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.

The regeneration game: farming for a more sustainable future

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The regeneration game: farming for a more sustainable future

Climate change is dominating the headlines, as world leaders, campaigners, celebrities, and policymakers converge on Glasgow for COP26. Jamie Goode delves into what sustainability means in the context of wine.
Domaine Mann: A New Icon of Alsace

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Domaine Mann: A New Icon of Alsace

Jamie Goode interviews Alsace rising star Sébastien Mann, and makes the case for an undervalued region.
Past historic: the new generation of winemakers opening up fine wine

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Past historic: the new generation of winemakers opening up fine wine

Until recently the term 'fine wine' meant Bordeaux, Burgundy, the classic regions and labels, that have existed for centuries. Now a new generation are commanding high prices, achieving high scores, requiring allocations and selling fast. Master of Wine student Sarah Phillips investigates the evolving definition of 'fine wine'.
From Assyrtiko to Xinomavro: discover the delicious new faces of Greek wine.

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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

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The future's bright: Hannah Crosbie makes the case for orange wine

Just like red, white and rosé, orange wine can be made in a range of styles, Hannah Crosbie explores the ancient roots of orange wine, and why it’s more than a passing trend.
Viva la revolution! Five Spanish grapes that should be on your radar and in your glass

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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.

Jamie Goode reports on Itata, Chile's old vine treasure trove.

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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.