What Just Happened with Champagne Yields?

What Just Happened with Champagne Yields?

Champagne has been in the news recently, with 2020 harvest limits reduced due to sales being hit hard by Covid-19. How exactly is Champagne's yield regulation supposed to work, and ...
What's In Store for English Sparkling Wine?

What’s In Store for English Sparkling Wine?

I've just come from watching Stephen Skelton MW chair an Institute of the Masters of Wine webinar entitled 'What's In Store For English Sparkling Wine' with Justin Howard-Sneyd MW (ex-head ...
Paying Attention to Tension

Paying Attention to Tension

"I was playing a gig and we got into this zone and I saw this space station and this spaceship docking into the space station‚ and these aliens talking in ...
Simpsons Wine Estate - Staying Nimble in East Kent

Simpsons Wine Estate – Staying Nimble in East Kent

There are a few ways to maintain a large wine estate in England. The most obvious is simply to accrue enough capital elsewhere to be able to bludgeon weather, yields, ...
Frühburgunder - Out of The Shadows?

Frühburgunder – Out of The Shadows?

We all have our dream pub quiz questions. Our fantasy tiebreakers. Here's mine: Q. Which grape variety is allowed in the English Quality Sparkling Wine PDO that is not allowed ...
Ca' Del Bosco Annamaria Clementi 2010 - A Lesson in Care

Ca’ Del Bosco Annamaria Clementi 2010 – A Lesson in Care

Ca' Del Bosco are one of the most important producers of sparkling wine outside Champagne. They are growers, holding 220 hectares of prime Franciacorta vineyard, farmed organically. In the winemaking ...