Germany: the home of Riesling

This month we’re talking about all things Riesling. Here we look at the grape’s native home, Germany, in an extract from our introductory book, Exploring & Tasting Wine. Riesling’s identity was forged in the steep valleys of western Germany. On the terraces above the rivers Rhein and Mosel (‘Rhine’ and ‘Moselle’, as they were anglicised) […]

From the inside: an uncertain future

Originally published in the spring of 1970, this month’s article from Number Three ponders the future of the independent merchant, considering both the impact of climate change and the rise of the supermarket. No doubt it is cowardly of us, but we sometimes feel we should have more heart to face the future if we were not […]

To vinous Samaritans

Twice in recent weeks we have been pleasantly surprised by the kindness of strangers. Here, we thank these anonymous do-gooders for their acts of generosity. In a city such as London, where commuters find themselves crammed together daily, our reluctance to acknowledge each other’s humanity is understandable. It is accepted that strangers are faceless, that […]

Popular in pink: how to make rosé

Interesting wines, still and sparkling, have led to a resurgence of rosé on wine lists. In an extract from our Wine School’s introductory book, Exploring & Tasting Wine, Anne McHale MW looks at how rosé is made. Pink wine has become much more popular in recent years. Gone are the days when the sole association […]