Category: Long Read Wine Articles

Anything but oak: Is Italy’s love affair with ‘barriques’ turning sour?

Anything but oak: Is Italy’s love affair with ‘barriques’ turning sour?

Simon Woolf investigates reports of a counter-revolution in Italian wine cellars…

Amphorae
Spanish amphorae known as tinajas have taken over from barriques at Elisabetta Foradori’s winery in Trentino

In-depth report and wines to try…

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Anything but oak: Is Italy’s love affair with ‘barriques’ turning sour?

Anything but oak: Is Italy’s love affair with ‘barriques’ turning sour?

Simon Woolf investigates reports of a counter-revolution in Italian wine cellars…

Amphorae
Spanish amphorae known as tinajas have taken over from barriques at Elisabetta Foradori’s winery in Trentino

In-depth report and wines to try…

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Jefford on Monday: Delta wine

Jefford on Monday: Delta wine

Andrew Jefford discovers Costières de Nîmes…

Vines in the 'delta' of Costières de Nîmes.
Vines in the ‘delta’ of Costières de Nîmes.

Exploring the wines of Costières de Nîmes…

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Jefford on Monday: Delta wine

Jefford on Monday: Delta wine

Andrew Jefford discovers Costières de Nîmes…

Vines in the 'delta' of Costières de Nîmes.
Vines in the ‘delta’ of Costières de Nîmes.

Exploring the wines of Costières de Nîmes…

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Jefford On Monday: Georgia – the tasting challenge

Jefford On Monday: Georgia – the tasting challenge

Andrew Jefford tastes his way through the latest that Georgia has to offer.

Tasting georgian wine
The tradition of qvevri winemaking in Georgia has been recognised by UNESCO’s world heritage panel.

The latest Georgia has to offer…

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Anson: Inside Bordeaux’s craft whisky distillery

Anson: Inside Bordeaux’s craft whisky distillery

Bordeaux has joined the craft whisky trend, reports Jane Anson after meeting the founders of a new distillery and talking a tour of the premises.

bordeaux wine bar
Bordeaux has seen a revival for bars and restaurants in recent years.

Eighteen months. That’s how long it took to hew 20 six-tonne blocks of concrete out of the side of the …Continue reading »

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Jefford on Monday: Georgia – finding its path

Jefford on Monday: Georgia – finding its path

Andrew Jefford returns to Tbilisi and Khakheti.

georgian wine, kakheti
Vineyards in the Kakheti region.

It’s been an eventful five years.  My first visit to Georgia, in April 2013, came at a tense but exciting …Continue reading »

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Anson: Vincent Dupuch – Bordeaux Right Bank’s quiet magician

Anson: Vincent Dupuch – Bordeaux Right Bank’s quiet magician

Jane Anson meets the man with a claim to be Bordeaux’s best Right Bank consultant that most people will never have heard of, and leaves feeling optimistic about the fortunes of Fronsac.

fronsac, right bank bordeaux
Vineyards in Fronsac, which has been tipped for a revival in Bordeaux.

Meet the unassuming consultant based in Fronsac…

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Jefford on Monday: Schist versus Limestone

Jefford on Monday: Schist versus Limestone

Andrew Jefford attends a breakthrough terroir tasting…

limestone and clay soil, st-chinian
‘Argilo Calcaire’: Limestone and clay soil in St-Chinian.

Battle of the terroirs…

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The three Léovilles of Bordeaux: Full profiles and ratings

The three Léovilles of Bordeaux: Full profiles and ratings

They may have their own identities but this unique trio of châteaux that form the magical Léoville estate in Bordeaux also have much in common. Premium members can read Jane’s in-depth profile and tasting notes below.

The three Leovilles

Three legendary estates and their wines…

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