[Jane Anson] Today, Vernay is most likely to be found in the vines on the high granite slopes of Condrieu or among the baking soils of Cote Rotie or Saint Joseph.
[Jane Anson] Although the miraculous 2010 vintage at Duhart Milon shows clearly that this property is deservedly having its moment, it is L’Eglise Clinet that gets the kind of adulation that music lovers reserve for rare-edition vinyl...
[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.