In a parallel universe

by Robert Joseph
In a parallel universe 1  (in which there is an Empress of Wine.) The most influential voice in the parallel wine world is Roberta Parker who regularly appears on television...

Marlborough: The Fear of France?

by Matt Walls
...grapes retain their all-important natural acidity. The soils also play a part. Clive Jones, winemaker at Nautilus Estate, explains “Most of the plantings are on the stony-silt loams of the...

NV Paradiso Prosecco, Veneto

Not the cheapeast Prosecco on the market by soem distance, but this is worth the loot: light bodied, just off dry, wtih fine bubbles and flavours of boiled sweets, citrus...

A Hedonist’s Paradise

by Tim Atkin
...2001, New Zealand has emerged alongside Oregon, California and Australia as a source of some of the best alternatives to red Burgundy. Plantings have more than doubled to 4,824 hectares,...

The Climate Change Paradox

by Tim Atkin
...group of academics argued that “the impacts of climate change on viticultural suitability are substantial” and that “global changes…caused by climate change may result in substantial economic and conservation consequences”....

Music and wine: classically trained

by Tim Atkin
...classical music – harmonious Baroque and Early Classical. Play them a piece of rock, pop, rap, techno or jazz and it doesn’t work. The same goes for choral music. Words,...

Everything you need to know about Prosecco

by Tim Atkin
...more international Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco. There are several clones of Prosecco. Prosecco Balbi is the most planted (and arguably the best) but you can also find Prosecco Lungo, Prosecco...

2012 Mallolet, Roig Parals, Empordà, Empordà

There’s a touch of Muscat in the blend of Macabeu and Garnatxa Blanca here, adding a floral, grapey top note to the wine’s minerally, almost saline core. Fresh and floral...

2007 Roig Parals Camí de Cormes, Empordà

...freshness to balance the concentration and high alcohol. This comes from the plain, but tastes like a mountain wine, with sweet red fruits, a touch of volatility and appealing minerality. ...