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Vineyards among the boulders on this windswept Cycladic island are starting to get into their stride and seem likely to encourage more new investment. See Tinos – the tasting notes for more on specific producers and their wines. What a contrast. Arriving by ferry from Santorini to Tinos, we left behind an island that was dramatically landscaped,
Tinians and incomers are putting their heart, soul and money into new projects on this beautiful Aegean island. See The Tinos renaissance for the background to their stories. The wineries are presented in the order I visited them during my short stay of little more than 24 hours on the island. Volacus Volacus is a relatively new project
Côte d’Or specialist photographer Jon Wyand is finally convinced it’s worth trekking south of Santenay by a book* commission. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. Thirty years of photographing vineyards and winemakers professionally might seem to make it hard to chose a single
Sarah Phillips, who used to work for Liv-ex in London, now lives in Miami and proves the ideal guide. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. Ocean Drive, Miami’s most iconic street, doesn’t exactly scream ‘wine paradise’. Art deco-style bars serve different variations of the same fried
Walter shares his holiday secrets. On holidays I ignore wine, if you discount packing a suitcase full of wine books to get through, at leisure of course, during the week or so that follows. As last year, I spent my holidays in Campania’s Cilento, a nature reserve about an hour south of Naples with beautiful, lush mountains and a spectacular,
Anna Harris-Noble, who worked on major wine accounts for Phipps PR in London before moving to Madrid, chooses her 10 favourite haunts for wine enthusiasts. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. I write this with a sense of nostalgia as I have just moved back to London after eight years
Edan Barulfan sings the praises of wine production that is supposedly located where David triumphed over Goliath. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. Early morning, late August; crouching between the vines of the Ella Valley, a small corner of the Israeli Judean Foothills wine region
A cornucopia of tasting notes and latest news from Billecart-Salmon, Bollinger, Louis Roederer and Taittinger. See this guide to our generous coverage of Champagne this summer 2019. These four estimable houses are presented below in alphabetical order, with the tasting notes provided in the order the wines were tasted. You can use the links to
Oliver Carr urges us to grab someone we love and bring them to post-natural Copenhagen. We're convinced. See below, plus this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. My partner doesn’t own air-conditioning. Neither do her parents. Coming from New Zealand I thought this was crazy – we sweated our
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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