Category: New World

Eat, drink and sleep: Mendoza

Continuing our series of mini vinous travel guides, itinerant drinks writer Amanda Barnes takes you through the perfect trip to Mendoza, Argentina – with tips on where to stay, what to eat and which wineries to visit “Mendoza: the land of sun and wine” reads the welcome sign in the airport. And the catchphrase isn’t […]

Christmas with a New World slant

Selecting the perfect wine to drink alongside your Christmas feast can seem a daunting prospect. Here, Catriona Felstead MW advocates looking to the New World for effortless choices that will work well whatever’s on the menu. Christmas: if you are anything like me, you haven’t even thought about it yet. That enormous tick-list of presents […]

The fuddled identity of Carménère

As we approach World Carménère Day, wine writer Amanda Barnes regales the grape’s remarkable history, detailing its path from near extinction to rapidly becoming Chile’s signature grape There’s more than one grape variety that has played hide and seek under the folds of time, but perhaps none has done it quite as spectacularly as Carménère. Although […]

The great and the Guild

Ahead of tomorrow’s Cape Winemakers Guild auction, Chris Pollington shares a little of the CWG’s history, purpose and power – responsible as it is for and nurturing new talent and putting South Africa’s producers in the limelight. The Cape Winemakers Guild was set up in 1982 to improve the quality and standards of South African […]