Tag: Winemaking

The new Burgundy: coping with climate change

Burgundy winemakers today face a very different climate to their forebears: but while warmer summers might seem like a blessing, they bring their own challenges. Our Buyer Adam Bruntlett reports on how the region’s vignerons are adapting in the vineyard and winery Burgundy drinkers might be forgiven for thinking we are living in something of […]

What are amphorae?

Amphorae – clay jars used to ferment and/or age wine – are an emblem of the natural wine scene. While their renaissance might have been tied to a hands-off approach, these ancient vessels are being adopted by winemakers across the globe – but why?

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

Five wines to get you through “Veganuary”

With just a few short days of Veganuary left, Douglas Storer explains exactly what makes a wine vegan and suggests five bottles fit for a meat-free feast