Category: Old World

Tim Atkin MW – a man on a (wine-based) mission…

A regular in your weekend newspapers, Tim Atkin MW is one of Britain’s leading wine writers. Here, he talks to us about up-and-coming wine regions, how to find your perfect bottle and why the future of wine might just be on Twitter (#noway!) How do you see your role as a wine critic? I would […]

Tasting Rhône 2012: the past, present and exceptional future of Château La Nerthe’s wines

Steeped in history, Château La Nerthe is not just a timeless reminder of Châteauneuf’s glorious, papal past but also a champion of the appellation’s best wines. Eva Polaki visited the Château with our Fine Wine team as part of their tasting of the 2012 vintage to find out more about its history, its people and […]

A potted history of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

As anticipation builds for the launch of Rhône 2012 ‘en primeur’ this Monday, we take a look at the history of the Southern Rhône’s most iconic appellation, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and how it helped shape the wine world. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the Rhône Valley’s largest appellation, 8.5 miles in length, and five miles wide, covering 8,100 acres of […]

Rave reviews for the latest Jolie-Pitt production

Celebrity winemakers are often met with a cynically cocked eyebrow in the wine world but, as their second vintage launches, there’s no shortage of critical acclaim for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s 2013′s Miraval rosé. Last February, Hollywood super-couple Brangelina launched their debut vintage of Miraval. It wasn’t just the A-listers’ fans who were queueing […]