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The Golden Age of Champagne

Joanna Simon

With seven vintages of Cristal to drink over dinner, Jo finds it hard to believe that she's not enjoying a Golden Age of Champagne

Ultimate Krug

Tom Cannavan

Oh what a night. Thirty lucky Champagne lovers - 35 including the Gang - were joined by Director of the House of Krug, Olivier Krug, for what we billed as the 'Ultimate Krug Evening'. And boy did Krug (both the house and the man) deliver.

Sexy Soave (yes, really)

Jane Parkinson

Jane goes on the Soave journey of her life without leaving London.

Promotions and relegation

David Williams

Locked in a downward spiral, can mainstream supermarket wine avoid the drop?

Back to the Roots - The Virgo Project

Anthony Rose

German Riesling producer Gunderloch is 'pushing he envelope' by exploring the character of its Grand Cru site, Rothenberg, in an unusual experiment.

What's in a name?

Tom Cannavan

How to give a bottle of wine some sort of kerb-appeal amongst a sea of line drawings of Chateaux and Baronial coats of arms?

Go grow it up a mountain

Joanna Simon

Intrepid winemakers are still finding – or creating – new regions in the southern hemisphere. Jo gets a taste of one of Chile's

2004 Salon, and a tribute

Jane Parkinson

Jane attends the launch of Champagne Salon's latest release, which included an unexpected homage to two wine industry luminaries.

On learning to love Grenache

David Williams

Still underrated, Grenache – or Garnacha – is getting better all the time.

The Auld Alliance

Anthony Rose

Olivier Humrbrecht was in London recently with his wife Margaret to show off the Zind-Humbrecht estate's wines from the fine 2914 vintage.

Drinking windows and all that

Tom Cannavan

A loyal Wine Gang member wrote to us recently bemoaning the fact that we don't always give a prediction of cellaring potential, or 'drinking window' for the more expensive wines we review.

Is Champagne a wine for food?

Joanna Simon

Enjoying some serious Blanc de Blanc Champagne, top-notch Chardonnays and exquisite canapés, Jo has a lightbulb moment.

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