Vinosity

Vinosity is our free online magazine that brings you the ever-changing wine world, which never ceases to surprise or delight. These articles, with new ones published every month and written by a global network of writers, will be a valuable addition to your own personal journey through the wonderful world of wine.

Xeco Sherry

Sherry – shaken but not stirred?

Could our love of sherry be revived by treating it like a spirit instead of a wine – sipping it after dinner and mixing it in cocktails? Henry Jeffreys aims...

Sherry – shaken but not stirred?

Could our love of sherry be revived by treating it like a spirit instead of a wine – sipping it after dinner and mixing it in cocktails? Henry Jeffreys aims...

Studying the wines of France? We’ve got you covered

Studying the wines of France? We’ve got you cov...

If you’re planning your wine studies for 2024, whether MW, WSET or any other qualification, Académie du Vin Library and Classic Wine Library’s comprehensive list of books on France is...

Studying the wines of France? We’ve got you cov...

If you’re planning your wine studies for 2024, whether MW, WSET or any other qualification, Académie du Vin Library and Classic Wine Library’s comprehensive list of books on France is...

Vines at the Can Genís estate at Cava producer Alta Alella in the Serralada de Marina Park, with Barcelona in the background

A sparkling future for Cava?

Spanish sparkling wine, Cava, has fired an opening salvo in what is going to be a sustained charm offensive to bring greater recognition – and respect – for the wine...

A sparkling future for Cava?

Spanish sparkling wine, Cava, has fired an opening salvo in what is going to be a sustained charm offensive to bring greater recognition – and respect – for the wine...

The Bordeaux Club

The Bordeaux Club

Sir John ‘Jack’ Plumb was one of Cambridge’s most eminent historians, a bestselling author honoured by the US president – and a deeply divisive character whose sex life alone earned...

The Bordeaux Club

Sir John ‘Jack’ Plumb was one of Cambridge’s most eminent historians, a bestselling author honoured by the US president – and a deeply divisive character whose sex life alone earned...

Are you a Lumper or a Splitter?

Are you a Lumper or a Splitter?

Specific bottlings from official sub-zones and single vineyards and even single parcels are ever more popular – and why stop there, asks Natasha Hughes MW. Why not have different cuvées...

Are you a Lumper or a Splitter?

Specific bottlings from official sub-zones and single vineyards and even single parcels are ever more popular – and why stop there, asks Natasha Hughes MW. Why not have different cuvées...

Rioja: new regulations five years on

Rioja: new regulations five years on

In 2017, Rioja introduced new ways of labelling wines by vineyard, village and region, with the aim of placing greater value on its diverse terroirs. Although not without controversy, Rioja’s...

Rioja: new regulations five years on

In 2017, Rioja introduced new ways of labelling wines by vineyard, village and region, with the aim of placing greater value on its diverse terroirs. Although not without controversy, Rioja’s...

10 Great Wine Families

10 Great Wine Families

Angelo Gaja, the patriarch of Piemonte’s greatest wine family, learnt his artisan’s wisdom from his grandmother Clotilde. Here he tells Fiona Morrison how her words have echoed down the generations

10 Great Wine Families

Angelo Gaja, the patriarch of Piemonte’s greatest wine family, learnt his artisan’s wisdom from his grandmother Clotilde. Here he tells Fiona Morrison how her words have echoed down the generations

The Story of Wine

The Story of Wine

We know the Ancient Egyptians drank wine – but what of the Mesopotamians? In this excerpt from The Story of Wine, Hugh examines the evidence for where this great civilization...

The Story of Wine

We know the Ancient Egyptians drank wine – but what of the Mesopotamians? In this excerpt from The Story of Wine, Hugh examines the evidence for where this great civilization...

Scents of Place

Scents of Place

Terroir isn’t just about the ground, the grape and the guy: every winery wall, every barrel, every concrete tank is a bustling colony of microscopic life. This, Matt Walls says,...

Scents of Place

Terroir isn’t just about the ground, the grape and the guy: every winery wall, every barrel, every concrete tank is a bustling colony of microscopic life. This, Matt Walls says,...

How to buck the Christmas cheap fizz buzz

How to buck the Christmas cheap fizz buzz

When you choose your sparkling wine for Christmas, don’t go for the best cheap bottle or the most familiar Champagne brand – look out for lesser-known names and you’ll find...

How to buck the Christmas cheap fizz buzz

When you choose your sparkling wine for Christmas, don’t go for the best cheap bottle or the most familiar Champagne brand – look out for lesser-known names and you’ll find...

A Meeting of Fine Wine Minds...

A Meeting of Fine Wine Minds...

Académie du Vin Library Ltd. today announced the acquisition of the Classic Wine Library publishing list from Infinite Ideas Ltd.

A Meeting of Fine Wine Minds...

Académie du Vin Library Ltd. today announced the acquisition of the Classic Wine Library publishing list from Infinite Ideas Ltd.

A Chance Encounter: The story behind the cover photo

A Chance Encounter: The story behind the cover ...

Over many years, photographer Jon Wyand has captured images of daily life in Côte Chalonnaise. From joyous celebrations to backbreaking harvests, each of Wyand's photos reveals a special moment and...

A Chance Encounter: The story behind the cover ...

Over many years, photographer Jon Wyand has captured images of daily life in Côte Chalonnaise. From joyous celebrations to backbreaking harvests, each of Wyand's photos reveals a special moment and...