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Rotten Socks & Candied Apricots

“Red, white or rose” used to be enough to get us through the dilemma of wine color choices. Now…

English Fizz, Yes Please

It would have seemed laughable a decade ago, but England’s sparkling wines are now challenging champagne for quality, and…

The Fall and Rise of Rosé

A timely pink reinvention started quietly, a long time ago in a Gallic land far away. Fuelled by celebrities…

Market Disruption in the Trade

How we buy wine is changing in ways both predictable and surprising. This month we take a look at…

Açaí Bowl Appears In Dongguan

Delicious and light, the Açaí Bowl is a bowl of smoothie…

Chinese Wine Anyone?

Chateauneuf du pape versus Shanxi: the imminent dawn of world-class Chinese wine appears regularly in sponsored editorials and uncritical…

How To Spot Fake Wine

A fascinating dark art, wine fraud has offered plenty of true-crime excitement & gotcha! Moments over the years. Meet…

Reading A Bottle: The Label

Knowing what to look for and where to find it on a wine label will increase the confidence and…

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…

In Time You’ll Be Yogurt

Thanks to Forrest Gump, we’ve all heard that life can…