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

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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%...

Killing the canary

by Tim Atkin
“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...