High Hopes for Rhône 2015
Dec
5

High Hopes for Rhône 2015

The 2015 vintage in the Rhône region of France is said to be the best for several years. International wine writer Stephen Quinn takes a look at what could be an ...

Burgundy in South Africa
Nov
29

Burgundy in South Africa

A vertical tasting of Hamilton Russell Pinot has shown the majesty of one of the new world’s best reds. Stephen Quinn reports on a great Burgundy from South ...

Draught Wine Now in Hong Kong
Nov
28

Draught Wine Now in Hong Kong

Once upon a time the last thing you would probably order would be a glass of wine that was served on tap. Just the mention of draught wine conjures up images of nasty ...

Port as a Gift of Nature
Sep
22

Port as a Gift of Nature

Guest columnist Annabel Jackson attends a tasting of very old ports on the 260th anniversary of the founding of the Douro DOC.
Isabel Vieira was tidying the family ...

There is Great Sauvignon Blanc!
Sep
13

There is Great Sauvignon Blanc!

For many years I have moaned and moaned about Sauvignon Blanc as, to be perfectly honest, I find the nature of the way the wine is made so mundane and uninspiring that ...

Gavi; Italy’s Global White
Sep
5

Gavi; Italy’s Global White

The small medieval town of Gavi gives its name to what is probably Italy’s best-known quality white says Stephen Quinn

The Gavi region consists of about 1,500 ...