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Beyond the realm of mortal pockets

With top end Burgundy now well beyond the reach of most wine lovers, Gabriel Stone explores how producers and merchants are managing such unprecedented demand, and considers the best places to hunt for more affordable options.

In focus: the fresh face of Tuscany

While Super Tuscans take all the glory, there is a lot more to this corner of Italy than those expressions. Lauren Eads talks to producers who are changing the face of Tuscany, and who are pioneering whites and rosés.

In focus: Spain bounces back from meagre 2017 harvest

Having suffered from the poor 2017 harvest that blighted most of Europe, things are looking up for Spain’s wine industry this year, as the country seeks to highlight the quality and diversity of its offering.


The Global Sparkling Masters 2019

Deadline: 25th Mar 2019

The Global Beer Competition 2019

Deadline: 28th Mar 2019

The Global Cider Masters 2019

Deadline: 28th Mar 2019

The Global Grenache Masters 2019

Deadline: 1st Apr 2019

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Vinitaly 2019

7th Apr 2019

The Wine & Spirits Show

London,United Kingdom
12th Apr 2019

Vinexpo Bordeaux

13th May 2019

London Wine Fair 2019

London,United Kingdom
20th May 2019
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New Zealand in pictures: Marlborough

The third leg of our New Zealand tour took us to Marlborough, for a whirlwind three-day International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration that included speeches, sermons, picnics, parties and lashings of wine.

New Zealand in pictures: Central Otago

The second leg of our grand tour of New Zealand took us to stunning Central Otago on the South Island, and the icy blue waters of Lake Wakatipu, where we bumped into one of the region’s heroes – actor Sam Neill.

New Zealand in pictures: North Canterbury

db’s Lucy Shaw was lucky enough to go on a two-week exploration of some of New Zealand’s key wine regions. In the first of five picture galleries, she begins her journey in North Canterbury with visits to Pegasus Bay, Black Estate and Greystone Wines.