From the ground up: why sustainable farming matters

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Work in the winery at Tablas Creek, Paso Robles, California. Photograph: Jason Lowe

Work in the winery at Tablas Creek, Paso Robles, California. Photograph: Jason Lowe

We casually throw around terms such as “organic”, “biodynamic” and “sustainable” when it comes to wine – but what do they actually mean, and do they make better wine?

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Category: New World

Barbecue blowout: Moroccan lamb

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As the heatwave continues, our Head Chef Stewart Turner offers a recipe to make the most of these blissful barbecue days, with a showstopping lamb dish

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Category: Food & Wine

On the pour: Grus

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Our fantastic Enomatic “wine tasting” machines at 63 Pall Mall keep open bottles in perfect condition, meaning we can open a number of interesting wines for you to taste at any one time. In this new monthly column, we’re highlighting our pick of the selection – first up, a Syrah-dominant blend from some of the highest vineyards in the world

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Category: Food & Wine,New World

Keep Carmes

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Ch. les Carmes Haut-Brion in its cityscape. Photograph: Philippe Labeguerie

Ch. les Carmes Haut-Brion in its cityscape. Photograph: Philippe Labeguerie

Ch. les Carmes Haut-Brion – a relatively petite property by Bordeaux standards – is nestled in amongst the city’s sprawl. Here, Alexis Self visits the château and its unusual, almost inner-city vineyards

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Category: Bordeaux Wine