Category: New World

Notes from Down Under: 30 Years of Frankland Estate

Two of the Berry Bros. & Rudd team are currently under harvest-arrest in Western Australia. Here, Wine Buyer Will Heslop reports on his experience so far, and celebrates 30 years of Frankland Estate I write this from a veranda overlooking a mown wheat field and, beyond it, a forest of blue gums. The forest hides the rocky […]

Promontory – Napa’s natural technology

This coming Monday, the much anticipated Promontory 2012 will be released. We sent Sophie McLean to meet owner Will Harlan to gain further insight to this all new Napa “territory” wine “You have to drive up a single dirt track,” says Will Harlan as he describes where his vines are. “It’s the first natural break […]

The meaning of value

What is a good value wine? We ask Wine Director, Mark Pardoe MW, for his thoughts on what “value” really means Value, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. There cannot be a universal definition of value as the concept must always be a subjective one. A sense of value is arrived at […]

Forward drinking: Chinese wine?

With Chinese New Year fast approaching and celebrations for Year of the Dog imminent, we turn our heads to look at all things Chinese wine, and, as Britain’s oldest wine merchant, speak to Lenz Moser, winemaker at China’s oldest winery – someone who believes China will be the future main driver of global wine production. […]