous commune appellations with all the style of first growths, but…

Vale of cheers

New vines coming on-line in McLaren Vale threaten to cause a glut of dilute fruit. MAX ALLEN talks to those producers in the region who are still set on making…

Hawke’s eye view

Pinot Noir may have found a home in Martinborough and South Island, but what about Bordeaux varietals? JAMES LAWTHER MW explains that Hawke's Bay is the next great site for…

Latour de force

A unique tasting was laid on at Christie's New York for 30 Latour lovers and collectors recently. HUGH JOHNSON joined them.

Adventures in Verona

Sandro Boscaini of Masi, Valpolicella, is spearheading research into old grape varieties for new wines. CATHARINE LOWE reports .

Stockholm City guide

Stockholm is one of Europe's most beautiful capital cities. Less than two and a half hours from London by plane, it's a perfect short break destination, as KIM PARSONS discovers.

Cape crusader

Vaughan Johnson champions South African wines with his two shops in Cape Town and Dublin. PETER COBB meets the accountant-turned-winemaker-turned-retailer.

Savoie faire

In the midst of the winter sports season in the French Alps, DANIEL CRAKER goes in search of alternative entertainment off piste.

Vintage 2000

After talking to winemakers around the world, JIM BUDD analyses the millennial vintage and reveals where's hot – and where's not – this year.

Interview with Vanessa Wong

Taking over as winemaker at a California cult winery is no easy task. Vanessa Wong, who has done just that at the Peter Michael Winery, talks to SUSAN KEEVIL

Modern Greek

They've taken Manhattan by storm and they're gaining a firm foothold in Europe. SUSAN KEEVIL demystifies the new stars of the Greek wine scene.

The new Chile

The quality of Chilean wine has come on in leaps and bounds in the last 10 years. ROSEMARY GEORGE MW tastes the super-premium fruits of its labour

Bubbling up

As attention turns to single vineyard wines, many smaller producers are – very successfully – grabbing a piece of the action, finds Dr PHILIPP BLOM