Port: 2016 vintage report

The 2016 vintage looks set to be universally declared for Port – but why? What is it about this vintage that makes it remarkable enough to make it one of the top three of the decade? Here, our Port Buyer, Catriona Felstead MW, explores the unique set of weather conditions that has culminated in such […]

Talking terroir

Our Spain Buyer, Catriona Felstead MW, caught up with Finca Allende’s Miguel Ángel de Gregorio to talk to him about his career and a seminal moment in his quest for terroir in Rioja The 2015 vintage sees the realisation of a project that has been in Miguel Ángel de Gregorio’s mind for 20 years, with […]

Let’s talk Tempranillo

Best known for producing the wines of Rioja, Tempranillo is a grape with many faces. Here Buyer Catriona Felstead MW talks through the varied styles it produces in Spain and further afield Glorious Tempranillo is Spain’s flagship grape variety. In its traditional heartland, it is revered for its contribution to rich, deep Riojas; structured and […]

The evolution of Australia

The land Down Under isn’t necessarily associated with dainty wines (or characters), but – as our Buyer Catriona Felstead MW explains – there is much more than oak-laden Chardonnay and Shiraz coming out of the country today, with a new generation of artisanal producers seeking to re-define Australian wine Australia Day (this year on Thursday […]