weekly column

The classical essence of Napa Cab

By Harry Eyres

  While 2020 will undoubtedly go down in history as the year of Covid-19 (or, alas, the first year of Covid-19), it has left other tragic marks. In late September the Glass Fire tore through the northern

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 a question. Broadly speaking, my question was about wine and life, and as a professional wine writer, I had researched, traveled, and tasted widely in

Andrew Jefford

2019 Château L’Eglise-Clinet: Admirable testament to Pomerol’s mischievous, much-loved sage

Reflections on Denis Durantou and the wines from his final vintage Is it because of informality? (There are no classifications, no official hierarchies here.) Perhaps because the properties are small? Or maybe just luck? I’m not sure,

Tom Stevenson

Light Strike Awareness: Is sunshine ruining your wine?

What is the latest thinking on the potentially damaging effects of light on sparkling wine—and what can be done to avoid them? The famous Italian scientist Galileo Galilei is quoted as saying “Wine is sunlight, held together