Western Australian Cabernets
Wine Regions
While Margaret River still dominates, the Great Southern is making its mark.
Sustainability

I have wine industry colleagues who roll their eyes at biodynamic wine-growing because of the eccent...

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Wine Regions

Burgundy is mostly about great demand and little supply, with wines from the top estates becoming increasingly expensive and impossible to find. But there is a set of smaller negociants that is producing high-quality wine, often in quite reasonable q...

Read more July 2020
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?

Read more June 2020
Wine Regions

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. Indeed, the northwest corner of Italy is teeming with other Nebbiolo-based gems that live up to the grape's lofty reputation.

Read more June 2020
Wine Regions

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
Wine Regions

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
Wine Regions

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

Read more May 2020
Wine Regions

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
Wine Regions

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
Wine Regions

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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