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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

Sex and La Cité

Anthony Rose

Bordeaux is in the news and at last for some of the right reasons.

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.

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