Franciacorta DOCG
I've just opened up Azienda Ferghettina's 'Miolo' 2010 vintage brut to see how it has developed since its release. Although seven years isn't exactly an eye opening period of time to leave a
Journal
There's a fantastic atmosphere in Bordeaux just before Vinexpo. Wine people from all over the world descend on the city to meet clients and do business. This year, I had the opportunity to
Journal
So after a decade in the trade, I'm heading out to Bordeaux to take my first serious look at the region. I concede, it's about time. Although I've been to Bordeaux many times
Romania
I'm just back from my first experience with the Bucharest International Wine Competition where I've spent five days in Bucharest judging wines and familiarising myself with the Romanian wine scene. Now six years
Bordeaux
I was recently fortunate enough to attend a small intimate tasting of 2013 Bordeaux hosted by Drummonds Bank and Vin-X. Five wines from various appellations were chosen, all small independently owned wineries that,
Portugal
Portuguese Grape Guide A Portuguese red grape variety grown throughout the country. It is predominantly used as a blending grape for its ability to impart interesting perfumes. Recommended Producers: Herdade Sao Miguel Photo
Sicily
The wines of Etna are of growing importance to Italian wine lover and are starting to take up more space in the cellar. It will be interesting to watch Nerello Mascalese mature over
Journal
Just back from a nice little trip to Lyon for the weekend. Alongside scouring the wine bars of France's second city, I took part in a spot of judging (Languedoc reds and Swiss
Georgian Grape Guides
Chinuri is a white variety found in eastern Georgia that is capable of producing complex wines with tangy flavours composed of citrus and spice. It is known for its high levels of acidity,
Portugal
Portugal | Alentejo | Alentejo Producers 1600 hectare estate that spans areas of the Mendro Mountain range and down onto the plains of the Alentejo and alongside the Guadiana River. It's a tranquil area of
Journal
Just back from a nice experience in Plovdiv, judging wines as part of the Vinaria 2017 competition. Organised in conjunction with the Union of Bulgarian Oenologists and the National Vine and Wine Chamber,
Interview
The first Chirat harvest was back in 1925 when Benoit Chirat, great grandfather of Aurelien, picked Syrah on the sun scorched slopes of the northern Rhone. It wasn't until 1980 that the Chirats
Macedonia
Macedonia Producer Guide Ever since my first visit to Popov back in 2014 I've been an admirer of what Popov Winery, nestled in the heart of the Tikves region, just north of Kavardarci,
Spain
Amongst the industrially produced volume of the large companies that bottle and ship Cava, there exists a plethora of small growers and producers making Cava with a real commitment to documenting and showcasing