Tag: wine

Roaming around the Rhône

As the region’s 2015 wines are released en primeur, Oliver Barton reports on a trip to the region – tasting the wines and talking to the people who made them A very good vintage in the Rhône valley is long overdue, as we have been waiting for one since the all-round winner of 2010. Well, […]

The biodynamic duo

Fifth-generation winemakers Christine and Eric Saurel are the proprietors of the feted Domaine Montirius in Vacqueyras, as well as tireless crusaders of the biodynamic cause. Here, as we launch our Rhône 2015 offer, they reflect on the benefits of a healthy vineyard We’ve been biodynamic on our family estate since 1996. We had already adopted […]

… Plus c’est la même chose

Responding to Will Lyons’s article, Chairman Simon Berry argues that to discover the future of wine, one need look only to its past When I took over the editorship of Number Three magazine from my father in the early 1980s, I persuaded him to write a regular column. Entitled, not very imaginatively, “Then & Now”, […]

Plus ça change

From new technology to the impact of climate change, author, journalist and fine wine specialist Will Lyons takes a view on what lies ahead in the wine world “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there,” reads the famous opening of LP Hartley’s evocative novel The Go-Between, in which the narrator, returning […]