Nouveau rich: why Beaujolais is back

On Beaujolais Nouveau Day, Sophie Thorpe traces the history of the Nouveau style and explains why Beaujolais – and even Beaujolais Nouveau – is back on trend

On the pour: Eva Fricke’s Rheingau Riesling

The Enomatic machines in our shop at 63 Pall Mall allow us to have a selection of interesting bottles open for you to taste. Each month, we highlight our favourite: this time it’s a zingy Riesling from a rising star in the Rheingau

Stepping out of the Swartland: Mullineux

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines is one of the stars of South Africa’s winemaking scene. As we launch our annual spotlight on the wines of the Cape, Sophie Thorpe catches up with Chris Mullineux about the couple’s decision to look beyond the Swartland’s borders

Pinotage: the Frankenstein grape?

Created in the 1920s, this distinctly South African varietal has been more reviled than revered. But, as we put the wines of the Cape in the spotlight, Sophie Thorpe argues it should be recognised for its role in the region’s dazzling new-wave wines