The Lismore Sauvignon Blanc Tasting

by Tim Atkin
The fourth annual Lismore tasting, pitching South Africa against the rest of the world, focused on wooded Sauvignon Blanc and white Bordeaux blends. In previous editions we have looked at...

English wine and the Union Flag

by Tim Atkin
What does the Union Jack symbolise to you? Pride? Shame? Sovereignty? Populism? Peace? Colonialism? All are possible responses and have been almost since the flag was designed in 1800 to...

The A.I. of Wine Spectator

by Ron Washam
The two words that come to mind when one thinks of the “Wine Spectator’s” lineup of wine critics — James Laube, Matt Kramer, Tim Fish, James Molesworth, Harvey Steiman et...

South African wine’s Day Zero

by Tim Atkin
Day Zero sounds like the title of a dystopian disaster movie, starring Matt Damon or an ageing Bruce Willis perhaps. But what’s happening in South Africa right now has nothing...

So You Wanna Be a Wine Judge.Com

by Ron Washam
Hello! And welcome to So You Wanna Be a Wine Judge.Com!, your online wine judge certification program. Once you complete this simple online course, you’ll be completely qualified to judge...

The mindful glass?

by Sarah Abbott MW
27 Wine is as good as life to a man, if it be drunk moderately: what life is then to a man that is without wine? for it was made to...

Praising Chile’s diversity

by Tim Atkin
The samples didn’t look very special, to be honest. Bottled in the sort of thing they ask you to fill in doctor’s surgeries, they’d arrived by plane from the south...