Sustainability
After initial decision on what grape variety to chose, Erica returns to Sonoma for the harvest season. Between hard work on the field and heated winemaking philosophy discussions, she considers the risk of taking a more "natural" path. This is part 2...
Sustainability

What happens when a wine writer jumps to the other side of the fence and becomes a winemaker? That's...

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Wine Regions

It was a Brit that discovered the secret of putting the fizz into wine and its current crop of wines are giving the French a run for their bubbles.

Read more October 2020
Wine Regions

Burgundy wines have become very expensive, in fact they are among the most in the world, and therefore it is important to explore the less well known appellations to find affordable wines, with a price tag that eases the pain and that offers a good e...

Read more September 2020
Wine Regions

A few kilometres from the banks of the Dordogne river, there is an undertow of change in the vineyards of Saint-Émilion. Grapes have been grown here for two millennia but in the past decade, there has been an unrelenting current of progress, p...

Read more September 2020
Wine Regions

Think all Chianti is created equally? Think again. Beyond a clear cut distinction between Chianti and Chianti Classico, the latter is on the brink of recognizing official subzones within its own diverse territory.

Read more August 2020
Western Australian Cabernets
Wine Regions

While Margaret River still dominates, the Great Southern is making its mark.

Read more July 2020
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

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