Bandol Rosé: A Wine of Many Pleasures

Bandol Rosé: A Wine of Many Pleasures

Bandol Rosé: A Wine of Many Pleasures In France, as we emerge from the shadow of a pandemic unsure of how to interact with others, an old friend on the sunbaked Mediterranean coast anticipates our return. Nestled among the garrigue and olive groves are the...
Still Wines from Champagne – Fizz’s Final Frontier

Still Wines from Champagne – Fizz’s Final Frontier

Still Wines from Champagne – Fizz’s Final Frontier A wave of new releases from some of Champagne’s most famous houses – and growers – is shifting attention away from the region’s fizz and on to its still wines. Essi Avellan MW explores the world of Coteaux Champenois...
Bordeaux 2020

Bordeaux 2020

Bordeaux 2020 Ten years on, will the 2020 vintage, alongside 2019 and 2018, make it another golden treble for Bordeaux, emulating 2010, 2009 and 2008? The buzz from Bordeaux is upbeat, bar the decline in volume, but with the wines, as yet, unsampled there are still...
Explaining the Wine Flavour Tree

Explaining the Wine Flavour Tree

Explaining the Wine Flavour Tree Among wine professionals it is now widely understood that you don’t actually taste wine, you smell it and as such, wine appreciation is very much a cross-modal experience. There are only five ‘tastes’ that can be detected on the tongue...