Richard Woodard


Wine

Krug unveils latest vintage champagne

Krug's latest vintage champagne reflects 2006' hot weather and heavy rainfall.

Spirits & Cocktails

Southern dram: The revival of English whisky

The mountains are lower, the mercury higher and the tartan non-existent, but English whisky is growing fast.

Wine

‘It’s critical’ – Ruinart’s cellarmaster on the element everyone in Champagne is talking about

Can you name the three key elements in champagne production? Fruit, sure. Yeast, sure.

Wine

Jitka Auermüllerová of 67 Pall Mall wins UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2019

Jitka Auermüllerová from 67 Pall Mall in London was named winner of the UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2019, beating runners-up Christopher Parker, of

Wine

Get Chardie: The rise of blanc de blancs champagne

Champagne has seen a plethora of blanc de blancs launches over the last year.

News

Rise of the machines: EPOS systems to the rescue

Forget totting up columns of figures and stuffing wads of notes in a drawer.

Wine

Maison Bruno Paillard launches its first zero-dosage champagne in over three decades

A successful zero-dosage champagne relies on a number of factors, including the liberal use of reserve wines and the right picking dates to ‘domestica

Wine

Gosset introduces limited-edition Grand Blanc de Meunier

Champagne Gosset has created a 100% Pinot Meunier champagne, aged for 10 years before release.Only 5,000 bottles of Gosset Grand Blanc de Meunier have

Wine

Get Chardie: The rise of blanc de blancs champagne

Champagne has seen a plethora of blanc de blancs launches over the last year.

News

Rise of the machines: EPOS systems to the rescue

Forget totting up columns of figures and stuffing wads of notes in a drawer.

Wine

Maison Bruno Paillard launches its first zero-dosage champagne in over three decades

A successful zero-dosage champagne relies on a number of factors, including the liberal use of reserve wines and the right picking dates to ‘domestica

Wine

Gosset introduces limited-edition Grand Blanc de Meunier

Champagne Gosset has created a 100% Pinot Meunier champagne, aged for 10 years before release.Only 5,000 bottles of Gosset Grand Blanc de Meunier have

Wine

The evolution of the Super Tuscan: Sass, class and Cabernet

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Super Tuscan phenomenon. Richard Woodard looks at how it came about, what it meant and how it

Wine

'It could be iconic' - quality high as Champagne faces early vintage

Champagne is facing its fourth August harvest in the past 15 years as the recent heatwave continues – but 2018 could turn out to be an ‘iconic’ vintag

Wine

The evolution of the Super Tuscan: Sass, class and Cabernet

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Super Tuscan phenomenon. Richard Woodard looks at how it came about, what it meant and how it

Wine

'It could be iconic' - quality high as Champagne faces early vintage

Champagne is facing its fourth August harvest in the past 15 years as the recent heatwave continues – but 2018 could turn out to be an ‘iconic’ vintag