Finding faults: brettanomyces

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Brettanomyces can smell like horse. Illustration: Nicolas Boron
Illustration: Nicolas Boron
Have you ever had a wine that smells like barnyard, or horse? In the second instalment of our series investigating the world of wine faults, we reveal all about brettanomyces
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Category: Miscellaneous

Bordeaux 2016: elegant, ethereal and outstanding

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Cos d’Estournel, Bordeaux. Photograph: Jason Lowe
The 2016 vintage in Bordeaux is unique – offering wines that are both age-worthy and accessible. Peter Newton from our Fine Wine team looks at how the wines from this pivotal vintage are drinking now
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Category: Bordeaux Wine

Why Château d’Yquem still wears the crown

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As the latest vintage of the world’s most famous sweet wine is released, Jared Ehret from our Fine Wine team explains what makes the noble elixir made at Sauternes estate Château d’Yquem unique
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Category: Bordeaux Wine

Essential ingredients: grouse

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Photograph: Joe Woodhouse
We’re in the heart of game season. While the Glorious Twelfth might seem a distant memory, our Head Chef Stewart Turner explains why it’s worth waiting for your grouse and offers his recipe for a perfect roast bird
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Category: Food & Wine