An amphora is a pottery vessel used to transport liquids including wine. They were widely used in the Mediterranean thousands of years ago.
Bob Campbell MW encourages students at his Wine Certificate Courses to start their own wine club. They can make it as serious or as social as they like.
An increasing number of New Zealand vineyards are being planted on hillsides despite the extra cost of tending and harvesting hillside vines.
The late Professor Émile Peynaud was not a fan of aerating wine by decanting it, claiming that the action of oxygen dissolved in a sound wine when ready to serve is usually detrimental.
Frost has been much in the news lately, as early spring frosts have decimated vineyards throughout Europe, especially France and the northern half of Italy.
Art and wine have a lot in common. One place they diverge, though, is in exhibitions.
Whilst amber wines have been around since the dawn of wine, a recent renaissance has brought them back into the spotlight.
An increasing number of winemakers are employing ancient winemaking techniques to produce wines with gustatory as well as historic merit.
Blind-tasting guessing-games are a great leveller. Even the most expert tasters have suffered humiliation.
Andrew had been storing his cache of wines under the stairs in the basement of his house. He noticed that some of his treasured bottles were not ageing as well as they should. It was time to spend a bit of money on wine storage.