Tag: viticulture

Frost in Burgundy

As Burgundy’s winegrowers do their best to save their vines from spring frost, our Buyer Adam Bruntlett explains why frost is such a threat and what producers can do about it

The language of sustainability: the top 10 terms to know

It’s safe to say that natural wine is a hot topic. After our Down to Earth tasting – focusing on wines made in an environmentally friendly way, we explain 10 key terms that form the conversation around sustainable winemaking

How to make wine: sparkling

In the final part of our series exploring how wine is made, Barbara Drew explains the different methods that produce sparkling wine, including Prosecco, Cava or Champagne What makes a wine go fizz, or a cork go pop? Tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide dissolved in the liquid. The question of how the carbon dioxide gets […]

(Don’t) blame it on the weatherman

Wine in all its guises is much more than what happens in the cellar. As Bordeaux Petits Châteaux Buyer Oli Barton discusses here, the weather can have substantial impact on a year’s work for the whole region On my recent trip to Bordeaux I uncovered how much the region’s prosperity hangs on the elements and how […]