Master these four basic aromas – vanilla, coconuts, cloves and coffee – and you are halfway to understanding the difference between an oaked and an unoaked wine.
[Jane Anson] The number of senior black South African winemakers still barely climbs above 20. Black women winemakers still less.
[Jane Anson] It’s only when you step outside that it seems ludicrous that the country that produces the world’s most sought-after wines should be so determined to squash any talk of them at home.
[Jane Anson] Oak barrels are essential for the most prestigious chateaux, but they are expensive products. H&A Location is a company that try to answer this basic problem.
[Jane Anson] Bordeaux fine wine, as the moon cake, has on the watch list of the Chinese government’s anti-corruption clampdown, although the close links between Bordeaux and China is increasing.
[Jane Anson] Classified Bordeaux held events to celebrate the official opening of the harvest, or the Ban de Vendanges.
[Jane Anson] This year most vineyard workers are finding they are faced with a highly unusual early September.
[Jane Anson] Meet the Domaine Henri Bourgeois from the pretty village of Chavignol, Sancerre.
Built in the 19th century, Waddesdon still has its collection intact and is open to the public.
[Jane Anson] There can't be many people in the wine trade who haven't heard about Hedonism by now.