Category: New World

The wildest winemaker in the West

Jim Clendenen, the shaggy-haired, famously renegade wine personality behind California’s Au Bon Climat, is still courting controversy three decades after founding his legendary winery. Here, Sophie Thorpe comes face to face with the Wildman of wine. “I don’t know how I went straight from Wild Boy to Wild Grandpa, I never got a wild middle […]

Five wine regions you haven’t tried (but really should)

While we love Burgundy and Bordeaux as much as the next wine-lover, today there is much more to discover and taste. Here Martin Hudson MW details five lesser-known wine regions that should be on your radar. The world of wine has arguably never been as diverse as it is currently. If asked “when was the […]

Virginia is for wine-lovers

Our buyers are constantly on the hunt for exciting additions to our range, whether they be Bulgarian, Burgundian or – in this case – Virginian. Fresh on our list this month is a selection of Virginia’s finest wines and to celebrate we’re offering you the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the state’s stunning […]

An enchanting tale

Sophie Thorpe’s South African adventure takes her to Fable Mountain Vineyards, and an encounter with the storybook charms – and serious wines – of Paul Nicholls and Rebecca Tanner. Fable Mountain Vineyards is uniquely beautiful. Don’t tell anyone, but it might just be paradise. I visited at the very end of October last year, after […]