Imbibing on Brač

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Inside Istria

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Time and terroir: A study of South African Chardonnay

John Downes MW reflects on the changing face of South African Chardonnay and how winemakers are searching for cooling climates for this demanding variety. He reports on the Circle's special wine tasting presented by Bouchard Finlayson, Paul Cluver and De Morgenzon Estate at this year's London Wine Fair. There was a first day buzz as Lia Poveda, the global ambassador for Bouchard Finlayson; Andrie...
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Provence for Pinot

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Don’t forget the ‘Z’ – a look at Malvazija Istarska

Fresh from witnessing a remarkable performance by the Croatian white-wine grape Malvazija Istarska at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2019, Caroline Gilby MW stakes its claim as a great grape and is backed up by a bunch of Australian winemakers. The more I taste the grape known officially as Malvasia Istriana the more impressed I am, and it’s not just me – 27 gold or silver medals went to this gra...
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A continental Croatian contrast

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Exploring Dalmatia’s islands of delight

Dubrovnik
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Meet the Member: Caroline Gilby MW

Caroline Gilby MW
Caroline Gilby MW is one of the most respected writers and wine experts on Central and Eastern European wine and is author of The wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova. Robert Smyth interviews her on how she moved from studying botany to writing about Bulgarian wine; how she's seen the Central and Eastern European wine regions progress over the years; and how she combines her passion for running ...
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Uruguay and thinking beyond Tannat

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Meet the Member: Becky Sue Epstein

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