Hotting up in Chile

Chile may be the slimmest of all wine countries, but it certainly isn’t thin on the ground when it comes to diversity, says Amanda Barnes It is telling that most Chileans take their title as a “good-value” wine producer to be a burdensome insinuation that their wines are pedestrian and dull. But that assumption couldn’t […]

2017 Bordeaux en primeur preview

This week we have two pieces looking at Bordeaux. In this one, Guest Blogger Ella Lister, founder of wine-lister.com gives us her overview on how the 2017 vintage is shaping up Bordeaux prices might not have been growing as quickly as those in Burgundy or Piedmont, but the region has finally overcome the spate of […]

Notes from the vineyard: on reflection

In our final post of the series, Brad Greatrix reflects on the year that has passed, and challenges new for all things happening at Nyetimber With this post, we’ve come full circle in the winemaking calendar at Nyetimber. My first entry, in April of last year, described the anticipation leading up to budburst for the […]

Postcards from the Rhône

After another en primeur tasting visit, we ask well-versed Rhône expert Matt Walls for his advice on where to eat, drink and sleep in this wide-ranging French appellation Every year I produce an in-depth report on the new Rhône vintage, so I spend two weeks tasting over a thousand wines and visiting dozens of estates. […]