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What conditions are necessary for a great wine? | Part 2

Getting all the right climatic conditions to make a great wine is quite a tall order! Part 2 of this guide looks at the importance of timing in the vineyard.

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The South West: the top 20 highest-priced bottles at auction (first semester of 2018)

The South West is an Aladdin’s cave of vinous treasures. A look at the 20 most-expensive bottles from this fascinating region.

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The wine enemies: foods that undermine your wine

Oenophiles be wary! Stay vigilant against the food “enemies” that could spoil your wine. A brief overview of what to avoid with your next bottle.

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François Mikulski, Meursault elegance and purity

This week we turn our attention to Meursault and, more specifically, one of our favourite domains of this appellation: François ...

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Sniffing out wine faults

With careful consideration you choose a beautiful bottle from your cellar and pour a glass only to be greeted by a horrible smell or strange taste! Why?

Languedoc-Roussillon: the top 20 highest-priced bottles at auction (first semester of 2018)

As the Tour de France ends, ours is just beginning. Our top 20 rankings reveal the top dogs in 2018 from the Languedoc-Roussillon.

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What conditions are necessary for producing a great wine? | Part 1

How does climate affect a vineyard exactly? Part 1 of our guide lays out the conditions needed to produce a great wine.

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Domaine de la Terrasse d’Elise, a leading light of the Languedoc

Our new Wine of the Week lets you discover one of the finest references of the Languedoc at honest prices. Learn more about this domain and its monovarietal masterpieces.

Champagne: the top 20 highest-priced bottles at auction (first semester of 2018)

It’s Champagne’s turn to show us which cuvées are seducing the fine wine auction market. A look at the top 20 most expensive bottles of bubbly so far in 2018.

Beaujolais: the top 20 highest-priced bottles at auction (first semester of 2018)

It’s Beaujolais’ turn to show us its 20 most expensive treasures. A look at the highest-priced bottles at auction so far from the land of Gamay.