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Spanish gems

IN THEIR book Wine Grapes (Allen Lane, 2012), Jancis Robinson and her co-authors have identified 1368 different grape varieties used around the world for producing wine — and yet how many of these do we drink regularly?

Golden oldies

"More than 90 per cent of wines that we see are ready for immediate drinking"

From the hillside

WHAT is the French wine that appears most often on restaurant wine-lists? I admit to not knowing the answer, but I would put my money on Chablis

Nous and vinous

THE question that I am asked more frequently than any other is: “How can I learn more about wine?” The simple, flip answer is: “By drinking more of it.” One good way of doing this is by getting together regularly with a group of friends, each bringing a different bottle

Pick of the grapes

Christopher Fielden tips Prosecco, Malbec, and Viognier as his three grapes for 2016

An extravagance — at bargain prices

An extravagance — at bargain prices

I SUGGESTED in my last column that there was much to be said in favour of waiting until nearer Christmas before making your wine purchases, particularly with regard to Champagne, and I am pleased to say that this has proved to be true

From six to one

IT LOOKS as though buying wine for Christmas could have a different flavour this year, because, in the same week, Majestic announced that it would no longer have a six-bottle purchase rule, and Tesco has abandoned its 50-per-cent-off offers for lower overall pricing on its wines

Papal warmer

POPE JOHN XXII was the second of the popes to be established in exile in Avignon, at the start of the 14th century, and it was his conflict with the Franciscans which led to the election of an antipope in Rome. He is probably better remembered today, however, as the Pape in Châteauneuf...

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

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The great polar survival

The great polar survival

One hundred years ago today, Lionel Greenstreet, a member of Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, was stranded on an island in the Antarctic, unaware that a rescue mission had just begun. Jemima Thackray reports  Subscribe to read more

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A bold but difficult step closer to the Kirk

The Columba Declaration raises tough questions, but is more of a problem for Scottish Episcopalians, argues Andrew Hayes  Read More

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