Tag: red wine

How to make wine: red

Continuing our series looking at exactly how wine is made, Wine and Spirits Education Specialist Barbara Drew explains the process for red wine – with the added complexities of tannin and colour When was the last time you ate a red grape? Next time you do, bite into one, give it a squeeze and you’ll […]

Serralunga’s Vigna Rionda vineyard comes home to Ester Rosso

Forty years after having to sell the prized vineyard to her uncle, Ester Rosso (nato Canale) is now once again able to walk among and work the very Nebbiolo vines she played between as a child. On page 218 in Slow Food’s ‘A Wine Atlas of the Langhe’ (2008 edition) is written: ‘If you ask […]

Rhône 2009; Taste the Difference

Well, Bordeaux and Burgundy 2009 have both come and gone with appropriate fanfare, a flurry of superlatives and salesmen clamouring for more and more allocations, often unsuccessfully. And now, the third and final Primeur Offer, an increasingly significant part of the BBR calendar…… Rhône 2009. And the news on the vintage is every bit as […]

The Lafite phenomenon

The Wall Street Journal’s wine columnist, William Lyons, talks about the Lafite phenomenon and shares how you can drink like a King on the wage of a pauper. He is also joined by Director of Ch. Gruaud Larose, David Launay, to taste Ch. Gruaud Larose and Sarget de Gruaud Larose.