Lodi Rules?

As Blog Editor Sophie Thorpe travels to California to collect our “Best Wine Industry Blog” award, she reports back from wine country. I’ve spent the past few days loitering in Lodi, a little corner of the Central Valley that – until now – I knew very little about. Encounters with Californians that led me to […]

The modern apothecary

Sophie Thorpe talks to Ben Branson, the founder of Seedlip, the game-changing non-alcoholic distilled spirit that – at just nine months old – is revolutionising the drinks scene and providing a seriously tasty solution to the problem of what to drink when you’re not drinking. All hail the death of the Shirley Temple, hurrah for […]

In pursuit of purity

With a continuing eye on Riesling this month, we caught up with the doyen of Austrian wine, Willi Bründlmayer to talk favourite grapes and wine fads. Sophie Thorpe reports At the turn of the millennium, Decanter magazine named Willi Bründlmayer as one of the 50 people most likely to change the face of the world […]

Wine by numbers

May saw the launch of Wine Lister, a new wine rating system that looks to revolutionise the way we score wine. Sophie Thorpe caught up with co-founder and CEO, Ella Lister, to find out more. For fine wine, numbers matter. Since Parker’s rise to power in the ’80s, coinciding with the development of an increasingly […]