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Cabernet Sauvignon, an Ocean of Difference

Cabernet Sauvignon, an Ocean of Difference

I’ve just returned from a week in Bordeaux, tasting the 2015 en primeurs wines. Every time I taste Bordeaux reds – or Spain’s Mas La...

Christy Canterbury MW

Oregon’s Sleepy Wine Country is Waking Up

Oregon’s Sleepy Wine Country is Waking Up

Fifty years ago, Oregon’s modern wine industry began shaping up. Surprisingly, the first vines planted were not in the Willamette...

Christy Canterbury MW

Tempranillo, the next “International Variety”?

Tempranillo, the next “International Variety”?

To date, “international varieties” come exclusively from France. However, this troup of classics soon may be joined by an outsider from the...

Christy Canterbury MW

Wine News

Burgundy legend Louis Latour dies

Burgundy legend Louis Latour, who ran his family company, Maison Louis Latour, for 40 years from 1958 to 1998, died of heart failure...

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Château Margaux's Paul Pontallier dies

Château Margaux's Paul Pontallier dies

The long-standing face of Bordeaux first growth Château Margaux, Pontallier succumbed to cancer on Easter Monday aged just 59. An alumni...

The Champagne vineyards and cellars have been classified “World Heritage”

The Champagne vineyards and cellars have been classified “World Heritage”

Last July, the World Heritage Committee, meeting in Bonn and chaired by Maria Böhmer, German deputy foreign minister and member of the...

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Sotheby´s kicks off London Season

Sotheby´s kicks off London Season

Sotheby’s will begin its autumn season in London later this month with the sale of a “Great Bordeaux Cellar&rdquo

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Pavie 2010 a 'Perfect' 100

Pavie 2010 a 'Perfect' 100

Pavie’s 2010 has been up-graded to a “perfect” 100-points by Robert Parker in the latest issue of The Wine Advocate.

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Wine People

Ruth Sierra de la Gala: "It’s easy to make basic rosé, but much more difficult to make high quality rosé"

Ruth Sierra de la Gala: "It’s easy to make basic rosé, but much more difficult to make high quality rosé"

  Andrew Black: Your rosé, “Sinfo”, is served in virtually every bar in Valladolid. Have you always specialisedin rosé wines? RS: Yes, for generations. AB: How old are your vines? RS: Some are over 80 years. There are very old vines all over Cigales. In fact, it’s the...

Andrew Black

The Winery

The Amalfi Coast, the paradox of the terroir

The Amalfi Coast, the paradox of the terroir

The Amalfi Coast is a World Heritage Site.   It is an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, one of exceptional cultural and natural value and a rare example of a place where the human hand has embellished nature. The Amalfi Coast is also a landscape fit for great...

Pedro Ballesteros MW

Blind Tastings

Vertical tasting of Rioja Alta's Gran Reserva 904 (1982-2005)

Vertical tasting of Rioja Alta's Gran Reserva 904 (1982-2005)

Rioja living memory It is difficult not to think of “Rioja” when the words “wine” and “Spain” are mentioned together. This is because this wine region has long been the reference for quality winemaking in Spain.  Many consumers around the world have come to know Spanish wines...

Joan Arboix

Wine Features

Champagne Krug, bubbles from paradise

Champagne Krug, bubbles from paradise

Krug is more than just a luxury champagne, it is a religion.  The different cuvées from this hallowed champagne house are worshiped by discerning champagne drinkers and its finest treasures, Clos du Mesnil and Clos d'Ambonnay, are revered. This is the chronicle of a visit to...

Federico Oldenburg

Tempranillo, the next “International Variety”?

Tempranillo, the next “International Variety”?

To date, “international varieties” come exclusively from France. However, this troup of classics soon may be joined by an outsider from the Iberian Peninsula. Relatively unknown outside Spain until now, Tempranillo is gaining traction in vineyards around the globe.  So,...

Christy Canterbury MW