Tag: New World

Eat, drink and sleep: Barossa

As England faces a cold snap, Olivia Bodle provides welcome escape, dreaming of warmer climes with her guide to Australia’s Barossa Valley The hour’s drive north east of Adelaide to Barossa is almost eerily quiet and calm, the empty roads head straight through the parched landscape; arid squares turning suddenly into vineyards just before you […]

Christmas with a New World slant

Selecting the perfect wine to drink alongside your Christmas feast can seem a daunting prospect. Here, Catriona Felstead MW advocates looking to the New World for effortless choices that will work well whatever’s on the menu. Christmas: if you are anything like me, you haven’t even thought about it yet. That enormous tick-list of presents […]

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 […]

Alcohol: on the ascent?

In response to queries regarding the rising alcohol levels in wine, Martin Hudson – Master of Wine and Wine Education Specialist – examines why ABVs (alcohol by volume) might be on the rise, and whether or not they actually are. Wine is more alcoholic than it used to be: probably true, but why? There are […]