Tag: terroir

Chablis’s rock-star duo: Eleni and Edouard Vocoret

Burgundy may be home to some of the world’s most desirable wines, but its producers are – for the most part – humble farmers. Eleni and Edouard Vocoret, who craft thrilling wines in Chablis, don’t necessarily fit that description; Will Heslop introduces a duo that stand out from the crowd – for all the right […]

Between the lines: Peter Liem’s Champagne

The regional blend has long been king in Champagne – but today the rise of artisan Growers, a focus on vintage expression and site-specific cuvées is changing the region’s reputation. Here, Champagne Specialist Edwin Dublin reviews Peter Liem’s new book, painting a thoroughly modern portrait of the region The beautiful presentation (boxed with some reprints […]

Terroir and technique

Is wine made by Nature or by Man? Is terroir – the vineyard environment – the prime influence? Or is it technique, in vineyard and cellar? In an extract from our Wine School’s introductory book Exploring & Tasting Wine, Rebecca Lamont explores. Why are vineyards where they are? Are they the best spots – or […]

Down in the dirt

In light of a recent study, Barbara Drew – Wine School Tutor – inspects the importance of bugs and bacteria when it comes to the controversial topic of terroir. Terroir; an oft-discussed theme in the world of wine, encompassing everything from a vineyard’s microclimate, the way the hills and hollows of a slope collect air […]