Wine: Ten classic wine regions for your next comfort sip

For those moments when you just want something tried and tested, this is a guide to the world‘s top ten wine regions

Harvest time in the Rioja region of Spain which has held onto a place in wine lovers‘ hearts

When my children were born, one phrase gave incredible comfort to me: “mewling and puking like an infant in his nurse’s arms”. Found in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, it called out across the centuries to me, a reminder that all the new activity was in fact normal, settled and ancient. And that gave incredible comfort.

What the last few months have shown us is that the familiar, the time-worn and the reliable truths are worth relying ...