Richard Woodard


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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

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'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

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Henriot replaces Enchanteleurs with new Cuvée Hemera

Champagne Henriot has unveiled a new, fruit-forward and floral prestige expression to replace Cuvée des Enchanteleurs: Cuvée Hemera.Launching with the

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Wine by the glass? There’s a Napa for that

Richard Woodard catches up with a man determined to rewrite perceptions of the Napa region, despite owning neither vineyards nor a winery[caption id="

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Meunier riding high in Castelnau's new prestige cuvée

Champagne Castelnau has launched its second ‘Hors Catégorie’ prestige cuvee.The £100 bottle’s full title is Champagne Castelnau Hors Catégorie CCF 206

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‘Riesling is Trimbach’: Jean Trimbach on his winery’s first ever Grand Cru

Jean Trimbach represents the 12th generation of his family to make wine under the Trimbach name, which is best-known for its dry Rieslings, especially

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Fuller’s Bruce warns Rioja of 'overcomplicating things'

[caption id="attachment_15458" align="alignleft" width="179"] Neil Bruce[/caption]Rioja’s existing crianza, reserva and gran reserva classifications a

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Hattingley winemaker launches English sparkling wine brand Black Chalk

A new range of English sparkling wines sourced from chalk vineyards in Hampshire aims to bang the drum for the 'underrated' Pinot Meunier grape.Black

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Meunier riding high in Castelnau's new prestige cuvée

Champagne Castelnau has launched its second ‘Hors Catégorie’ prestige cuvee.The £100 bottle’s full title is Champagne Castelnau Hors Catégorie CCF 206

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‘Riesling is Trimbach’: Jean Trimbach on his winery’s first ever Grand Cru

Jean Trimbach represents the 12th generation of his family to make wine under the Trimbach name, which is best-known for its dry Rieslings, especially

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Fuller’s Bruce warns Rioja of 'overcomplicating things'

[caption id="attachment_15458" align="alignleft" width="179"] Neil Bruce[/caption]Rioja’s existing crianza, reserva and gran reserva classifications a

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Hattingley winemaker launches English sparkling wine brand Black Chalk

A new range of English sparkling wines sourced from chalk vineyards in Hampshire aims to bang the drum for the 'underrated' Pinot Meunier grape.Black

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Northcote's Lecuroux wins Ruinart Sommelier Challenge

Northcote Manor’s Tony Lecuroux is the winner of The Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2018.He emerged victorious from a field of 27 sommeliers from all ove

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Conviviality on brink of collapse

Conviviality is the on the brink of collapse today after the company said it would appoint administrators to run the business within the next two week

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Northcote's Lecuroux wins Ruinart Sommelier Challenge

Northcote Manor’s Tony Lecuroux is the winner of The Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2018.He emerged victorious from a field of 27 sommeliers from all ove

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Conviviality on brink of collapse

Conviviality is the on the brink of collapse today after the company said it would appoint administrators to run the business within the next two week