Continuum: How the Mondavis pressed on14-05-2018

One of the grandest of sagas that took place in Napa Valley during the 20th century was the split between the original Mondavi brothers of Robert and Peter. Many a wine drinker will know the... more>

Château Bourgneuf – Pomerol 201023-01-2017

As most of us are a bit light in the wallet to indulge in Château Pétrus regularly (yowza), we must search about for other bottles from AOC Pomerol in Bordeaux that attempt to reach for... more>

Tasting the tops of Torres24-05-2016

For the August issue of Decanter (which will be out at the beginning of July) I wrote up a profile about Miguel Torres Jr. who, since 2012 has been the General Director of the Torres... more>

Collemassari – Bolgheri Rosso 201020-12-2015

During a trip to Valpolicella a few months ago, on the last day, we found ourselves having lunch on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the village of Torri del Benaco. It’s a very... more>

An introduction to Empordà wines13-06-2015

Many who come to the region of Costa Brava for holidays aren’t aware that there is a thriving wine scene waiting to be discovered that offers up no end of reasons to not buy some... more>

Batič Angel Rosso Grand Cuvee 200726-05-2015

The name Batič comes up here and there on this website. There are many reasons behind this, but the main driving force is that wines of Miha and his family are quite simply, excellent. They’re... more>

Global Local: Jordi Viader i Soler17-09-2012

Favorite Wines: Cabernet Franc and Xarel·lo/White Grenache Jordi is one of those winemakers who has seen a lot in his years behind the barrels. Starting in 2004 he’s worked in multiple Catalan cellars, New Zealand,... more>

Growling around Knorhoek18-01-2012

In the 18th century, if you had a problem with large, possibly man-eating felines cruising around your farm, then a phrase like, “knorhoek” or “the place where lions growl” would seem quite fitting. And this... more>

Hitting a taste of Ernie Els’ wine15-12-2011

It’s not often that you see golf and wine mixed together, but outside Stellenbosch in the Greater Simonsberg region, Ernie Els has mixed the two with his Ernie Els Wines. Established in 1999 and completed... more>