A history of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti has been selected as the 2013 Gourmand Wine Book of the Year. In this extract, French writer and film director Philippe Claudel recalls growing up close to the famed estate.
How could Argentina – "an economically, geographically and politically isolated country" – become one of the world’s great wine powers? In this extract from his new book, Ian Mount explains what happened.
Brunello di Montalcino is in the news again after an attack on the Case Basse winery, in which vandals drained 62,000 liters of its wine. Kerin O'Keefe questions whether sangiovese is the right variety for all parts of this large denomination.
The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution came into effect in 1920 and established the Prohibition by banning the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol. It wasn't repealed until 1933. Matt Philp talks to the recently published Marni Davis on the significance of the era for American Jews.