Category: Rhône Wine

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 […]

A taste of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s feminine side

Isabel Ferrando – who exudes a potent combination of elegance, charm and authority – is the women behind the magnificent wines of Domaine St Préfert. At our recent Rhône tasting, Isabel revealed her highlights of 2012 (it’s not all about the top end) and how she’s making wines to suit the more modern lifestyle. This […]

Rhône’s north star

Hermitage may be the spiritual home of Syrah, but the appellation of St-Joseph is making its mark as a great ambassador for the grape – and is the place to go for both value and quality, says Eva Polaki. In the steep, winding valleys of the Ardèche region lies the appellation of St-Joseph. It stretches […]

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 […]