Is the future of wine production open-source?

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MTM: Steven Spurrier

There are few people in the wine trade who have had such a pivotal role in changing the reputation of Californian wines as Steven Spurrier. Famed for organising the Judgement of Paris in 1976, Spurrier has been an opinion leader in the industry for over 50 years. Amanda Barnes interviews him at 67 Pall Mall in London to discuss the highlights of his career, and his wine cellar.   The titl...
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CWW tasting: Pushing the boundaries of South American wine

South America's wine frontiers are constantly changing. Regional specialist and CWW Editor Amanda Barnes presents a guided tasting of wines from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru and Uruguay which are changing the traditional parameters of viticulture and reflect the adventurous new generation of winemakers in South America today. Join us for this free masterclass and tasting at London Wine Fair o...
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Rosemary George MW releases Wines of the Languedoc

Rosemary George on her new tome, Wines of the Languedoc Why write about the Languedoc now? Quite simply, and without exaggeration, it is the most exciting wine region in the whole of France. The pace of change in the last few years has been breath-taking, and for that reason I wanted to concentrate on the Languedoc of the 21st century and describe the many changes in the region and the new wine g...
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Putting on a brave face? You are #NotAlone

Mike Turner explains why mental health is an issue closer to home than we know and what The Benevolent's #NotAlone campaign is about. I can be a proper bore when I get going about certain topics close to my heart. Vermouth, cricket, mental health, Liverpool FC, maths…wait, what?  Oh yeah, I said it, mental health.  Why not talk about it?  1 in 3 people in their lives will suffer from a mental h...
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Q&A with Jean-Charles ‘JCB’ Boisset

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Musings on Mallorca’s pure Mediterranean magic

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Caroline Gilby MW publishes guide to wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova

Eastern Europe is still largely undiscovered in western markets but is a source of fascinating, unique and authentic wine styles based on long-established history. Circle member Caroline Gilby MW has published one of the first in-depth books devoted to the region’s most important wine-producing countries. While there is considerable overlap between the countries in geology and climate, the thre...
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MTM: Cathrine Todd

Cathrine Todd, known as Dame Wine online,  didn't have a traditional route into the world of wine but she has certainly taken it by storm garnering critical praise and a strong social media following. Amanda Barnes interviews her and finds out why blogging offers certain freedoms compared to traditional press and how important community is online.   How did you get into wine? What are you...
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Bottling the Past in Port

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