Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson joins the white wine appreciation society

06 Oct 2014 | By Jason Wilson

It’s easy enough for wine geeks to roll their eyes or poke fun at the Summer of Riesling, the popular annual campaign/movement here in the US that’s just ended – and will finally be retired – after a seven-summer run.



Champagne Canard-Duchêne sees volumes grow 2.54%

13 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Champagne Canard-Duchêne has seen its sales volumes grow 2.54% for the six months to July 2014, shipping almost 1.7 million bottles in that time.


Manuel de Novaes Cabral, IVDP President

IVDP: the growing importance of Port in modern times Subscription

07 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

The Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto (IVDP) has been around since the 18th century and president Manuel de Novaes Cabral tells Erin Smith he still sees his mission intrinsically linked to helping protect Portuguese wine and particularly Port.

Lighter style

Keep light

Lower-alcohol wine: Time to look on the light side? Subscription

19 Apr 2013 | Updated: 31 May 2013

Whether consumers are buying low-alcohol wine to reduce their alcohol or calorie intake, or to cut down…



CWF boosts Prosecco range with Casa Gheller rose

14 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Yorkshire importer and manufacturer CWF has added a rosé Prosecco from Casa Gheller winery to its range, as the UK’s thirst for sparkling wine continues.

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Champagne & Sparkling wine

Circle 360 plans to expand its shopping centre Champagne bar concept to up to 20 UK sites

05 Aug 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Champagne and cocktail bar concept Circle 360 is planning to have 15 to 20 UK sites by the end of 2015, with its first international outlets also in the pipeline.


Sherry gains popularity in the US with younger drinkers

25 Jun 2014 | By Katherine Canfield

  Sherry consumption is on the rise among young people in the US and has potential for continued growth in the on-trade, according to industry professionals at the Sherryfest West event in San Francisco last week.

Franciacorta wines are looking to raise awareness of the region's wines as an alternative to Champagne in the UK

Franciacorta producers look to include old Italian indigenous variety to production process

16 Jun 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Producers of Franciacorta, the premium Italian sparkling wine, may soon have to make it with an old indigenous grape variety if changes to the production process are approved. 

Gewürztraminer pairs well with several different foods.

Jason Wilson on falling back in love with Gewürztraminer

30 May 2014 | By Jason Wilson

The Boozehound draws a parallel between a buddy from Jersey, a Diva and Gewürztraminer

My Sherry Amour

Why UK bars, restaurants and retailers are putting their faith in sherry in the UK Subscription

04 Apr 2014 | By Douglas Blyde

Value, quality, style: sherry has it all. But can it sustain its recent renaissance? Douglas Blyde asks ten of the UK’s leading sherry lovers what the future has in store

Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson on the Riesling syndrome: too sweet or too dry?

07 Feb 2014 | By Jason Wilson

”Sweet is politically incorrect now. We say ‘fruity’ rather than sweet.” That’s what Johannes Selbach, winemaker at Selbach-Oster, told me when I visited him last spring in the Mosel Valley.

Dom Perignon

Panos Kakaviatos explores the world of Dom Pérignon

07 Jan 2014 | By Panos Kakaviatos

Champagne may be great to drink anytime, but it is good to know that one need not spend too much on a fine bottle. During a Paris salon earlier this month, I tasted through some lovely bottles of moderately priced non-vintage Champagnes, including Drappier, Piper Heidsieck and Larmandier-Bernier. These and others provide well balanced aromas and flavours of citrus, brioche and a full bodied character, complemented with fine bubbles and freshness. ...

Taylor's Port 1964

Taylor's to release 50 year old Port

16 Dec 2013 | By Lucy Britner

The Fladgate Partnership is set to release a collection of 50 year old single harvest Ports under the Taylor’s brand

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