DWWA 2023 Platinum: The 97 point wines to seek out now
‘Platinum is very hard-fought’ says co-chair Sarah Jane Evans MW. ‘It’s like something in the Premier League’, ..
Andrew Jefford: ‘Corsica is a new exploration of Mediterranean wine identity’
A little background first. The unstitching of France’s colonial empire in North Africa between 1956 and 1962 intensified political tensions ..
Andrew Jefford: ‘Wine’s gladiators are then thrown to wine’s lions…’
You’re miked up. The audience hears every short breath you take, every gulp, every stumble, every mispronunciation. You’ve been handed ..
Géorgie, Arménie, Chine, dans quel pays est véritablement né le premier vin ?
Où a-t-on fait du vin pour la première fois ? L’archéologie nous apporte des réponses, mais la recherche est toujours mouvante. Faisons ..
Andrew Jefford: ‘Yeast: it’s an upheaval, a revolution’
No yeast; no wine. Yeast is the only ‘wine maker’ in that sense. Imagine a world in which we had to content ourselves with tasting and drinking ..
Andrew Jefford: ‘The situation holds Georgian wine developments in check’
I’d visited Kakheti, Kartli and Imereti before – Georgia’s dominant central wine-producing zones; but never the wild exterior. From ..
Grapevines first domesticated 11,000 years ago, says study
In a large-scale genetic analysis of grapevine varieties, scientists across 16 countries identified two separate domestication events that ..