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Among the Ice Saints

Among the Ice Saints

Margaret Rand follows wine buyer Giles Burke-Gaffney of London’s Justerini & Brooks to Burgundy to catch up on the latest gossip with the region’s top...

  • The big boys are back in town

    Considered ostentatious during the economic downturn, are large-format wines making a comeback, asks Elin McCoy

  • On Wine and Walking

    Visiting vineyards only to gather information is like visiting rose gardens to learn only how to prune, says Andrea Frost, who prefers to combine the ...

  • Old stones, old wines, new theories

    The increasingly widespread use of “mineral” and “minerality” in tasting notes has come under fire for being vague and misleading, says Jamie Goode. B...

  • The Phantom of the Wine Collector

    The vinous dealings of the musical impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber inspire Ch’ng Poh Tiong to reflect on the subtle but important distinction between i...

  • A case of… Jason Cowley

    The Editor of New Statesman and author of The Last Game: Love, Death and Football (Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books), answers 12 questions on his wine li...

  • New connoisseurship

    It hasn’t happened to me, but I’m sure you could be in love with a whole corps de ballet. The same slim necks and tied-up hair; the same blacksheathed...

  • A case of … Gerard Basset OBE MS MW

    The former World’s Best Sommelier champion and owner of Hotel Terravina in the New Forest in Hampshire, UK, answers 12 questions on his wine life.

  • A case of … Vijay Amritraj

    The Indian former tennis professional and James Bond star, now producing his own range of wines at Grover Zampa Vineyards, answers The World of Fine W...

  • Royal Tokaji building on memory

    by Margaret Rand