Styles & Regions

The backyard Côte d’Or

Silicon Valley’s technology barons are leading a winemaking renaissance in their backyard. Roger Morris reports

Regenerative agriculture in Bordeaux

Felicity Carter pays Domaine Émile Grelier a visit to see the future of viticulture.

Sicilia en primeur 2019

Felicity Carter visits Syracuse to hear about Sicilian wine and to taste the latest vintage. 

Wine with bats

Liliac in Romania is drawing on its Transylvanian heritage to help sell its wine. But Dracula is nowhere to be seen. Caroline Gilby MW reports.

Sauvignon Blanc raises Touraine

AOP Touraine is on the rise, thanks to ever-increasing demand for Sauvignon Blanc. Rebecca Gibb MW explores the region. 

New grapes in old French regions

The first steps are already being taken to introduce new, climate-appropriate grapes in French regions. Roger Morris reports.

Natural wine at home in Japan

Although Japan is one of the world’s most competitive markets, natural wine is finding open doors. Simon J. Woolf reports.

A treasure trove in central Europe

The Croatian wine industry gets its strength from an abundance of native grape varieties and the ambition and experimental fervour of its winemakers. Veronika Crecelius pays a visit.

Pressure on Ripasso

Ripasso is a major export earner for Valpolicella, says Elisabetta Tosi. Yet there are signs that it’s becoming a victim of its own success. 

Replacing bottle recyling with reuse

To tackle the problem of bottles ending in landfill, many European regions are turning to reuse. Barnaby Eales reports.

Bone deep wines

As orange wines emerge on wine lists and retail shelves alike, Simon Woolf argues that orange is no fad, but a way to make some grapes sing.

The red from the South

Sales of Pic Saint Loup, a red wine from Languedoc, have soared. Elizabeth Gabay MW explains its appeal.

Picpoul, white of Languedoc

Once an obscure wine, Picpoul de Pinet is rocketing up the charts. Elizabeth Gabay MW charts its rise.

Lambrusco stages a comeback

Once a sweet industrial wine, Lambrusco is returning to its heritage. Michèle Shah explains what’s going on.

In search of new grapes

Australia’s major scientific body has spent decades working on grape crosses, searching for a uniquely Australian taste. Jeni Port has the story.