Tom Stevenson

Magnums, Jéroboams, and single bottles: The rhyme and reason of it all

An eminent wine writer emailed the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships... Read more

Andrew Jefford

One Bottle: 2018 La Madeleine de St Mont, Plaimont, St Mont

I have never walked the long roads to Santiago de Compostela, and... Read more

David Schildknecht

On typicity in wine: Bandwidth

When it comes to typicity in wine, it's increasingly hard to make... Read more

Tom Stevenson

Liqueur de tirage: Bottling it!

Tom Stevenson on the complex processes involved in the application of liqueur... Read more

Andrew Jefford

One Bottle: 2019 Domaine Pégaline Le Côté Obscur Pic St Loup

Le côté obscur means “the dark side.” Darkness, in these rancorous times,... Read more

Sarah Marsh MW

A letter from Burgundy: Auxey-Duresses

The World of Fine Wine's Burgundy critic sings the praises of Auxey-Duresses—an... Read more

Sarah Marsh MW

A Letter from Burgundy: The good friends of Burgundy’s 2017 vintage

Now is a good time for any wine-lover to be drinking Burgundy’s... Read more

Hugh Johnson

Chappellet: heavenly music on Pritchard Hill

  It was probably Jack Davies at Schramsberg who told me there... Read more

Tim James

What next will be new out of Africa

The Oxford Companion to Wine ventures a trenchant opinion  on the quality... Read more

Michel Bettane

A natural wine charter

For many years, I did not always make myself popular by repeating... Read more

David Schildknecht

Beginner’s palate

In a packed Carnegie Hall, just two days before New York City... Read more

Tom Stevenson

Fire and brimstone

This might surprise a few people, but the reductive style of sparkling... Read more

Andrea Frost

Sir Roger Scruton: For the love of wine and wisdom

My experience with Sir Roger Scruton started—as most philosophical journeys do— with... Read more

Tom Stevenson

Light Strike Awareness: Is sunshine ruining your wine?

What is the latest thinking on the potentially damaging effects of light... Read more

Harry Eyres

The classical essence of Napa Cab

  While 2020 will undoubtedly go down in history as the year... Read more

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Issue 71 – 2021 Q1

Katrina Alloway, Crowned with Vine Leaves: Wine in Decadent Art and Literature

Rod Phillips, By Decree: The Duke of Burgundy’s 14th-Century AOC

Raymond Blake, Côte Chalonnaise: A Satellite Soars

Margaret Rand, The Drouhins: Only Connect

Tom Stevenson, The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2020

Tim Hall, Champagne AR Lenoble: In a Class of its Own

Essi Avellan MW, Pommery Cuvée Louise (1979–2006)

Michael Edwards, Amour de Deutz Blanc de Blancs 2010

Elin McCoy, 20 Vintages of Château Haut-Bailly (1998–2017)

Simon Field MW, 2019 Rhône

Ken Gargett, Penfolds California Collection

Andrew Jefford, Frapin Vintage Cognac

Columnists: Michel Bettane, Ch’ng Poh Tiong, Harry Eyres, Andrew Jefford, Benjamin Lewin MW, David Schildknecht, Tom Stevenson

Tastings: 2019 Burgundy, 2016 Barolo, Coteaux Champenois

Cover image by Jon Wyand



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