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  • Bring on the bubbly

    The production method used in Champagne has been introduced around the world and you will find very good examples, some even at reasonable ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon: the go-to grape for much of the wine world

    The diversity of conditions under which it is grown can lead to some confusion about its “typical” flavours. The vine is a native of the Bordeaux ...

  • Seeing reds in Toro

    I shouldn’t have been surprised to visit what amounts to a cathedral to wine — the Portia winery in Ribera del Duero, designed by British ...

  • Time to battle ballooning wine markups

    It is challenging and rewarding to pick the right wine to go with a planned dish, or to reverse it, and come up with the right food for a wine I ...

  • Provence: beyond the rosé

    Perhaps you may remember “A Good Year,” starring Russell Crowe, which includes a wine theme in its plot. The film features the countryside of the ...

  • Raving about Rioja

    The region is not particularly different from its neighbours in the band stretching across north and central Spain from the Atlantic to the ...

  • In storied wine country

    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the village, is quite a tiny place with a population of a couple of thousand people. It is the sort of pristine French ...

  • Decoding sherry

    Lactones are a class of flavour compounds which are abundant in both dried figs and fino sherry. Foods flavoured with vanilla or cinnamon pair ...

  • More to Sherry than you think

    “Oh, sherry … that stuff,” you may well say. We don’t get many authentic sherry wines in these parts. We are mostly used to the sweeter ...

  • Taking the hot and the cold

    As nice as the weather is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, no one is going to mistake the place for Provence with its 200+ days of sun each year. In terms ...