Month: October, 2017

South Africa: changing tides

The Cape’s “New Wave” movement has been gaining pace, attracting the praise of critics and consumers around the world. Sophie Thorpe traces the country’s evolution and talks to some of the producers at the forefront of South Africa’s wine scene “If a vineyard’s got a good view, it’s probably going to make good wine,” winemaker […]

Out of place: the new rules in Rioja

Following changes to the laws surrounding Rioja in recent months, Felipe Carvallo reports on the new rules, and what they mean for producers determined to focus on the region’s terroir This summer saw a landmark shift in Rioja’s labelling regulations, which are controlled by its regional body the Consejo Regulador. Until now, the system has […]

Between the lines: Peter Liem’s Champagne

The regional blend has long been king in Champagne – but today the rise of artisan Growers, a focus on vintage expression and site-specific cuvées is changing the region’s reputation. Here, Champagne Specialist Edwin Dublin reviews Peter Liem’s new book, painting a thoroughly modern portrait of the region The beautiful presentation (boxed with some reprints […]

Style in St James’s

With the arrival of the MR PORTER x Kingsman pop-up shop at No.4 St James’s Street, Alexis Self sat down with MR PORTER’s Managing Director Toby Bateman to talk cinema, style and the new era of product placement Westfield and St James’s Street represent a retail version of Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities – […]