Utiel-Requena is the new kid on the block. It is a relative newcomer, both to wine lists and to wine shelves. Its wines, and especially its lively reds and bright rosés, have a refreshingly contemporary feel, making them a welcome entrant to the diversity of the new Spain. Yet winemaking in Utiel-Requena is not in the least new.
Spain’s Bobal grape is a distinctive native variety that finds its best expression in its heartland of Utiel-Requena. Simon Field MW offers a guide。
From Champagne Laurent-Perrier's Grand Siècle to the more recently launched Penfolds G3, how common are multi-vintage blends and what is the reason for them?
Syrah and Shiraz wines come from the same grape variety but the use of both names has its historical roots in two powerhouses of production - France’s Rhône Valley and Australia.
Does white wine benefit from being decanted? Decanter consultant editor Steven Spurrier gives his view.
Does your wine smell like wet dog? The signs of cork taint to look out for, and a brief guide to its origins.
Is it true that the rosé version came first?
Too much alcohol and chilli can set your palate on fire, but there are plenty of wines that match well with all sorts of spicy foods if you know where to look.
Portugal’s most prized red wine grape, Touriga Nacional, has enjoyed a recent publicity boost and has long been touted by those-in-the-know as a potential rockstar beyond Port.
What do winemakers mean when they use the term 'Bordeaux blend'? Here are some of the finest wines from around the world, made outside Bordeaux, that would be a fitting centrepiece to any dinner party.