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What a difference a year makes – new wines from Luis Perez

3Nov Posted by Jo Lory

A big takeaway from a recent visit to Jerez was the existence of vintage variation in wines from the region. And nowhere was that more clearly illustrated than tasting La Barajuela 2017’s with Willy Perez, which have just arrived in the UK.

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Holass: Thoroughly Modern Winemakers

19Nov Posted by Maddy Horrigan

Meet Imre Halász and Ellie Bauwens, the dynamic couple behind Indigo’s newest addition: Holass. We recently caught up with them to learn about their project that aims to bring the great terroirs of Hungary and Austria to the attention of

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Priorat reclassified

20Oct Posted by Jo Lory

We caught up with Daphne Glorian to talk about the new vineyard classification system in Priorat, and the 2018 vintage arriving in late November. Daphne is a force of nature, she started Clos i Terrasses in 1989 when Alvaro Palacios

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Delinquente Wine Co: Reflections on the 2020 Vintage

2Oct Posted by Maddy Horrigan

The quirky characters of the Delinquente Wine Co. crew have returned! Betty, Roxanne, Bullet Dodger and Tuff Nutt are back and serving up the fresh, smashable Riverland wines we know and love. To celebrate their arrival, we checked in with

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Introducing Abel: A fresh face for New Zealand Chardonnay

21Sep Posted by Maddy Horrigan

We caught up with Sophie and Mark McGill, who after gathering extensive experience in the world of hospitality and wine, have returned to their native New Zealand to set up their own winemaking project. Meet Abel, the newest addition to

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4 Eléments: Change and Innovation in Champagne

24Apr Posted by Maddy Horrigan

In his influential book Champagne Peter Liem speaks of a transformation in the region: a new wave of family growers and young winemakers who are paying closer attention to the farming; vinifying their own grapes rather than selling to the

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The changing faces of Sangiovese

18Mar Posted by Jo Lory

Sangiovese is Italy’s most planted grape making up around 10% of vineyards. It’s thought to have originated in the south – a cross between the ancient ciliegiolo grape and Calabrese Montenuovo, an obscure variety found in Campania. Sangiovese was first

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Viñateros! The Spanish Wine Revolution is back

3Dec Posted by Jo Lory

  Three years after the ground-breaking and hugely successful trade tasting in London celebrating Spanish artisan growers, Vinateros! is back. REGISTER We’re teaming up with 12 other importers to bring an exceptional group of winemakers to London in February. Meet over 70

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‘Live Joy’ – Biodynamic lessons in life and winemaking from Birgit Braunstein

25Oct Posted by Maddy Horrigan

In recent years organic farming has become increasingly popular with both producers and consumers. Furthermore, a rising number of wineries, Romanée-Conti, Latour and Louis Roederer to name a few high-profile examples, are embracing organics more radical cousin biodynamics. Read our

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Biodynamics – just a load of bull?!

15Aug Posted by Jo Lory

Jancis Robinson presents an open-minded overview of biodynamics in an article for the FT last year, despite the title: “Biodynamic wine and the Hogwarts school of viticulture“. Discussions with people in the wine trade often include a certain amount of scepticism or just

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