David Trafford’s Sijnn project is based in Malgas along the Breede River. Forty kilometers away from any other vineyards, it’s tremendously rocky soil and Breede River-influenced microclimate is unlike any other…

Each week Jane Anson of Wine-Searcher shines the spotlight a leading producer. This week’s featured winery is Rhône legend Château Rayas – ‘one of the handful of Châteauneuf-du-Pape names to truly qualify…

We have just landed another exciting producer from the Southern Rhône that is frankly stupendous value for money. If you buy one wine this year, it should be one of…

Domaine Vieille Julienne is one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s finest properties. They farm biodynamically with traditional winemaking and produce extraordinarily long-ageing, concentrated Châteauneufs as well as acclaimed Côtes du Rhônes. While quality is…

The string of great Rhône vintages continues with a recent review of the 2012 Chapoutiers, now offered en-primeur. Chapoutier’s old-vine, biodynamically-farmed SPs (Sélections Parcellaires) only yield 300-800 cases each. They are made…

We have been raving about the 2010 French vintage since tasting the Bordeaux wines out of cask in 2011. It was a top Bordeaux vintage and was superb in Burgundy….