Let’s hear it for Sherry

by Tim Atkin
Cardiff is an unlikely place for an epiphany. The Welsh capital has its attractions, especially on rugby match days at the Millennium Stadium, but no one would mistake it for...

2018 Palataia Pinot Noir, Pfalz

Gerd Stepp used to be a buyer at Marks & Spencer, but has now gone back to his original career as a winemaker in the Pfalz. People are often surprised...

Ribera del Duero 2019 Top 100

£5.00

I’ve been visiting Ribera del Duero since the late 1980s, when I was fortunate enough to taste at Vega Sicilia, then as now one of Spain’s most celebrated wine estates....

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2017 Le Sabbie dell'Etna Rosso, Etna, Sicily

The wines of Etna are some of Sicily’s – and Italy’s – most distinctive reds. Produced from two grapes – Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio – that are almost Pinot...

Beyond the Cellar Door

by Tim Atkin
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...

Farewell to a great Burgundian

by Tim Atkin
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,...

2016 Tbilvino Qvevris, Kakheti

Marks & Spencer have culled a lot of the quirkier wines in their range of late, so I’m delighted that this left-field, skin-fermented white from Georgia, the so-called cradle of...

2019 South Africa Special Report

£20.00

This is my seventh annual report about the South African wine scene and I remain as enthusiastic and positive as ever. The sector has many problems (which I discuss in...

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2017 Atlantis, Santorini

Currently on a deal that has reduced its price by £4, this was worth buying at £12, but is especially so now. Made from Greece’s increasingly trendy Assyrtiko, with 5%...