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10 reasons to drink Champagne during the pandemic

Don’t have much to celebrate this year? That’s no reason to eschew Champagne, and we bring you 10 excuses to pop the cork in the middle of a pandemic.

Rhône fine wine: Slow and steady wins the race?

The Rhône Valley’s status as a producer of fine wines has never really been in doubt but for decades its performance relative to peer regions in France and beyond has been poor. With signs that it’s gaining traction in the secondary market, however, is the Rhône’s steady perseverance starting to pay off?

The Americans are coming: US fine wine trade booms

Amid the talk of Bordeaux’s shrinking trade share, Burgundy’s slower growth and the boom for Champagne and Italy, another set of wines have been making big strides this year – American ones.

TWE’s new chief executive struggles to win over investors

It’s tough for a new chief executive to announce improved performance but still see their company’s share price slump to a five-year low on the same day. That’s what happened to Tim Ford of Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates last week.

Second Coming: Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia

While second labels from acclaimed houses can, to connoisseurs, feel somewhat less than the main event, winemaker Axel Heinz is ensuring that Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia stands on its own reputation, writes Rupert Millar.

Here are eight of Chile’s best Carmenère wines

Following an extensive tasting of Chilean wines last month, we bring you eight brilliant reds based on the country’s emblematic grape: Carmenère.


Top November restaurant openings in London

Three of London’s top female chefs will be opening venues next month, from Asma Khan’s new look Darjeeling Express to Anna Tobias’ debut solo venture.

Top 10 animals used as vineyard helpers

From moth-eating bats to grass guzzling pigs, we’ve rounded up 10 of the animals most commonly used by wineries as trusty vineyard helpers.

New venue openings in London

Our latest round-up of new openings in the UK capital includes not one but two French cafés on Mount Street, including one serving hound-shaped hazelnut cakes.