Rex Pickett, author of popular wine-themed novel Sideways, which inspired the Oscar winning movie of the same name, has released his first Pinot Noir onto the market.
Waiheke Island producer Cable Bay Vineyards is keen to highlight New Zealand’s strengths beyond Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir as it relaunches in the UK with a new distributor.
Eric Asimov recommends a Spanish white with “flavours that resounded long after the sip was gone”, while Jon Bonné picks out a wine that is “a reminder of Zin’s pure pleasures”.
Major League Baseball team the San Francisco Giants have launched a duo of sparkling wines in collaboration with California estate Mumm Napa.
Jane MacQuitty picks out a wine that is “what’s wanted with barbecue fare” and David Williams recommends a Californian wine “that confounds expectations.”
New research has suggested that three glasses of Champagne a week can help to improve your memory.
Burgundy’s improved vineyard practices have thrust the region into a new golden age, according to Jacques Devauges, technical director at Domaine de l’Arlot.
Jeannie Cho Lee MW has picked out two main shifts within Germany’s wine industry that she predicts could have an important positive effect on the country’s fortunes, especially in Asia.
Jane MacQuitty picks out a wine you can “jump into the warm weather with”, while Jancis Robinson MW recommends a “beautifully balanced red”.
Matthew Jukes picks out a wine that he says “will vie for white wine of the year come December” and David Williams makes recommendations for starting a wine cellar.
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