Few domains in Beaujolais are fortunate enough to own vineyards sites in more than a couple of villages. Henry Fessy however boasts an impressive 70 hectares spanning nine of the ten named crus
I've just had my first encounter with the wines of Michel Redde et Fils, one of the oldest wine growing families in the Loire Valley. Covering 42 hectares in the communes of Saint-Andelain,
Natural wines still divide opinion in the wine trade; many resent the implications that all other wines are unnatural, while others are left frustrated at the amount of faulty bottles that end up
So, Temjanika is one of the most exciting white grape varieties grown in Macedonia; its fragrant aromas of peach, melon and white blossom, combined with racy acidity make it impressively food friendly; add
I've just tasted my first glass of Tavkveri, the red skinned Georgian variety found predominantly in the centre of the country, particularly around the village of Kartli. With five years of age to
Sangiovese has as many critics as it does admirers. Chianti for example can be seen as quintessentially Tuscan, attractively rustic and brimming with vibrant cherry. The Bordeaux faithful however may dismiss it as
I was on the road in Macedonia in September 2014, travelling through regions such as Skopje, Veles, Tikves and Stip. At the time I noted the challenging vintage conditions facing producers. Heavy rains
A few notes on a very honest and hard to find authentic wine from South Africa's Stellenbosch region - This 2013 Syrah is produced at the acclaimed Longridge estate and produced under the
There are two schools of thought. Balkan wines should be made from Balkan grapes; what is the point of planting more Cabernet and Merlot when there are so many promising varieties indigenous to
I’m not bragging, but being in the wine trade for nearly 10 years gives you a fair opportunity to taste a wealth of different grape varieties. I am then, always excited when