Mount Etna: Italy’s most exciting new wine region

Sample bottles from this up-and-coming region before everyone else cottons on

13 Mar 2019

A triumph from the Dolomites

The best Super Tuscan that’s not from Tuscany

28 Nov 2018

How blind tastings led to wine’s identity crisis

Forty years after the infamous ‘Judgment of Paris’, it’s still easy to make mistakes

19 Sep 2018

A surprisingly magnificent Montrachet

A hint of asparagus, then a rush of marmalade. This was a truly wonderful bottle of wine

13 Jun 2018

With wines as good as this, George Clooney’s house didn’t get a look in

A heavenly daze at the Villa d’Este symposium on Lake Como

25 Apr 2018

The night I drank century-old champagne from a shipwreck

This sunken treasure had lost its bubbles — but the taste was sweetly intriguing

21 Feb 2018

20 courses with 20 wines? These are pairings from paradise

Mugaritz in Basque Country offers the most memorable foodie experience anywhere on the planet

29 Nov 2017

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

20 Sep 2017

A New World of wine to discover

The astonishing Aussie ‘Noirs’ that rival premier cru Burgundy

14 Jun 2017

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

23 Mar 2017

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

15 Nov 2016

What’s a travelling oenophile to do?

Nothing beats drinking Chateau d’Yquem in a tropical paradise

22 Sep 2016

You won’t make a profit buying Bordeaux en primeur

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

3 Jun 2016

A splash of Burgundy

A unique dinner with rare bottles from Domaine Leroy

23 Mar 2016

The best champagne is worth sitting down to

How to appreciate the true sparkle of a good vintage

5 Dec 2015

The wine world’s greatest battle: Burgundy vs Bordeaux

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

26 Sep 2015