The northeastern Italian region of Friuli is making some of the world’s greatest Sauvignon Blancs according to leading Italian producer, Zonin.
The Loire is ripe for a major generational shift, as young winemakers begin to prove the quality potential of neglected parts of the region.
Winestar are releasing single-serve cans of premium wines from Corbières, with Bordeaux, Bourgogne and Languedoc to follow.
db’s Lucy Shaw dines on yuzu croquettes, lime ravioli and a white asparagus dessert at Claude Bosi’s adventurous Hibiscus in Mayfair.
Biodynamic wizard Nicolas Joly talks of his dislike of fiction, awaiting the next world, and drinking DRC with the Knights of the Round Table.
Two new Loire sub-regions of AOC Touraine are due to be released onto the market from 1 May 2012.
Kiwi wine consultant Sam Harrop MW has praised Loire Sauvignon Blanc as “more authentic” than many of the examples from his native New Zealand.
Jeneve Williams has been appointed winemaker at UK retailer Marks & Spencer.
Harvests in many of Europe’s main wine regions are set to start at one of the earliest times in nearly 200 years.
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