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Ten Years On: Bordeaux 2007

Joanna Simon

A tasting of the top red Bordeaux of 2007 prompts some idle speculation about how they might have turned out if the timing had been diffferent

Judging Germany

Jane Parkinson

From dentist to German judging, Jane engages in a day of enamel damage limitation.

Another side of California

David Williams

For a state that has a proud history of counter-cultural activity – from the Wild West and the Gold Rush to the beats and hippies and the wilder reaches of the new tech frontier – California has in wine terms always seemed to me to be a strangely conservative place.

Pol Roger 2008 Champagne - A Centenary

Anthony Rose

Marking the centenary of Churchill’s first order, Pol Roger's 2008 vintage was the subject of a grand black tie launch at Kensington Palace last month 

Pork, wine and Michelin stars

Joanna Simon

What to drink with pork. There was a time when pork was off the menu, but not anymore

Nooo, not *that* one...

Jane Parkinson

La La Land doesn't just exist in the world of Hollywood, remember...

Mouton Magic

Jane Parkinson

Jane dons her gladrags for a very special night out with Mouton-Rothschild.

Is Paraje the saviour of Cava?

Anthony Rose

The Consejo Regulador for Cava has come up with proposals for a major reappraisal of Cava’s image known as Cava de Paraje to do justice to its potential excellence and ‘to place cavas at the top of the quality wine pyramid’.

Credit where credit is due

Joanna Simon

New Zealand's Hawke's Bay producers are making stellar Chardonnay wines having learnt some useful lessons from their rivals across the Tasman Sea

Naming rights (and wrongs)

David Williams

Do English sparkling winemakers need a new collective name for their much-admired wines? Or should drinkers be left to decide?

You say Grenache, I say Garnacha (or Cannonau)

Anthony Rose

Grenache is best-known for its contribution to the heady reds of the Southern Rhône but it's surprising how important it is in many other wine regions, not least Sardinia and Priorat, where it goes under the aliases of Cannonau and Garnacha respectively. Pic: Scala Dei vineyards, Priorat.

Beaujolais: the comeback kid

Joanna Simon

The day I decided to show a Beaujolais-Villages to tasters on a Wine Walk at The Wine Gang's London Festival

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