JOHN RADFORD looks at a region which has, on the brink of the 21st century, virtually reinvented itself within the last two decades
Spain may not have a vast array of great white grapes to boast about, but it has every right to go into rapture about its finest, Albariño. TIM ATKIN does…
The Oakville winegrowers took their time establishing their own appellation, but now in place, its distinctive character is shining through. NORM ROBY reports.
Douro's unfortified red wines are increasingly coming out of port's shadow says, RICHARD MAYSON, who looks at latest launches from the valley
With a vibrant wine culture, rapidly expanding vineyards and many new growers, the future for Washington State just looks brighter and brighter. TIM ATKIN reports.
A wind of change is sweeping through the bodegas of Spain's greatest wine region. ANTHONY ROSE reports.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines are renowned for their quality and breadth of styles, but as
For the Sauternes grower every vintage is a knife edge gamble, but, finds CLIVE COATES MW, the results can be truly worthy of the heartache.
...it's a way of life. Drinking fino or manzanilla sherry in Spain, that is. RICHARD MAYSON applauds the wines that fuel many a Jerezano's day (and night)
Like the region's climate, the wines of Vinho Verde vary enormously. Quality and character range from sweetish, fizzy whites to tannic, high-acid reds, but some of the best are light,…
Overproduction and decling quality caused Frascati's reputation to take a nose-dive. Now, however, the classic Roman white looks set for a revival. RICHARD BAUDAINS reports
A country-wide association of independent growers producing and bottling wines entirely from grapes grown in their own vineyards is helping to reinforce the move throughout Portugal towards high quality single…
With its focus on classic red varieties, Stags Leap District is rapidly becoming one of the most distinctive appellations in California. NORM ROBY reports
1985 was a good year in Bordeaux, producing Merlot of exceptional quality, and nowhere did this grape do better than in Pomerol, writes DAVID PEPPERCORN MW.
The reputation of the Rhône village of Cairanne seemed almost too good to be true. Decanter sent a cynical ANTHONY PEREGRINE to investigate.
The isolated island of Sardinia, floating far from the Italian mainland, is making its presence known in the wine world once more, writes TOM BRUCE-GARDYNE
Pinot Gris was pioneered in Oregon in 1970 and is now one of the region's most successful white varietals, as STEPHEN BROOK discovers
Long regarded as a poor relation to the region's famous Port wines, Douro table reds are finally getting the recognition they deserve, writes RICHARD MAYSON
DAVE BROOM assesses the changes going on in some of Spain's lesser known regions
In the right hands, Chenin Blanc can be transformed from a basic Loire white into a rich, characterful wine. JAMES LAWTHER MW meets the alchemists of Vouvray and Montlouis.
1998 vintage guide for Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon. The growing season was one of the warmest on record, producing rich, ripe wines
1998 vintage guide for Red South Africa. A tricky, early vintage. Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon produced the most successful wines.
A great vintage and the best for Hunter Valley wines since 1991; yields were low, following drought
1998 vintage guide for Washington State Merlot. A good vintage for deeply coloured, fruity wines.
1998 vintage guide for Spain Rioja. A largely successful year with plenty of above average wines.
1998 vintage guide for Italy Piedmont. The third great vintage in a row.
1998 vintage guide for Italy Tuscany. Rain at harvest time caused some problems. A particularly good year for Brunello.