Wine Regions

Chinese Wines Step Up

Richard Hemming, MW Richard Hemming, MW
The quality and quantity of Chinese wine have been on the increase in recent years – but so have the prices. Should wine lovers be taking notice?
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Nebbiolo Beyond Barolo

Michaela Morris Michaela Morris

If Nebbiolo is among Italy's most noble grapes then surely it must produce great wines beyond Barolo...

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Burgundy wines are complex and variable – two sides of the same coin. Therefore collecting Burgundies is at once rewarding, complicated, and rather different to collecting wines from most other areas. This is the second of a series of five arti...

Read more June 2020
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Collecting Burgundies is a treat and a lifelong hobby for some – and a nightmare for others who get off on the wrong foot. This is part one of a series of five articles focused on Burgundy wine region.

Read more June 2020
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Can New Zealand’s viticultural Eden produce excellence from every variety?

Read more May 2020
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Sicily is a raw, bucolic yet enchantingly beautiful island scattering with ancient ruins and inhabited by a feisty population who don’t think of themselves as Italians but proudly ‘Sicilian’.

Read more May 2020
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In the world of wine, there is no substitute for patience. The finest, most age-worthy bottles cannot be hurried or hastened to reach full maturity; nor can a vine’s age be accelerated to produce the complex and concentrated grapes for which ol...

Read more March 2020
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The release of Cristal 2012, in early 2020, will be the first to have been farmed 100% biodynamically. It’s a tremendous moment in the landscape of prestige champagnes.

Read more March 2020
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The wines of France’s Jura region are gaining popular ground thanks to their producers’ emphasis on natural wine-making. They are also the focus of Vintec Club Australia’s first national tour of 2020.

Read more January 2020
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Sancerre's darker side

Rebecca Gibb, MW Rebecca Gibb, MW

Pinot Noir was once the grape of Sancerre. Sauvignon Blanc has since taken over the mantle but the appellation's reds are impressive.

Read more January 2020
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Thanks to its cool, maritime climate and hilly terrain, Tasmania’s potential has been harnessed for elegantly refined sparkling wine.

Read more December 2019

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