by Christy Canterbury MW

White wine rising

Though the “ABC”, or “Anything But Chardonnay” campaign continues to rail against it, Chardonnay remains the favourite white grape of USA wine drinkers. It is also the planet’s most planted,...

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by Tim Atkin

Beyond the Cellar Door

The pencil was a sharp as a tack. The tasting sheets were beautifully designed, with just the right amount of information: geeky, yet precise, containing useful details about vineyards and...

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by Celia Bryan-Brown

The Wedding Wine Tasting

Caroline’s laugh tinkled, hollow; like the second pint hitting the urinal. Harry squeezed her thigh under the table. Last night, they’d had a serious discussion about whether elopement was a...

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by Tim Atkin

Farewell to a great Burgundian

Some wine personalities take their final bow in front of cathedrals full of mourners; others disappear without fanfare or warm words. William Fèvre, one of the great figures of Burgundy,...

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by Peter Pharos

Why Do Brits Hate Wine?

My first wine piece was on Xinomavro, my second on Brexit, my third on why Brits hate wine. If I am writing about wine ten years from now, I think...

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by Chris Wilson

Misunderstood Wines

There are certain rights-of-passage conversations that take place as we make our journeys in life. Which football team do you support? Where did you grow up? What was your first...

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by Tim Atkin

Killing the canary

“Phew. What A Scorcher!” I’m old enough to remember June 1976, when we had 15 consecutive days above 32°C. The Sun’s headline captured some of the excitement I felt as...

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