[Jane Anson] Of all the big-name appellations, it has been Saint Emilion that has seen the biggest influx of new owners from Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Taiwan.
[Jane Anson] There aren’t many wines where even the official tasting note suggests they should be served with a chocolate and caramel slice...
[Jane Anson] It’s rare that a single tasting manages to inspire so many articles and blogs as one held recently in London showcasing a new style of Californian wines.
[Jane Anson] 'You can wave goodbye to higher yields, and have to accept higher costs in looking after the vines – but if you want your estate to be a living organism, not a place to be simply exploited, it seems only logical that you would want to make wi
[Jane Anson] It’s been a strange start to the en primeur campaign this year. Most tasters seemed to agree that the trip to Bordeaux for assessing the fledging 2013 wines was worthwhile, against many expectations.
[Jane Anson] Courselles chose to plant under the Vin de France label, and all of a sudden, they were no longer restricted by the appellation rules of Bordeaux. So out went Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, in came Chardonnay and Syrah.
[Jane Anson] To combat the cashflow crisis, more and more Sauternes producers are turning their grapes into dry whites. The choice sounds simple, but opinions are fiercely divide.
[Jane Anson] For me, the most interesting and shocking parts of the book lay far away from any infighting over Premier Cru Classés, and are to do with pesticides.
[Jane Anson] While the whites of Chateauneuf can be mysterious, unpredictable and hard to find, they have that heady, seductive quality of a southern Provence night.
[Jane Anson] Under the ownership of the Suntory Group since 1983, Chateau Lagrange has been stripped down, remade, and built back to glory piece by painstaking piece.