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
Christopher Fielden tips Prosecco, Malbec, and Viognier as his three grapes for 2016
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
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
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...
Christopher Fielden spent an hour or two looking into the background of the Rioja wine region
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
Christopher Fielden on Hungarian wine
Christopher Fielden samples Prosecco
Christopher Fielden notes that 24 April
was #SauvBlanc Day
The true Riesling is one of the great grape-varieties in the
wine world, writes Christopher Fielden