Can New Zealand’s viticultural Eden produce excellence from every variety?
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We’re welcoming World’s Best Sommelier Arvid Rosengren to the Vintec family – a ne...

Hawke's Bay: The Perfect Terroir?

by: Richard Hemming, MW

Can New Zealand’s viticultural Eden produce excellence from every variety?

Read more May 2020

We’re welcoming World’s Best Sommelier Arvid Rosengren to the Vintec family – a new recruit as wine expert and ambassador. And for the record, he’s not impressed with long-winded wine lists.

Read more May 2020

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

To Buy Or Not To Buy, that is the question, as Hamlet nearly said. And the answer? Wine auctions are essentially trading hubs offering wines for sale ostensibly at market prices.

Read more April 2020

Wine tasting in the time of Corona

by: Erica Landin-Löfving

You are locked in your house? You want to taste wine with friends or your wine club? Don’t let Covid-19 stop you. Just like people are starting to take “happy hour” online, we can use technology to host virtual wine tastings, gettin...

Read more April 2020

Cheese, wine and bread have a lot in common. They are products developed by humans over thousands of years, often reaching modern levels of quality at the hands of monks, with the support of little helpers that were shrouded in mystery for most of th...

Read more April 2020

Sauvignon snobbery

by: Rebecca Gibb, MW

It's responsible for some of the world's finest whites from Pavillon Blanc du Chateau Margaux to Didier Dagueneau Pouilly Fumés as well playing a supporting role in the earth's most coveted sweet wine of Chateau d'Yquem. Why, then, are so many...

Read more March 2020

Should one age Amarone?

by: Michaela Morris

To age or not to age Amarone? The answer is as complex as the finest Amarone themselves. Ultimately it comes down to quality and how you like to drink your wine.

Read more March 2020

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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