2017 Brisa de Verano Garnatxa Blanca, Cataluña

White Grenache might not be everyone’s idea of a summer white wine, but this Catalan example is remarkably refreshing, demonstrating the variety’s ability to maintain acidity in a hot Mediterranean...

Island of discoveries

by Tim Atkin
“You’re joking,” said María Hontoria, the oenologist from the governing Cabildo de Tenerife. “I thought everyone from the UK had been here.” Her surprise was justified. Nearly six million tourists...

2018 Tapada de Vilar, Vinho Verde

One of a number of wines at Marks & Spencer to have benefited from a new lower price, this is just the thing for the warmer weather: a light, tangy,...

2019 Argentina Special Report

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This is my eighth in-depth look at the Argentinean wine scene, and the largest yet.  My annual report is based on three weeks spent visiting vineyards and wineries in February...

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The dangers of karaoke journalism

by Tim Atkin
The two emails arrived on the same morning. The first was from Mark A, offering me an “exclusive invite” to join BIGinfluencers.com and “connect with some of the biggest brands”;...

When Tony met Rowan

by Tim Atkin
Autobiographies, according to George Orwell, are only to be trusted when they reveal something disgraceful about the subject. If you discount the revelation that he got a third class degree...