Jamie Goode selects his ultimate Christmas mixed case.
The festive season is in full swing, and with it comes abundant opportunities to share a bottle (or two) with all our loved ones. We asked Jamie Goode to concoct his ultimate Christmas drinking selection; wines to suit all those special occasions between now and ringing in the New Year.
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.
The regeneration game: farming for a more sustainable future
Meet the Producer
5 reasons we’ve all been overlooking Alsace wines
Past historic: the new generation of winemakers opening up fine wine
From Assyrtiko to Xinomavro: discover the delicious new faces of Greek wine.
Greece might be on your radar as the birthplace of democracy and the Olympic games, or as a beautiful holiday destination, perhaps less so for wine. But that might be about to change, Jamie Goode sat down with Master Sommelier Isa Bal to road test a selection of wines from a new generation of homegrown winemaking talent.
The future's bright: Hannah Crosbie makes the case for orange wine
Viva la revolution! Five Spanish grapes that should be on your radar and in your glass
Spain has undergone a viticultural revolution in the last 30 years, a new generation of ambitious young winemakers have travelled widely, working harvests around the world. They've brought this knowledge home, and are busy exploring new regions, championing native grapes, and re-evaluating winemaking traditions to make deliciously distinctive wines.
Meet the Producer
Jamie Goode reports on Itata, Chile's old vine treasure trove.
The traditional estates of Chile’s Central Valley modelled themselves on Bordeaux, but a new generation of vignerons are capitalising on their old vine heritage to make fresher, more natural styles of wine. Jamie Goode spoke to Leo Erazo, one of the rising stars in the region, to hear his story, and find out why the region is getting so much attention right now.
The perfect match? Drinks writer Bert Blaize shares his top summer food and wine pairings
Advice on matching wine with food often falls into two camps: elaborate pairings chosen by pros with elite level wine knowledge; or don’t worry drink what you like! After many pleas for help from friends Bert Blaize and Claire Strickett have come to the rescue with their excellent pocket guide: Which Wine When. We asked Bert to pick some sure-fire winners from our shop for classic summer meals and snacks.
Chill out! Which red wines taste better chilled and why?
Jamie Goode on the hot trend for lighter, fresher reds, and why they often benefit from some fridge time before you drink them.