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Another country

Tom Cannavan

I am typing this whilst nursing a cool Anchor Steam beer, sitting by the pool in our holiday villa on Florida's Space Coast. It has made me ponder how whole swathes of the world must see wine in such a different light to those of us living in more temperate climates.

The next big thing...

Joanna Simon

This is the sort of piece I normally write at the close of the year, but I have more than enough material and deserving wines to mention already. Who knows how many more I may have by the end of the year? 

Venue venting

Jane Parkinson

Jane weeps into her wine glass at the choice one particular tasting venue

Ageing gracefully

David Williams

A taste of some great Australian wines prompts some thoughts on old vines

I’m Dreaming of a Rhine Riesling

Anthony Rose

The 2015 vintage in Germany has produced some great wines, not least in dry Riesling. Here we profile a number of the best regions and producers for the VDP's Grosses Gewächs (Grand Cru) wines along with the most recent wine merchant offers.

Sensible underwear, sensible wine?

Tom Cannavan

I've recently been tasting a whole bunch of wines from a specialist online merchant called The Daily Drinker that was an exercise in the unexpected, with new varieties, new countries and new styles. Among the wines I tasted were Cypriot Xynisteri, Croatian Malvazia, Turkish Narince and Spanish Sousón.

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.

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