Editorial

Western Cape: Driving sustainability
Despite South Africa’s long-standing history of producing wine, it has successfully carved out a place for itself in the modern era.
Franciacorta: Italy’s answer to stylish sparkling wine
The rolling hills of Franciacorta unfurl across Lombardy, in the province of Brescia, where they share the landscape with northern Italy’s great glacier-derived lakes, mostly South of Lake Iseo.
Champagne grand cru: the stamp of terroir
Champagne’s hierarchy in terms of ‘crus’ and thus terroir is not a self-evident concept in this prestigious wine region, which is home to just one appellation and produces wines that have always been exported worldwide.
Breede River Valley: a paradise for wine tourism
Less well known than Stellenbosch or Franschhoek, this lush region located just two hours from Cape Town is crossed by the Breede River and its tributaries and bordered by the majestic Langeberg Mountains, which separate it from the adjacent semi-desert region of Klein Karoo.
Greetings from Nebbiolo
Talking about Italian grape varieties is in some ways like a never-ending litany, such is their number in the winegrowing cradle of Western Europe. But Nebbiolo is not just another grape variety, it undeniably holds a special place.
Alsace and its protean vineyard sites
It is probably one of the only examples of its kind in the wine industry. Alsace is virtually entirely geared to producing single varietal wines, spanning an endless array of styles and characters due to the countless vineyard sites that mesh with the different grape varieties.
Rioja still as vibrant as ever
This historic Spanish wine region was long the country’s leading light. Established in 1925 and currently one of only two Denominación de Origen Calificada, along with Priorat, it continues to shine brightly and is showing no signs of weakness.