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Grape & Grain | With his two Bordeaux wine estates, oil baron Alejandro Bulgheroni is taking his time to get things just right

Argentina’s richest man and a serial vineyard buyer, Alejandro Bulgheroni is making sure his Chateau de Langalerie and Chateau Suau estates in Bordeaux produce the best quality wines while building a sustainable business

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Argentina’s richest man and a serial vineyard buyer, Alejandro Bulgheroni is making sure his Chateau de Langalerie and Chateau Suau estates in Bordeaux produce the best quality wines while building a sustainable business

With his two Bordeaux wine estates, oil baron Alejandro Bulgheroni is taking his time to get things just right
What’s holding Thailand’s wine back? Winemaker honoured in France talks Thai terroir and the pull of the Pyrenees

Currently plying her trade at Chateau de Cabidos in southwest France, Méo Sakorn-Sériés explains how Thailand offers her a greater opportunity to teach others about winemaking than to do it for herself

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Currently plying her trade at Chateau de Cabidos in southwest France, Méo Sakorn-Sériés explains how Thailand offers her a greater opportunity to teach others about winemaking than to do it for herself

What’s holding Thailand’s wine back? Winemaker honoured in France talks Thai terroir and the pull of the Pyrenees
Grape & Grain | The fruit of a Rioja rebellion, ‘singular vineyard’ designation now permitted on wine labels

Following calls from prominent winemakers such as Artadi’s Juan Carlos López de Lacalle for labels to focus on geography, the Spanish wine region has introduced an overhaul – but it doesn’t go far enough for some

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Following calls from prominent winemakers such as Artadi’s Juan Carlos López de Lacalle for labels to focus on geography, the Spanish wine region has introduced an overhaul – but it doesn’t go far enough for some

The fruit of a Rioja rebellion, ‘singular vineyard’ designation now permitted on wine labels
Grape & Grain | Two winemakers helping put France’s Jura region on the map, and doing amazing things with chardonnay

Stéphane Tissot and Jean-François Ganevat, leaders of the ‘Jura revolution’, are coming up with some stunning wines using one of the most ubiquitous grapes

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Stéphane Tissot and Jean-François Ganevat, leaders of the ‘Jura revolution’, are coming up with some stunning wines using one of the most ubiquitous grapes

Two winemakers helping put France’s Jura region on the map, and doing amazing things with chardonnay
Grape & Grain | Bordeaux’s 2016 vintages will delight lovers of great Burgundy

Consistency at every price point – the newly released vintages show excellent structure, high levels of juiciness and ripeness that isn’t overdone. Here are our picks to look out for

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Consistency at every price point – the newly released vintages show excellent structure, high levels of juiciness and ripeness that isn’t overdone. Here are our picks to look out for

Bordeaux’s 2016 vintages will delight lovers of great Burgundy
Tasting Bordeaux 2007: a mixed year, with some great early drinkers and complex flavours

The 2007 vintage showed marked differences between the Right and Left Banks, with some wines that are drinkable now, some that will need a few more years and others with underripe fruit or too much heavy oak

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The 2007 vintage showed marked differences between the Right and Left Banks, with some wines that are drinkable now, some that will need a few more years and others with underripe fruit or too much heavy oak

Tasting Bordeaux 2007: a mixed year, with some great early drinkers and complex flavours
Grape & Grain | A look at the pioneers of Languedoc’s first-growth wines

Aimé Guibert, the patriarch of Mas de Daumas Gassac estate, died last year, leaving behind a legacy of great winemaking at his family-run business

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

Aimé Guibert, the patriarch of Mas de Daumas Gassac estate, died last year, leaving behind a legacy of great winemaking at his family-run business

A look at the pioneers of Languedoc’s first-growth wines
Grape & Grain | Taste test of 1966 Bordeaux shows the risks and rewards of letting good wine age

Drinking old wine can be a gamble, but an evening spent sampling 10 contrasting 50-year-old Bordeaux brings home the idea that a bottle of wine is a slice of time and place

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

Drinking old wine can be a gamble, but an evening spent sampling 10 contrasting 50-year-old Bordeaux brings home the idea that a bottle of wine is a slice of time and place

Taste test of 1966 Bordeaux shows the risks and rewards of letting good wine age
Grape & Grain | Penfolds recorking clinic is date night for wine lovers, from New York to Asia

A stop on one of the wine world’s most unusual world tours gives collectors the opportunity to have their bottles assessed and, if needed, topped up and recorked

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

A stop on one of the wine world’s most unusual world tours gives collectors the opportunity to have their bottles assessed and, if needed, topped up and recorked

Penfolds recorking clinic is date night for wine lovers, from New York to Asia
Grape & Grain | Hong Kong wine entrepreneur Peter Kwok on his seven Bordeaux estates

Peter Kwok was the first Chinese investor in France’s premier winemaking region, and after 20 years, he is concentrating on the limestone terroir of his Right Bank vineyards

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Peter Kwok was the first Chinese investor in France’s premier winemaking region, and after 20 years, he is concentrating on the limestone terroir of his Right Bank vineyards

Hong Kong wine entrepreneur Peter Kwok on his seven Bordeaux estates
Grape & Grain | Why some winemakers drop organic label, but not Crozes-Hermitage pioneers

Some producers in France have given up their organic certification because of concerns over its rules, but a group of winemakers in the south of the country are fiercely proud of their natural methods

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Some producers in France have given up their organic certification because of concerns over its rules, but a group of winemakers in the south of the country are fiercely proud of their natural methods

Why some winemakers drop organic label, but not Crozes-Hermitage pioneers
Grape & Grain | First came Asti, then prosecco; now it’s time for metodo classico sparkling wine

Jane Anson is blown away by the quality of sparkling wines being produced in Italy’s Piedmont region, which are distinguished by their second fermentation in the bottle – and names 3 to look out for

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Jane Anson is blown away by the quality of sparkling wines being produced in Italy’s Piedmont region, which are distinguished by their second fermentation in the bottle – and names 3 to look out for

First came Asti, then prosecco; now it’s time for metodo classico sparkling wine
Grape & Grain | The British sparkling wine on Bordeaux menus, and how Brexit could boost sales

The pound’s fall as a result of Britain’s vote to leave the EU has pushed up costs for the country’s wine industry but made its exports more competitive, a leading producer says. We pick three English sparklers to try

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

The pound’s fall as a result of Britain’s vote to leave the EU has pushed up costs for the country’s wine industry but made its exports more competitive, a leading producer says. We pick three English sparklers to try

The British sparkling wine on Bordeaux menus, and how Brexit could boost sales
Boat rides, peep-shows and (literally) a world of wine at Bordeaux’s newly opened theme park
Grape & Grain | Rothschild takes Chilean wine to a new level as overseas sales grow

Chile’s exports to the US and China are increasing year on year and producers such as Rothschild and Concha Y Toro are expanding to meet the demand

9 May 2016 - 10:38AM

Chile’s exports to the US and China are increasing year on year and producers such as Rothschild and Concha Y Toro are expanding to meet the demand

Rothschild takes Chilean wine to a new level as overseas sales grow
Best of the best from the first tastings of 2015 Bordeaux wines in the barrel

Left bank/right bank split is so pronounced it’s almost as if there are two 2015 vintages, and with quality generally high there is value and ageing ability to be had without going to the top estates

13 Apr 2016 - 12:10PM

Left bank/right bank split is so pronounced it’s almost as if there are two 2015 vintages, and with quality generally high there is value and ageing ability to be had without going to the top estates

Best of the best from the first tastings of 2015 Bordeaux wines in the barrel
Grape & Grain | Why you really should try French red wines from Canada

More renowned for producing that wonderfully sour-sweet drop known as ice wine, the home of the maple leaf also turns out some very good French vintages

30 Mar 2016 - 5:00PM

More renowned for producing that wonderfully sour-sweet drop known as ice wine, the home of the maple leaf also turns out some very good French vintages

Why you really should try French  red wines from Canada
The futures of European and US wines for customers and buyers
Why it’s hard to know what you’re getting in a bottle of Saint-Émilion
Clos Vougeot: one of Burgundy’s  grands crus with 1,000 years of history
Beaujolais producers slowly waking up to the potential of their wines

Winemakers want to prove there's more to Beaujolais wines than people think

5 Nov 2015 - 9:01PM

Winemakers want to prove there's more to Beaujolais wines than people think

Beaujolais producers slowly waking up to the potential of their wines
Wine Opinion | Fickle nature robs winemakers of what looked a great 2015 harvest

Fire, floods and a tornado - in France - affected vineyards just before harvesting in what's predicted to be a vintage year. Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux escaped unscathed, though.

1 Oct 2015 - 8:59PM

Fire, floods and a tornado - in France - affected vineyards just before harvesting in what's predicted to be a vintage year. Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux escaped unscathed, though.

Fickle nature robs winemakers of what looked a great 2015 harvest
Wine Opinion | Untouched by science, Rioja winemaker sticks to her great-grandfather's ways

Maria José Lopez de Heredia, a fourth-generation winemaker in Haro, capital of Rioja Alta is committed to traditions that are untouched by modern science and yet produce bottles of enormous beauty.

4 Sep 2015 - 2:37PM

Maria José Lopez de Heredia, a fourth-generation winemaker in Haro, capital of Rioja Alta is committed to traditions that are untouched by modern science and yet produce bottles of enormous beauty.

Untouched by science, Rioja winemaker sticks to her great-grandfather's ways
Wine Opinion | Why France's Bandol wines need time to show their grace

These spicy, dark-fruited, Provencal reds, made using the mourvèdre grape, rank up there with the most venerable from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone.

6 Aug 2015 - 10:21PM

These spicy, dark-fruited, Provencal reds, made using the mourvèdre grape, rank up there with the most venerable from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone.

Why France's Bandol wines need time to show their grace
Wine Opinion | Why French wrong to think wine in screw-cap bottles won't age well

A Bordeaux winery has explained its decision to revert to corks by pointing to customers' view that screw caps are only fit for wine meant to be drunk young. Evidence suggests they are mistaken.

10 Jul 2015 - 9:52AM

A Bordeaux winery has explained its decision to revert to corks by pointing to customers' view that screw caps are only fit for wine meant to be drunk young. Evidence suggests they are mistaken.

Why French wrong to think wine in screw-cap bottles won't age well
Bordeaux winemakers investing in well-designed cellars for better sales

Students of architecture might traditionally consider a pilgrimage to Florence, Dubai, Miami or Tokyo to study the best examples of their craft. Very few would think about visiting a vineyard - but if they did, it would almost certainly be Rioja, the site of an architectural boom in the 1990s and into the 2000s with names such as Frank Gehry, Santiago Calatrava and Zaha Hadid adding modernist touches among the Spanish vines. The first stirrings that a similar revolution might be happening in Bordeaux began about 10 years ago, most obviously with the big-name, high-profile chateaux across the Médoc and Saint Emilion. If there's an owner of a 1855 classified estate that hasn't called in the architects over the past decade, I'd like to meet them.

26 Jun 2015 - 6:23AM

Students of architecture might traditionally consider a pilgrimage to Florence, Dubai, Miami or Tokyo to study the best examples of their craft. Very few would think about visiting a vineyard - but if they did, it would almost certainly be Rioja, the site of an architectural boom in the 1990s and into the 2000s with names such as Frank Gehry, Santiago Calatrava and Zaha Hadid adding modernist touches among the Spanish vines. The first stirrings that a similar revolution might be happening in Bordeaux began about 10 years ago, most obviously with the big-name, high-profile chateaux across the Médoc and Saint Emilion. If there's an owner of a 1855 classified estate that hasn't called in the architects over the past decade, I'd like to meet them.

Bordeaux winemakers investing in well-designed cellars for better sales
Rothschild one of two newcomers in the elite world of champagne
The best of Bordeaux
17 Apr 2015 - 6:06AM
The best of Bordeaux
Rhone Valley winemakers elevate syrah, or shiraz, to elegant heights

Syrah turns into something quite extraordinary in the northern Rhone Valley. The powerful black pepper spice of syrah (or shiraz, as it is more usually known in Australia or South Africa) in warmer regions mutates into a floral white pepper elegance wrapped up in silky tannins. It's the alchemy of soil, altitude and microclimate. Basically, the syrah doesn't get hot enough, or relaxed enough, to bring out its wild side, but there are a few places in the world that can manage this trick.

3 Apr 2015 - 6:08AM

Syrah turns into something quite extraordinary in the northern Rhone Valley. The powerful black pepper spice of syrah (or shiraz, as it is more usually known in Australia or South Africa) in warmer regions mutates into a floral white pepper elegance wrapped up in silky tannins. It's the alchemy of soil, altitude and microclimate. Basically, the syrah doesn't get hot enough, or relaxed enough, to bring out its wild side, but there are a few places in the world that can manage this trick.

Rhone Valley winemakers elevate syrah, or shiraz, to elegant heights
Why nebbiolo may be the world's greatest grape