How many earthworms does it take to make a fine wine? No, it's not a pre-emptive Christmas cracker joke. It's part of a massive issue facing the future of wine, according to influential soil consultants.
They may have their own identities but, as Jane Anson discovers, the unique trio of châteaux that form the magical Léoville estate in Bordeaux also have much in common...
Jane Anson discovered a different side of China's fledgling fine wine region during a visit this month.
The parent company of Château Lafite Rothschild opens up to Jane Anson about its 10-year vineyard project in China and reveals plans to release its first Chinese fine wine next year.
Chinese investment in Bordeaux vineyards has continued apace in 2017, yet there’s talk that some buyers are looking to leave. It hasn’t all been plain sailing, finds Jane Anson, but don’t believe the latest hype just yet.
It’s that time of year, when the French land agency SAFER releases its updated price guide for buying viticultural lands around France, and we can fantasize about buying something in Bordeaux and then over-charging for our own en primeur wines.
Jane Anson talks to Spain's Miguel Torres Snr about the influence of Gore on his own battle against climate change in wine.
Jane Anson writes about Thomas Jefferson's influence on Bordeaux during his brief time in the city and includes a cautionary tale from later in Jefferson's life when he pursued an America First-style policy as the third US president.
While en primeur week is coming to an end, Jane Anson talks through the growing season and looks at how the freshly picked Bordeaux 2016 vintage is shaping up.
Jane Anson talks to estate agents worldwide about the state of Chinese investment in vineyards - and how a new law in China could change things.