White Wine

Wine of the Week: Les Jamelles Viognier 2013, France

Tom Cannavan | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

Twenty years ago, Viognier was almost unknown. Traditionally it was a minor blending grape of the Rhône Valley in France, more or less anonymous apart from two tiny and specialist appellations where it was celebrated, Condrieu and Château Grillet.

Wine of the Week: Royal Tokaji Dry Furmint, Hungary

Tom Cannavan | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

Furmint is the great grape of Tokaji in the northeast of Hungary. Normally picked late in the season when heavy with the Botrytis mould (the "Noble Rot" that makes so many of the world's greatest sweet wines), Tokaji is best known as a luscious and expensive dessert wine.

Wine of the Week: The Ned, Pinot Grigio 2012, New Zealand

Tom Cannavan | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

Pinot Grigio has become the de facto by-the-glass wine for many people, lapped up in bars, pubs and restaurants as almost anonymous, generic white wine. But Pinot Grigio (aka Pinot Gris) can take on a more substantial form, and some producers are making much more striking examples.

Summer Wine and Food Pairings

Colin Deane | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Deane

We change our food palates in the warmer months for lighter and healthier choices but it can be difficult for some of us when it comes to selecting the right lighter wines for our summer dining or drinking.

A Taste of Summer

Colin Deane | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Deane

My first visit to France was as a teenager, my first stop the Loire, launching a love-affair with this most understated part of the country with its opalescent light, its cuisine and its wine, and these three elements - the place, the food and the wine - are a part of me, which is why I relish any chance to talk about them and spread the word.

Tour De France - A Wine Lover's Guide

Gerard Basset | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gerard Basset

Everyone's talking about the Tour de France this year, particularly as it is the 100th anniversary of this iconic race. But cycling is not the only thing with which France is associated - this is also the land of great wines.

Guinness Wine Record Smashed

PA | Rob Smith | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK

A new Guinness World Record was set today, for the most expensive bottle of white wine ever sold. The bottle of 1811 Château d'Yquem was sold by Lond...