After recent criticism of the Bordeaux 2011 vintage, Andrew Jefford makes a case for reassessment of this ‘maligned’ year
The last three decades have been traumatic for Jerez. Times of commercial catastrophe, of course, are also times of opportunity.
On the opening day of the Vinisud Wine Fair, Andrew Jefford takes a look at the work of one of the Languedoc’s most influential wine consultants and tastes some of the wines he has helped create.
Andrew Jefford finds a new generation of German winemakers emerging from a country with a strong vineyard tradition but a corroded wine image towards the end of the last century.
Limestone 'is the best party in the wine world', says Chilean soil expert Pedro Parra, who joins Andrew Jefford and others on a road trip through southern France to Cahors. See also recommended wines to look out for ahead of release...
Now the compliment is being returned: Mendoza itself is playing a role in the renaissance of a great French vineyard zone.
Britain’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, fired a torpedo at the nation’s drinkers in the first week of 2016. Or did she? Let’s examine the facts.
The world’s largest organic wine fair gets underway in two weeks’ time, amid signs that the rapid growth in organic cultivation seen in the first decade of the century is slowing.
Newly planted wine regions are more like young children than film stars; the vintage is the school report they bring home at the end of each term. The Gimblett Gravels Association circulates its own school report.
In fact, that what matters most about most wine is its dream force.