Forget about France and that other sparkling wine beginning with C, and forget about that cheap fizz you had on your last Spanish holiday. This is fancy Cava, says Margaret Rand, after visiting three producers whose flagship wines live up to their surprisingly high price tags
Rising demand and the ravages of harsh weather in 2016 mean that admirers of one of the world’s most famous white wines may need to consider other options. Andy Howard MW recommends his top 30 palate-refreshing dry whites...
Tucked between Burgundy and the Swiss border, this small area in eastern France is a missing piece of the puzzle for many wine lovers. James Lawther MW explores Jura’s bucolic charms and its characterful wines...
It’s time for Piedmont’s ‘other’ great Nebbiolo wine to stop being seen as the perennial bridesmaid to Barolo, says Ian D’Agata. Barbaresco is just as good and (whisper it) in some cases better, especially when it comes to price
Burgundy’s hierarchy dates back as far as that of Bordeaux, but is based on appellation rather than producer. Benjamin Lewin MW investigates whether classification by terroir stands the test of time
An influx of French, Italian and Spanish winemakers and investors over the past 25 years has helped revive South America’s wine industry. Sarah Jane Evans MW meets the key players, and finds out the pros and cons of having a foothold in both the Old and New Worlds
Earning the title of Master Sommelier is no easy feat. The exam is notoriously difficult and only those who truly live and breathe in the world of wine have any chance of making it, as Matt Stamp MS explains...
Of all the mysteries of wine, bottle variation can be one of the most frustrating. Richard Hemming investigates the science behind the phenomenon, and explains why the old adage rings true that ‘there are no great wines, only great bottles’.
An increasing number of terroir-driven French estates are leaving the appellations body that is meant to protect their provenance and guarantee consumers a unique product. Isabelle Legeron MW believes the system is flawed and outdated, and no longer an indicator of wine quality
Its origins are based solely around the city of Montalcino, but there’s more than one style of Brunello. And there’s no better way to understand this intriguing wine than to seek out the single-vineyard expressions, says Monty Waldin.