Yulja Kryvoshei makes it sound as though Ukraine's capital has some seriously inventive ways of introducing the locals to wine. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. Ukraine is just taking baby steps towards regaining its place on Europe’s wine map, and I am completely aware that if
Alder Yarrow charts the new big thing in wine in the US. I distinctly remember the first time I saw wine in a can. I was visiting the Francis Ford Coppola winery, probably around 2004. At the time, the wine-loving film director had been producing his sweetish Sofia sparkling wine for a few years, and after searching for a way to sell single
Instead of going to a restaurant, Nick goes to market this week – as is his habit here in the Languedoc. I am still not sure what it was that induced me to stop for the very first time at the Chez Gaston stand in the Place Carnot in Carcassonne, south-west France, where the open food market takes place on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.
This section of my reports on a whirlwind tour of Champagne in June (see this guide to the resultant coverage) is perhaps the least edgy in this series, being an account of visits to two of LVMH’s well-known houses. The champagnes below are presented in the order tasted. Krug Krug may have traditionally been based around a rather cramped
Sami-Jo Adelman consoles herself in Amsterdam's best wine bars and restaurants. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. I’ve been in mourning this month. Since 5 July to be exact. Yes, mourning. The man with whom I should have been betrothed got married to another woman. Instagram told
Rachael Ryan guides us round one of the world’s great wine cities. See also this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. Many wine enthusiasts land at SFO with their sights set on Napa, Sonoma and other world-famous wine producing regions a short ride away. It would be foolish, however, to ignore
A superb rosé from Hungary's top red-wine region From €8.95, £9.50, 11.35 Swiss francs, $16 Find this wine Evelyne and Erhard Heumann are a Swiss-German couple who met 46 years ago on a Greyhound bus in Las Vegas and ended up making wine in Hungary just a stone’s throw from Croatia. When Evelyne’s father went to Villány to set up a chimney
Dr Daniel Deckers, political editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and assistant scientist at Geisenheim, unpicks the Nazi threads in the rich tapestry of the story of Austria’s most-planted vine variety. This photograph of Professor Zweigelt is provided courtesy of his grandson, Langenlois vintner Thomas Leithner, who holds the copyright.
Katia Iontcheva guides us to wine spots in Bulgaria’s capital. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. For the past 20 years I have been very much involved in the wine business in Bulgaria and for the last seven I kept a close eye on all existing Bulgarian wineries, being one of the
Geneviève Bussières is a sommelier in Victoria, British Columbia, but assures us she neither owns nor works at any of the many establishments she recommends below. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. Victoria is regarded as one of the top places to visit in Canada, with good reason.
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Henschke, Grosset and Mount Horrocks are some of the most famous names in South Australia, but it's as much what they're doing in the vineyards and community as their wines that makes them stand out from the crowd. There is, whether you like it or not, a kind of unofficial, unspoken aristocracy in the Australian wine world. As with all
Swedish Siena resident Tina Johannson shares her address book. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. As a wine lover, who hasn’t dreamt of living in the romantic Italian countryside with vines growing all around you and good wine wherever you go? As a sommelier from the colder part of
Allison Burton-Parker explains what to do in and around Auckland. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. So you’ve finally managed that bucket-list trip to New Zealand. And before you can embark on your meticulously planned wine adventures in Central Otago or Hawkes Bay… you find
Richard’s Spittoon column morphs into a new Asian incarnation, he hopes without getting lost in translation lah! My initiation into the wine world of my newly adopted country didn’t take long. The first thing you see after clearing immigration in Singapore’s Changi airport is a wine shop offering duty-free deals. Here was a welcome party of old
Three great growers – all very strong characters – who specialise in Chardonnay-based wines of real interest: Agrapart, Ulysse Collin and Suenen. See this guide to our Guide to champagne coverage, summer 2019. Agrapart et Fils, Côte des Blancs This was my second visit to the family grower Agrapart, but the first was so long ago that oak, then,
The fruits of a whizz round some of the most compelling cellars and tasting rooms in the Champagne region, most recent tasting article listed first. There are many more to come... My picture is of a particularly atmospheric door to a champagne cellar in a back street in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ with the characteristic brickwork of the Champagne region. Cha
Sarah May Grunwald, @tastegeorgia, describes herself as ‘official Georgian wine ambassador’ so she should know where to eat and drink in Georgia’s capital. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. Tbilisi’s history dates back to the fifth century when it was founded on the hot springs
Joe Scutella, co-founder of Bonus Bev in Nashville, songwriter and music publisher, argues that Nashville is more than Music City. Listen to his Wine Song here. See also this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. On a crisp, bright, early autumn North-Western Pennsylvania day in 1960, I stood
Find out more about Wine Drinkers UK, launched today. We wine lovers in the UK have had enough. Wine is the UK's favourite alcoholic drink, but is also the most unfairly taxed. A pressure group has been formed to press for a stop to making wine a fiscal scapegoat. We are fed up with being taxed so highly, and particularly so much more highly than