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What's in a name?

Tom Cannavan

In the space of a few days last week I tasted two truly excellent red wines. The first was a serious Monastrell, aged in high quality French oak and selling for £15 a bottle, the second a delightful French Chardonnay/Viognier blend, certified organic, a small proportion aged three months in barrel to round it out, and selling for £9 or so.

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.

Pinot Perfection

Jane Parkinson

Jane left her Pinot heart in California following a recent week out there... but who was responsible for it?

Rôck and Rôll

David Williams

Wine trade rock group Skin Côntact is back for another gig in aid of Wine Relief.

Lies, Damned Lies and Wine Statistics

Anthony Rose

The OIV’s 2015 statistical report on World Vitiviniculture tells you everything-you-always-wanted--to-know-but-were-afraid-to-ask about the world's wine consumption and production; well, almost everything.

To be absolutely Franc

Tom Cannavan

Cabernet Franc? The poor relation to Cabernet Sauvignon or a grape capable of greatness?

Blend it like Johnson

Joanna Simon

Leftover wine need not go to waste. Leftover wine? Whatever next? Read on.

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