If you’re celebrating St Patrick’s Day this year, we’d recommend having a glass of fine Irish whiskey in your hand. But whenever you crack open a bottle of Irish whiskey, it’s worth remembering that this category nearly died out altogether a few decades ago. The Irish were almost certainly the first distillers in the British […]
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A rare California bargain, with quite a back story. Above, the Lohr family and winemaking team. From $7.99, CA$19.99, 37.99 Barbadian dollars, £15.79 Find this wine The cultivar Valdiguie, Valdiguié in French, arrived in California by a quirky accident slightly obscured now by history. It originated from south-western France in the 1880s
Walter's final contribution about the latest releases of Brunello di Montalcino, the 2016 Riservas and late-release Riservas from earlier vintages. See also Brunello 2017 – a hot vintage that tastes cool and tasting notes in Brunello 2017 A–L and Brunello 2017 M–Z. Lionel Cousin and Ornella Tondini pictured above. Back in March 2021 when
Vince Cirillo and his son Marco pruning Grenache bushvines in their vineyard. Planted in 1848 by Vince's father, they are the world's oldest Grenache vines still in production.
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