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The best Rioja has lost the right to its name – thankfully

Like many other drink lovers, I haven’t really taken this Spanish wine seriously. Until now

A New World of wine to discover

The astonishing Aussie ‘Noirs’ that rival premier cru Burgundy

Beware the cult of ‘natural wine’

Many, if not most, of the reds taste like flawed cider or rotten sherry. Whites can be better but have no aftertaste

We name and shame the worst mark-ups in London restaurants

An average Sauternes from a below-average ­vintage costs £460 plus service when it retails for less than £50

What’s a travelling oenophile to do?

Nothing beats drinking Chateau d’Yquem in a tropical paradise

You won’t make a profit buying Bordeaux en primeur

Snce 2008 punters have lost money on every single vintage except 2012

A splash of Burgundy

A unique dinner with rare bottles from Domaine Leroy

The best champagne is worth sitting down to

How to appreciate the true sparkle of a good vintage

The wine world’s greatest battle: Burgundy vs Bordeaux

One subtly envelops your taste buds, while the other merely triggers them