by Tim Atkin

The Meaning Of Resilience

It’s a decision most of us will never have to make, thank goodness. You have a few seconds to pack a single bag: what do you take? Throw in a...

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by Clare Tooley MW

Before, During, After

Is it the thought of a wine yet to be tasted that gets you going? A world of cellars exists in tribute to the unopened bottle’s allure. Billions of dollars...

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by Andy Neather

New Wine In Old Bottles

I should have expected it in a temple of Tuscan kitsch: Chianti in fiasco, the bulbous bottles wrapped in straw that were a symbol of Italian eateries in 1970s Britain....

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by Harry Eyres

Something Beyond Ourselves

As I write we’re experiencing again what the Belfast-born poet Louis MacNeice recorded in Autumn Journal, composed in 1938: “the heavy panic that cramps the lungs and presses/ The collar...

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by Peter Pharos

None More Black

People who talk about wine rarely mention their conflicts of interest, so let me put mine front and centre: my first dinner date with my now wife included a bottle...

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by Farrah Berrou

Until We Meet Again

When I was starting out in wine, I used to worry that I couldn’t point to a single transformative moment at the start of my career. You know, THE ONE...

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by Margaret Rand

Beautiful Things

When a wine costs north of £600 a bottle, what should you expect of it? What is it reasonable to expect of any wine? Is it reasonable to think of...

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by Tom Hewson

The Colours Of Infinity

“In everyday language, when we say that something seems complex what we typically mean is that we have not managed to find any simple description of it… what we are...

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by Tim Atkin

Wrestling With Wine

In the early days of What Wine? magazine, the editor considered it a novel idea to invite actual consumers along to our tastings. If they were celebrities, even Z list...

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