Articles by Tomas Clancy
Sancerre is a wine on everyone’s lips. This sauvignon blanc has been the world’s most fashionable white wine for almost a decade, with the attendant strong sales and bandwagon-jumpers this title attracts.
January is a busy month in wine, with wine clubs and shops beginning their new-year courses and unveiling plans for wine travel in 2007.
Remember the panic and depression that the April budget used to cause?
We are regarded, and regard ourselves, as a nation with a historical and cultural affinity with beer.
The vineyard owner pulls back leaves and crouches down to harvest two more plump bunches of dark-skinned grapes.
Ribera del Duero winemakers love their lamb. Through their Lamb Roasters Guild, each winery competes to produce the best lamb, which in turn matches their best wine.
Someone far too wise to have accepted membership of a committee famously said that a camel was a horse designed by a committee.
A slender 27-year-old, Caroline Frey, daughter of Swiss billionaire financier Jean-Jacques Frey, is the new mistress of Chateau La Lagune.
Jack Daniel’s is an icon of Americana as surely as the classic Coke bottle or the station wagon.
Jean-Charles Boisset, head of dynamic wine company Les Domaines Boisset, is the poster boy for new France.
Once the top selling wine on the planet, Chardonnay has been shunned by wine drinkers in favour of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and viogneir.
Big, bold and ferocious, Shiraz is the grape that virtually invented the modern wine world.
The phrase ‘Rhone Rangers’ is hugely symbolic of the disaster that has affected so many sections of the European wine industry over the last decade.
As we all now sit in traffic for large periods of our lives, our cars have be come moveable temples.
In September 2000, a picket on oil refineries brought Europe to a standstill and stopped my tour of southern Burgundy’s vineyards in its tracks.