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Drinking history

Joanna Simon

It's not everyday you get to taste a 45-year-old white wine from a non-classic region...

The wonders of cheese with Champagne

Jane Parkinson

Jane pursues her Champagne and cheese matching dreams, in Maida Vale

Making the best of a sad vintage

David Williams

The Grim Reaper has had a particularly bountiful harvest from the wine world this year. But the names of great winemakers live on in their wines.

Marimar Torres - Catalonia Dreaming

Anthony Rose

Turning up in London to show the latest release of her wines, Marimar Torres couldn’t have chosen a warmer, sunnier summer’s day to show, among others, the new 2014 Don Miguel Vineyard Albariño.

Red fruit or black fruit?

Tom Cannavan

It's a useful distinction when considering the style of a red wine, whether it majors on the ripe depths of black fruits, or the freshness and juiciness of red...

Stock up while there's still time

Joanna Simon

The Wine Society's French outpost in the lovely little town of Montreuil will close at the end of the year. Sad news for wine lovers and bargain hunters, but there's still time to stock up. Don't be surprised to meet Jo there.

Ao Yun: The best Chinese wine yet?

Jane Parkinson

Jane gets a sneak preview of Moët Hennessy’s eagerly-awaited release.

Head for the hills

David Williams

What wines work best in the wild on a no-frills camping trip?

Wine and Olive Oil from The Alentejo

Anthony Rose

Blessed by abundant sunshine, Portugal's Alentejo is a sprawling, undulating countryside of vines, olive and cork trees, but is all that sunshine just a bit too much for elegant, drinkable styles of wine, or have the Portuguese mastered the art of balance? Ant Rose finds out, with the added carrot of matching foods and an olive oil tasting.

Top Tuscans: on the Masseto Merlot trail

Joanna Simon

Keeping a new year's resolution, for once in her life, led Jo on a pilgrimage to Ornellaia and Masseto in Tuscany's coastal Bolgheri region

Going Haywire...

Jane Parkinson

Jane got a tip-off there was a good Canadian winery in town so she went to check them out.

Brexiting the wine world

David Williams

The wine trade is unanimously in favour of staying in the EU – and not just for business reasons