Reducing the drip, drip, drip

Published on May 8, 2013

Water is one of our most precious resources, and irrigation is vital to much vineyard growth around the world, but how are growers reducing its use?

Marks and Spencer Toscana Bianco 2012

Published on May 3, 2013

For £6, this was my best value for flavour wine of the M&S press tasting.

New Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Published on April 28, 2013

A new, top tier – Gran Selezione – of Chianti Classico is to be added above Chianti Classico Riserva and Chianti Classico ‘straight’.

Château le Grand Vostock

Published on April 23, 2013

Château le Grand Vostock was established in 2003 by a Franco-Russian team. It is in Russia’s Krasnodar region, some 18km, as the crow flies, inland from the Black Sea. Or 45km by roads to the resort of Anapa.

Aromatic whites from New Zealand

Published on April 18, 2013

The kiwis have created a category of white wines they call the aromatics. All of them too niche to garner much attention on their own, but together they are gathering a bit of a following. Well maybe soon.

IMW debate English Sparkling Wine

Published on April 13, 2013

The UK is more recognised than ever before for the quality of its sparkling wines. More fruit is now channelled to sparkling production than still wine, but with new plantings continuing, is the UK at risk of making more sparkling wine than it can sell? Is the country heading for an inevitable bust?

St Chinian – “crème de la crème”?

Published on April 8, 2013

In trying to build the reputation of the appellation the Saint Chinian syndicate has made a marketing campaign around easy-drinking, everyday wines and terroir wines from the appellation.

Jenkyn Place Vineyard

Published on March 29, 2013

The nearly five hectares of Jenkyn Place Vineyard lie at around 100m altitude, on a gentle, chalky, south-facing slope of the North Downs.

Rybeyrenc and Oeillade – Languedoc past and present

Published on March 24, 2013

Thierry Navarre, of his eponymous domaine, in Roquebrun, Saint-Chinian, has made something of a mission of not just preserving ancient Languedoc grape varieties, but making commercial volumes of them.

Sicilian Wine, by Bill Nesto MW and Frances di Savino

Published on March 19, 2013

It’s great to see a book devoted to Sicily and its wines. Sicily is kind of like a whole country, both in its historic diversity at the crossroads of ancient civilisations and their trading routes, and in its wine production. It produces more than some other European nations.

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