SOME years ago, a book I had written received an award as “World Wine Book of the Year” at a ceremony in Beijing. This week, I received a list of winners in one of the main wine competitions. In the past, there have been gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded; this year, they also incl...
AS FAR as I am aware, the Church Times has never had a racing correspondent, and in no way am I qualified to take on such a position; but, at the end of this month, there is one occasion when wine and horse-racing come close together.
The place for this is the town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, in south...
I WAS fortunate recently to spend a week in Porto and the Douro Valley. For British drinkers, it is sometimes difficult to appreciate that, in port-wine production, there are almost parallel styles of wine made: those produced by the traditional British-owned companies, and those by their Portug...
Christopher Fielden on reliance on the moon
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?
"More than 90 per cent of wines that we see are ready for immediate drinking"
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
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