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5th Aug 2013

The Pulitzer Prize for Wine Reviews

by Ron Washam

Though it has yet to gain the kind of attention its other prizes have achieved, the Pulitzer Prize for Wine Reviews was handed out for the first time in 2013. The Pulitzer Prize committee gave the coveted prize to James Molesworth of... Read more

 

19th Jul 2013

Wine: you don't have to be rich...

by Tim Atkin

Ever felt like making your own wine? If you work in the business, whether as a retailer, sommelier, importer or impoverished hack, the chances are that you’ve entertained just such a dream. With the sun on your face and a couple of glasses of... Read more

 

17th Jul 2013

Golden Burgundies and funny money

by Robert Joseph

Chapter One It all began so simply. In London, one day in January 2014, the wine writers Tom Nutkin, Albert Joshua and the superstar German winemaker Dr Titan were having lunch with Nicholas Interr of Interr Brush &  Rod,... Read more

 

5th Jul 2013

London’s wine scene: a tale of two cities

by Matt Walls

Considering its total lack of vineyards, London's long-established position in the wine world might seem surprising. But this has proved to be London’s strength; historically there has been no local pride, patriotism or short-sightedness to... Read more

 

1st Jul 2013

The World Cup of Wine

by Ron Washam

I don’t care about Canadian wine. I don’t know anybody who does. Canadians should be making wine like Jamaicans should be bobsledding. Oh, but they make great Ice Wines, eh! I hear this all the time and I think, “Yes, pour Canadian wine... Read more

 

28th Jun 2013

In search of wine expertise

by Tim Atkin

Last week I was an invigilator at the Master of Wine exam in London, supervising a tasting paper that I’d helped to set. Before the roomful of... Read more

 

17th Jun 2013

Fruits, newts and cutes

by Robert Joseph

In the Wine And Novelty Corp. boardroom, the atmosphere was tense. Behind Warner Biggereturne III, the company president, the chart on the electronic whiteboard said it all: wine division sales had dropped for the third consecutive quarter. Worse... Read more

 

14th Jun 2013

Wine's whistle blowers

by Tim Atkin

Traitor or patriot? Whistleblower or scoundrel? Depending on your point of view, Edward Snowden, the man behind the recent revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance techniques, is either a hero or a villain. Whatever you... Read more

 

7th Jun 2013

Canada: you can't build an industry on Icewine

by Matt Walls

Norman Hardie has been making impressive Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Ontario, in the east of Canada, since 2004. He admits that Icewine has been both a blessing and a curse: “it’s good and bad... it shows people we can make wine” he says,... Read more

 

3rd Jun 2013

How to Throw a Perfect Home Wine Tasting

by Ron Washam

More often than not, when I attend a wine tasting at a private home it’s disastrous. And not just because I was invited. A wine tasting seems like an easy affair, like oral sex with a Washington intern. Yet, without proper planning, your home... Read more