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...

2017 Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay, Nelson

Consistently among New Zealand’s best Chardonnays and a wine that ages extremely well under screwcap, this wild-yeast fermented white hails from the Home and Rosie’s Blocks at Neudorf’s vineyards in...

NV Cottonworth Rosé, Hampshire

I get a small glow of pride reviewing this wine as I tasted it at a Three Wine Men event and told the Rude Wines team how good it was....

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...