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Spanish success

Christopher Fielden spent an hour or two looking into the background of the Rioja wine region

Decanter laureates

I AM often asked which is the best place on the high street to buy wines. This is an almost impossible question to answer, as it depends on not just the enquirer’s palate, but also his or her purse

Egri for dreamers

Christopher Fielden on Hungarian wine

A bit of sparkle

Christopher Fielden samples Prosecco

‘Light’ in the south

Christopher Fielden notes that 24 April was #SauvBlanc Day

Riesling revolution

The true Riesling is one of the great grape-varieties in the wine world, writes Christopher Fielden

Boxing clever

Wine: LAST month was the 50th birthday of wine packaged in a bag-in-box. First introduced by a South Australian winemaker, Tom Angove, it at first met with some scepticism, partly because, in the early models, the pack had a limited shelf-life

Economy style

Wine: I DON'T suppose that there are many people who choose the airline they fly with on the basis of the wines that they serve in economy class, but there is one that I am unlikely to select again

Accolade for Brazil

Wine: AT THE end of last year, I participated in a world record - although, sad to say, I don't think that it will ever feature in Guinness World Records. Eight hundred and fifty of us donned blindfolds to take part in the largest ever blind wine-tasting in the world

Drinking better

Wine: During the past 12 months, sales of wine have fallen by four per cent by volume, but have increased by one per cent in value. We are drinking less, but drinking better - or, at least, more expensively

’Tis the season for Champagne

’Tis the season for Champagne

Wine: For most of us Champagne is a luxury item to be saved for special occasions. Christmas can be one of those occasions

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It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

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John Polkinghorne, physicist, priest, and writer, will be 85 on 16 October. Patrick Miles talked to him  Subscribe to read more

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In forgetfulness of the Kingdom

The Church has cut Jesus’s teaching from the heart of its worship, says Hugh Rayment-Pickard  Subscribe to read more

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