Styles & Regions

Many great Bordeaux estates embrace biodynamics

News broke this week that Château Fonplegade had become certified biodynamic. It’s only the latest of many fine estates to have embraced the approach, as André Dominé explains.
 

The colour of money is pink

Robert Joseph looks at the unstoppable rise of the rosé category and its connection with a colour called Pale Dogwood.

Casablanca grows up

Eduardo Brethauer charts the rise of Casablanca in Chile, which is navigating a quality revolution alongside water and labour shortages.

A group of naturalistas embrace certification

It wasn’t so long ago that natural winemakers were the rebels of the wine world. Now, says Simon J. Woolf, a significant group is embracing the strictest of standards.

Argentine winemakers head to the coast

Producers in search of diverse terroirs have found them on Argentina’s Atlantic coast. Daniel López Roca reports.

Wines from Hungary’s inland sea

Europe’s largest lake, Lake Balaton, is home to some of Hungary’s most interesting wines and terroirs. Anton Moiseenko pays a visit.

The evolution of Maremma

Michèle Shah explores Maremma in Tuscany, one of Italy’s most promising wine regions.

The problem with orange wine

More than two decades after two Collio winemakers bottled a skin-fermented white wine, orange wine still polarises opinions, says Simon J. Woolf.

Can terroir turn Alsace's fortunes around?

Leading Alsatian producers have decided to promote their vineyards. This, says James Lawrence, could be a seismic shift.

The unstoppable red blend

Robert Joseph looks at a trend that pleases consumers and winery accountants alike.

A tale of two wine cocktails

The last recession drove the re-emergence of two wine cocktails. Vermouth and Prosecco have never looked back. Jason Sych reports.

How Alto Adige went high

How does an entire region shift its focus to quality? Jason Sych learns more about Cantina Tramin in Italy.

How to succeed in British Columbia

Michaela Morris says that British Columbia in Canada is a wine-drinking region open to imports. She explains the way it works.

French wine on demand: the rise of SVOD

The French may not be able to watch their own wine documentaries, says Sophie Kevany, but this hasn’t stopped them attracting the attention of Netflix and Amazon.

The future of Franschhoek

Terroir or winemaking? As Jamie Goode reports, the age-old question has divided Franschhoek.