sauvignon blanc New Zealand
Wine Regions
Reports of Sauvignon Blanc’s demise have been as greatly exaggerated as Mark Twain’s death. Having become New Zealand’s most important wine variety almost two decades ago, naysayers have since been asking if the country is a one-tri...
how to throw a wine party
Sommelier Tips

Whether it was inspired from a memorable wine weekend getaway, discovering a new bottle at home with...

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What’s cool in Australian wine right now?
Wine Trends

Beyond oaky Chardonnay and fruit-bomb Shiraz, Australia is making a huge array of super-trendy wine styles, often from the most unexpected sources. Here’s a guide to what’s cool Down Under – including some recommendations for what t...

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Austria vineyard Blaufränkisch wine
Wine Trends

“It smells like Romanée-Conti!” exclaimed one of Sweden’s premier sommeliers in surprise, finding a Blaufränkisch from Spitzerberg in his glass. A better sign that Austria’s top producers have left behind the over-...

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Wine Trends

There are many bargains to be found beyond the usual suspects.

Read more January 2021
Wine Trends

Farmers' Fizz

Erica Landin-Löfving Erica Landin-Löfving

Are you curious about one of the biggest trends in champagnes in recent years? Then look no further than the fine print on your bottle’s label! Two little letters, RM, at the beginning of the producer identification number of a champagne bottle...

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Wine Trends

How to find the smartest red wine buys outside the classic European regions.

Read more November 2020
Wine Trends

Social media continues to be a hotbed for the latest news for almost every topic you can think of, and the food and beverage world is no different. Indeed, the rise of the foodie influencer has made people more aware of all the cuisines the world has...

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Wine Trends

The finest contemporary Australian Chardonnays come from distinguished sites and made with a radically different winemaking philosophy from the pioneering Chardonnays of the 1970’s. Modern Australian Chardonnay is bright, tight and age-worthy.

Read more August 2020
Wine Trends

Vintec and Star Wine List start a global partnership to support outstanding wine and food enjoyment. But what does that really mean? Find out here.

Read more June 2020
 New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs
Wine Trends

Sauvignon snobbery

Rebecca Gibb, MW 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

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