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A Six-Vintage Farewell to Anthony Barton

14 February, 2022

What to say of Anthony Barton, late patriarch of Châteaux Langoa Barton and Léoville Barton, that hasn’t already been said, especially since his death last month at the age of 91? Not much is the answer. However, being lost for …

Secrets of the Jura

20 January, 2022

Jura, a small wine producing area nestled between the French and Swiss borders, has for many years held a reputation solely for its signature ‘yellow’ wine, vin jaune. In recent years, however, the region has gained a cult following for …

White Cassis: a Riviera Rarity

19 January, 2022

The old fishing town of Cassis is a 20-minute drive from Marseilles. It is also a wine region, and the only one in France where the vineyards are contained within a national park. To get to Cassis, you exit the …

Exploring Okanagan Valley: Where Wine is Fun and Fascinating

19 January, 2022

Canada’s ‘Okanagan is indeed on the up’, concluded Steven Spurrier after presiding over a series of comparative tastings in 2019. As always, a measured and accurate observation. Despite the many recent challenges brought about by pandemics, wildfires and climate extremes, …

Wine Webinar Series: Bemused by Biodynamics No Longer!

17 January, 2022

In the good old days wine was either red or white, dry or sweet, still or fizzy. Then came the new vibes: New World versus Old World, and single varietal versus multi-grape blends. Today, our wine issues have changed again: …

Capon – The Prince of Fowl

11 January, 2022

I first cooked this neutered rooster – who grows plump and tasty thanks to the absence of male hormones – in Burgundy for Christmas 2013 and had to wait until New Year’s Day this year to repeat the operation.

A Champagne Christmas in Vertus

17 December, 2021

There is something about sipping really good champagne at Christmas. You can open the bottle with a bang and even let the cork carom off the ceiling, but once your fluted glass is full, make sure you take a good …

Christmas Drinks Recommendations by Sam Caporn MW

17 December, 2021

The festive season provides a perfect excuse to push the boat out a bit and treat treasured friends and family to some lovely bottles of wine! When it comes to bubbles I personally love those made in the traditional method …

Wine Touring in England

29 November, 2021

The pandemic was devasting for a number of reasons. As a seasoned and passionate explorer, being confined to the UK, to England, to London, and for some of the time to a limited radius of my home, was a challenge. …

Newcomers in Carema

29 November, 2021

If I were to paraphrase the famous David Bowie song ‘Life on Mars’ by asking ‘Is there life on Canavese?, I could now answer the question this way: ‘Of course there is! Definitely yes! There is plenty of new wine …

Whatever Happened to Gewurztraminer?

26 November, 2021

Ah, the complexities of Gewurztraminer! With the rise in popularity of light, dry, food-friendly wines, not many people seem to drink it these days. To find out more about this iconic grape and what we’ve all been missing out on, …

International Sherry Week 2021

10 November, 2021

Whoever would have thought that sherry’s change in fortune would come about due to the onset of a global pandemic? True, the lure of Andalucía has always been strong. True, the quality of sherry – especially the dry sherries – …