Regional profiles:

Austrian reds

Published on June 1, 2009

As well as sublime rieslings and gruner veltliner, Austria produces some increasingly well regarded reds, notably from blaufränkisch and zweigelt.

Queensland wine

Published on May 30, 2009

In 2005 Queensland’s nascent wine industry received a lot of attention and I explored what what going on.

Red wines from Germany

Published on May 23, 2009

Germany doesn’t just make white wine, but it does still keep the best of its reds under wraps.

Bordeaux basics

Published on May 23, 2009

Concise introduction to the world’s most highly reputed wine region.

Cava bubbles forth

Published on May 16, 2009

Not quite half of the non-Champagne bubbles drunk in the UK is Cava.

Bright whites from Spain

Published on May 16, 2009

Spain makes some super white wines in fresh, aromatic, fruit-focused styles, unencumbered by complicating oak.

English Wine

Published on May 16, 2009

English wine goes from strength to strength

Terroir in Australia – regionality by any other name?

Published on May 8, 2009

As Australian producers explore more niche places to grow grapes, and their marketeers promote regionality, is this merely the Aussie view on that most French of concepts – terroir?

Cool New Zealand chic

Published on April 18, 2009

Is New Zealand the epitome of cool climate in the new world?

Cool climate wines in Chile

Published on April 18, 2009

Forget the north-south divide, the search for cooler climates in Chile is creating an east-west divide.

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