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Wine Trends

The Joy of Fizz

Anthony Rose Anthony Rose
The legendary wine writer and bon viveur, Steven Spurrier, who died in 2021, said that you needed three things in life for happiness: someone to love, something to do and something to look forward to. Creating moments of excitement, raising expectati...
Collecting and Aging

Throughout the year, new releases from Italy’s various denominations are trotted out. When sho...

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Wine Regions

The state of Oregon, the fourth-largest producer of quality wine in the United States, has long been known for its prestigious Pinot Noir production, but in recent years, its efforts in Chardonnay have shifted the region into solid ground - and reput...

Read More November 2022
Wine Regions

In 2004, the film adaptation of a little-known novel called Sideways made a splash that soaked the globe in California Pinot Noir. Critics raised their glasses, and drinkers and developers alike flocked to the film’s setting of Santa Barbara Co...

Read More October 2022
Wine Regions

Times are changing in this cool (but warming) climate region with a renewed focus on the red varieties of Bordeaux, Shiraz and even Nebbiolo, while the sourcing of the mainstay grapes, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is on the move to higher (and cooler) s...

Read More October 2022
Wine Regions

Neither a region nor a grape variety, Amarone is a unique style of wine specific to Valpolicella. But it isn’t the only wine produced here - and its cohorts are equally worth exploring.

Read More September 2022
Wine Regions

Prosecco’s reputation as an unpretentious, everyday drinking sparkler is firmly established. The question is - are there more serious versions? And furthermore, can these age?

Read More August 2022
Wine Regions

’The only way to understand German wine’, says Anne Krebiehl in her book on the Wines of Germany, ‘is in the context of its history, taking Riesling, ripeness, climate, tradition and site classification into consideration'.

Read More July 2022
Brunello
Wine Regions

Despite its classic stature and ties with tradition, Brunello is meeting the challenges of a brave new world thanks to a dynamic mix of the region’s diverse producers.

Read More January 2022
barbera nizza
Wine Regions

Barbera Uprising

Michaela Morris Michaela Morris

Barbera has risen above its workhorse reputation and is now making some of Italy’s most delightfully drinkable, food-friendly and affordable gems. Italians typically drink beer with pizza but as a monogamous wine drinker, I tend to reach for a ...

Read More December 2021
israel kosher winery
Wine Regions

The only Middle Eastern country to produce wines professionally and commercially, the production of wine in Israel goes back to biblical times. My last visit to this country was in 1978 and I was quite keen to see the change. The only other neighbour...

Read More December 2021

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