Tag: Winemaking

Notes from the vineyard: riddle me this

As we continue to follow life at Nyetimber, we leave the vines behind for the winery this month, as Brad Greatrix examines two important stages in sparkling wine production – riddling and disgorgement – and their impact on the wine’s flavour Nyetimber, like all the best sparkling wine-producers in the world, uses the “traditional method” […]

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 […]

Popular in pink: how to make rosé

Interesting wines, still and sparkling, have led to a resurgence of rosé on wine lists. In an extract from our Wine School’s introductory book, Exploring & Tasting Wine, Anne McHale MW looks at how rosé is made. Pink wine has become much more popular in recent years. Gone are the days when the sole association […]

Sulphur: the enemy of terroir? Yea

Playing devil’s advocate, Chris Lamb responds to yesterday’s article, arguing that the use of sulphur is not only dangerous, but that it conceals a wine’s true identity. Sulphur dioxide: a toxic colourless gas, pungent, corrosive, allergen, irritating, suffocating, leads to acid rain, and was allegedly used by Napoleon’s forces for gas chambers in 19th century […]