Category: New World

Beyond Bordeaux: yea

This month two members of our Fine Wine team battle it out over whether one should seek the comfort of classic regions, or – as Martyn Rolph argues here – constantly push ones vinous boundaries in search of something new. As Forrest Gump once said – or at least Tom Hanks in an amicable southern […]

Jamie Goode on the itinerant lifestyle of a wine writer

Midway through his first visit to Washington State, Jamie Goode takes a moment to reflect on the importance of visiting wine regions, meeting the winemakers and understanding the story behind each bottle. As I write, it’s just before 5am in the morning, and I’m jetlagged. I’m in Seattle, and the second day of a journalist […]

‘South Africa… A fresh start’: a reprise

Catriona Felstead MW – our South Africa Buyer – reflects on how the country’s remarkable wine scene has developed since the abolition of apartheid. I found it fascinating looking back through the window of time offered by ‘South Africa… A fresh start’. It cannot be denied that, following the end of apartheid in March 1992, […]

Explore South Africa: Live Q&A

Join our South Africa Buyer Catriona Felstead MW tomorrow, Tuesday 14th April, at 2pm when she takes to Twitter for a live question-and-answer session. She’ll be on hand to answer any wine-related queries, from the most common grape varieties grown in South Africa to the nature of vintages south of the equator. Read other posts about South […]