Justin Keay

Justin Keay


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In search for a central-European wine identity

The collapse of communism in 1989 revived the idea of Mittel-Europa. But is there such thing as a central European wine identity, too? Justin Keay reports.

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Unexpected pleasures: The grapes moving beyond their homelands

Indigenous and lesser-known grape varieties are seemingly on the move, providing interest and intrigue outside of their traditional homes.

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Franciacorta: Premium wine regions facing the covid-19 challenge

To overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, wine producers and regions have attempted to up their off-trade game. But what about small, premium appellations whose client base is mainly on-trade? Justin Keay virtually heads to Italy's Franciacorta to find out.

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T-Oinos winery: 'Strangeness and beauty'

Justin Keay reports from the 'strangeness and beauty' of T-Oinos winery, on Greece's Tinos island.

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Is Encruzado Portugal's signature white grape variety?

All wine-producing countries should have a red and white signature grape variety. In Portugal, Encruzado is the white counterpart to Touriga Nacional, says Justin Keay.

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Chianti Classico: A brave new world

It’s one of the world’s best-known wines, but Chianti Classico is experiencing difficulties with both consumers and the trade. What does the future hold?

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Getting to grips with Moravian wine

The Czech Republic’s wine industry has undergone a low-key transformation with new investment and wine-making talent pouring into southern Moravia. It's time to wake up to the range of what’s on offer in this little-known wine region, says Justin Keay.

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It's time to discover Alto Adige reds

Italy's Alto Adige is known for its whites, but the UK will be seeing more of its elegant red expressions too, says Justin Keay.

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Is Encruzado Portugal's signature white grape variety?

All wine-producing countries should have a red and white signature grape variety. In Portugal, Encruzado is the white counterpart to Touriga Nacional, says Justin Keay.

News |  Wine

Chianti Classico: A brave new world

It’s one of the world’s best-known wines, but Chianti Classico is experiencing difficulties with both consumers and the trade. What does the future hold?

News |  Wine

Getting to grips with Moravian wine

The Czech Republic’s wine industry has undergone a low-key transformation with new investment and wine-making talent pouring into southern Moravia. It's time to wake up to the range of what’s on offer in this little-known wine region, says Justin Keay.

News |  Wine

It's time to discover Alto Adige reds

Italy's Alto Adige is known for its whites, but the UK will be seeing more of its elegant red expressions too, says Justin Keay.