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.

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Gigondas Expressions: An Interview with Julien Bréchet

11 November, 2022

Behind the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains, nestled in woods that rise to 400 metres, lies the 26-hectare estate Domaine des Bosquets. The tasting room faces the cellar and the vineyard Le Lieu Dit.

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Barriers to Entry in Wine

10 November, 2022

Earlier last month some of the brightest talents in the wine industry were awarded Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships to kickstart their journeys on the Masters of Wine and Master Sommelier programmes. With the purpose of harnessing the potential of professionals …

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The Wine Bible 3rd edition

2 November, 2022

An interview with one of our favourite authors, Karen MacNeil on the occasion of the new edition of her bestselling book, The Wine Bible.

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Grave Matters

21 October, 2022

Burgundy’s Côte d’Or is rightly famed for its prestigious vineyards, the best of which are the most celebrated on the planet. Think Chambertin, think Musigny, think Montrachet and, right at the top of the pile, the king of the castle, …

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Golden Vines 2022 Diversity Scholarships awarded

16 October, 2022

The Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships, now in their second year and created by the Gerard Basset Foundation and Liquid Icons and judged by Jancis Robinson MW among others to promote great inclusivity in the world of wine and spirits, were …

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Any Port and Every Port

4 October, 2022

One of the highlights of my year as the port buyer at Berry Bros & Rudd in London was the twice-yearly Port Walk, a customer tasting held in Berry’s St James’s Cellars with the aim of providing an unabashed celebration …

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The Grandes Marques at War

30 September, 2022

Standing on the steps of a farmhouse north of Reims, it is easy to see why most Champenois stay here for generations. From the back door, the carefully tended fields of barley and Pinot Noir grapes are flanked by rows …

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10th International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS)

30 September, 2022

After a delay of two years, the 10th International Cool Climate Wine Symposium finally got under way. Held at Brock University’s ‘Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute’ in St Catharines on the Niagara Peninsula in eastern Canada, some 300 delegates and …

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Adoring Ischia – the Island of Magic

25 August, 2022

If you are a wine lover, you can’t fail to adore the island of Ischia. How could you not love this magical site, where the finest grapes come from a vineyard (‘Vigna del Lume’) lapped by the Tyrrhenian – on …

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Black Women Winemakers Breaking Barriers in South Africa

24 August, 2022

It is almost three decades since Carmen Stevens, the first black person and ipso facto, the first black woman, graduated as a winemaker in South Africa. Today, she owns her own successful brand and her own winery – the first 100% black-owned winery in the country.

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Andrew James’s Top Crozes-Hermitage Wines

17 August, 2022

As red wine remains the focus in Crozes-Hermitage, I looked for six characterful Syrahs that show what the winemakers of this appellation are capable of achieving. In comparison with Hermitage, you may find less subtlety, minerality and precision in the …

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Crozes-Hermitage: Out of the Shadows

17 August, 2022

On a hot, mid-May afternoon I entered Yann Chave’s cool cellar for a tasting. ‘There used to be a joke,’ he said, while uncorking a bottle, ‘that it’s easier to sell a two-person coffin than a white wine from Crozes-Hermitage.’