Category: New World

Meeting the maker: Max Undurruga

Chile’s Viña Koyle is a producer passionate about the country’s potential. Here, Buyer Will Heslop talks to Max Undurruga about what makes his family’s estate so special The most obvious perk of my role at Berry Bros. & Rudd is the opportunity to taste countless wonderful wines, but meeting the people who make them is […]

The changing face of Chile

Following a recent trip to the country, Fergus Stewart – from our Fine Wine team – traces Chile’s path to fine wine fame, identifying the key producers that make it worth any oenophile’s attentions For a country with a proud and long history of winemaking, dating back to the Conquistadors’ arrival in the 16th century, […]

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 […]

Grape or place on the label?

Why does a typical French wine label not name the grape variety, like wines from Australia, the USA or Chile? Here – in an extract from our introductory book Exploring & Tasting Wine – we explain a little about French wine law The red wines from Chinon and Bourgueil are made from Cabernet Franc but […]