Fashions in wine

Guest writer Aleesha Hansel applies fashion's '20 year rule' to wine as she ruminates on the resurgent popularity of Beaujolais Nouveau. 'It's all just a little bit of history repeating', Dame Shirley Bassey Fashions come and go. As the…
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End of term report

Sarah Abbott shares her end of term report reflecting on our work and our clients' successes in a turbulent 2020. 2020 began in disarray. We had the best laid plans – but my fantastic team and clients kept calm and carried on. Together,…
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Interview: Collette O'Leary

Swirl meets Collette O'Leary, head winemaker at Henners Vineyards. Colette is an English winemaker on the rise. She's in charge of the small team at Henners, a stone's throw from the coast in Sussex, where they make delicious English wine.…
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Brave new world - Gunma craft sake with Master of Wine Sarah Abbott

Gunma craft sake For a winelover, discovering sake is like being teleported to a new planet. The balance, aromas, texture and profile are so different - but the richness of culture, heritage, craft, climate and, yes, terroir, is reassuring…