Tis the season for wine tastings. Our favourite wines this week.
A vast array of whisky and wine this week
For years Koshu was overlooked in Japan as a fruit worthy only of table grape status; finally it's being given the attention it deserves
New World winemakers love Syrah, so it was a surprise to find such scepticism among our sommelier tasters beforehand. But was there foundation for their fears? Clinton Cawood reports
From the East they came. Strange. Strong. Threatening. Made of Rice (and some other stuff). Yet were saké and shochu the monsters they first seemed? Clinton Cawood donned his cape and entered their underground lair