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Envinate: The Innovative
Winemaking Collective
Defining 'New Spain'

Tim Wildman: Why pét-nat?

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Tim Wildman: Why pét-nat?

Tim Wildman MW is a pét-nat obsessive, and has dedicated the last 10 years of his life to this sparkling wine style. He crafts the immensely popular Piggy Pop and Astro Bunny bottles, from Italian grapes in South Australia. But why pét-nat? It is, after all, not a wine style that sits in the realm of fine wine. What is it about pét-nat that's so utterly captivating? The man himself explains ...

A Sense of Place: The Remarkable Argentinian Malbec of Per Se

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A Sense of Place: The Remarkable Argentinian Malbec of Per Se

'Special places make special wines, and Per Se is a great example of this.' 

Mendoza is a remarkable place to make wine. Its patchwork of different terroirs create a broad variety of Malbec styles; each reflecting the singularity of their unique vines. None harness this as beautifully as Per Se. Jamie Goode breaks down the magic of this world-class Malbec producer, and explains why their vineyards epitomise a 'sense of place'.

Clemens Busch: Master of the Mosel

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Clemens Busch: Master of the Mosel

During a recent trip to London, Clemens Busch sat down with Jamie Goode to discuss his ever-evolving winery in the Mosel. From his unique pruning methods and biodynamic farming, to how old vines have adapted to Climate change, discover Clemens' winemaking journey and gain invaluable insights into the world of modern German wine.

Envínate: The Innovative Winemaking Collective Defining 'New Spain'

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Envínate: The Innovative Winemaking Collective Defining 'New Spain'

In his fantastic book 'The New Vignerons', acclaimed wine writer Luis Gutiérrez of robertparker.com suggests that the future of Spanish wine lies in its past. The producer who leads the charge with this in mind, is undoubtedly Envínate; a collective of four winemakers currently enjoying near-mythical levels of success. Jamie Goode met with one half of Envínate during their recent trip to London, and discovered the exceptional 2020 vintage.

Let's Chat Pét-Nat

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Let's Chat Pét-Nat

What on earth is a Pét-Nat when it's at home? And why is it different to other kinds of sparkling wine? We asked the wonderful Jo Lory, Master of Wine student and The Sourcing Table knowledge hub, to dig into this intriguing style of fizz. Let's Chat Pét-Nat!

The Making of ‘Sal da Terra’ Albariño

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The Making of ‘Sal da Terra’ Albariño

‘Sal da Terra’ Albariño was a runaway success from the very first vintage, released 4 years ago. A collaboration of three friends, and the legendary winemaker Eulogio Pomares, this is a wine that epitomises 'terroir' and salinity in a wine. This week, the long awaited 2020 vintage was released, and Jamie Goode talks us through the project, how this next blend came to be, plus the exciting new addition of ‘Salz der Erde' Riesling by Theresa Breuer.

L’Enclòs de Peralba: Redefining Penedès

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L’Enclòs de Peralba: Redefining Penedès

L’Enclòs de Peralba are redefining Penedès, a region historically known for Cava sparkling wines rather than high quality still wines. Jamie Goode spoke with Leo Gramona, who makes these exceptional wines with his cousin Roc, to discover what makes this exciting project tick.

"Our project is about trying to make wine the way it would have been before Cava."

What is 'Reduction' in Wine?

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What is 'Reduction' in Wine?

The word 'reduction' crops up a lot in wine tasting notes. 'Flinty' reduction, 'smoky' reduction, 'match stick' reduction; these are all desirable and delicious, but what causes these aromas in wine? We asked our resident wine chemistry whizz, Jamie Goode, to unpack this intriguing topic.

 

The Unique, Volcanic wines of The Canary Islands

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The Unique, Volcanic wines of The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are home to some of the world's most unique vineyards and grape growing conditions. With a long history stretching back several hundred years, winemaking here is a big part of the local culture. Jamie Goode dives into what makes these Volcanic islands tick, and shares some of the producers driving its dynamic, modern winemaking scene.
Bodegas Tamerán: A new Canary Island winery by David Silva & Jonatan Garcia

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Bodegas Tamerán: A new Canary Island winery by David Silva & Jonatan Garcia

Footballer, and Canary Island native, David Silva has joined forces with winemaker Jonatan Garcia to launch an exciting new winery in The Canary Islands. Jamie Goode interviews Jonatan about Bodegas Tamerán, and the exceptional single-variety wines from their first vintage.
The Remarkable Wines of Restless River

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The Remarkable Wines of Restless River

Jamie Goode delves into the wonderful world of Restless River, a South African winery that's steadily developed a stellar reputation amongst wine lovers and critics alike. "These new releases are exciting, and in particular the Ava Marie is a complete stunner. These won’t hang around long."

Learn more about Craig and Anne Wessels remarkable wines, and snap up their stunning Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay while stocks last.

2021 Christmas Guide to Choosing The Best Wine

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2021 Christmas Guide to Choosing The Best Wine

We’ve enjoyed wine from one millennium to another, perfecting its taste, production, and source as we branched out to perfect varying grape growing and harvesting techniques. Whether you yourself are on par with a fine sommelier or just enjoy that wine buzz on an evening out, we all know someone who loves a good bottle of red or white.