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Vérité's new vintage

Jane Parkinson

Hailed as some of the best red wines in the world in previous vintages, the new vintage of celebrated Californian wine Vérité was unveiled in London last week. Jane was ready and poised. 

Keeping Up with The Jones

Anthony Rose

Once Katie Jones worked for the marketing arm of a wine co-operative in the hinterland of the Languedoc. Today, she's making an increasingly impressive array of wines from 12 hectares of her own vineyards. 

An evening with Le Top 100

Joanna Simon

What an evening we had last Thursday. The Wine Gang joined forces with Sud de France and the 50 wine lovers who’d snapped up the tickets to taste wines from the Top 100.

On the beach

David Williams

If you like to walk on wine’s wild side, you’ll love Colares.

Made on Europe’s furthest western fringes just to the north west of Lisbon on Portugal’s central Atlantic coast, it’s a wine style that takes the idea of coastal vineyards to the extreme: all of the appellation’s vines are planted, often in untrained, disheveled-looking bushes, within two miles of the sea. With their deep sandy topsoils – just about protected from the gusty moods of the Atlantic weather fronts by cane windbreaks – this is effectively the vineyard as beach.

Cracking open the Krug

Jane Parkinson

Jane gets a flavour of the newest Krug release

The Riesling Why

Anthony Rose

The dry German Rieslings from the 2016 vintage are now being offered en primeur by German specialist merchants. We take a look at what's hot and what's not.

Age shall not wither them

Joanna Simon

I was in Campania recently for a vertical and horizontal tasting of Aglianico, “the Barolo of the south”, but no less fascinating than the tasting were some of the vines I encountered.

In full colour black and white

David Williams

Why do winemakers make white wine from red grapes?

On the vegan wine trail...

Jane Parkinson

Vegan wine drinkers have never had more choice says Jane as she comes to realise how many more wines now declare to be animal product-free.

Cheeseparing ? You're Having a Laugh

Anthony Rose

Is wine and cheese the marriage made in heaven it's cracked up to be? That depends on the wine - and the cheese.

If I had a vineyard...

Joanna Simon

Until last week, I'd never seriously wanted a vineyard of my own, but I came back from a trip and found myself frenetically googling vineyards for sale in... 

Summer reading

David Williams

A new book on Italian wine may not be ideal beach-reading material, but it has an interesting tale to tell