Market Disruption in the Trade

How we buy wine is changing in ways both predictable and surprising. This month we take a look at what those changes are, what they mean for us, and how

Chinese Wine Anyone?

Chateauneuf du pape versus shanxi: the imminent dawn of world-class Chinese wine appears regularly in sponsored editorials and uncritical reviews. Are we ready to embrace local hongjiu? If not now,

How To Spot Fake Wine

A fascinating dark art, wine fraud has offered plenty of true-crime excitement & gotcha! Moments over the years. Meet the world’s greatest ever faker, some nasty chemicals and a few

Reading A Bottle: The Label

Knowing what to look for and where to find it on a wine label will increase the confidence and speed of your purchase. It will also enable you to buy

Wit and Wisdom for Wine Lovers

In our first column dedicated to de-mystifying wine, we’re taking a look at how the packaging offers tell-tale signs of the contents. This should help you to feel less overwhelmed