Richard Yeowart

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California wine tour: more than just Napa Valley

Although I'm based near Philadelphia, I often endure the cross-country plane ride to the west coast to cover the California wine scene. If I had a …

Wines of the week: three bottles for spring

<b>Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany 2011 (£9.99,</b> <b>The Co-operative</b><b>)</b> A perennial highlight of the Co-op's wine range, this is a …

The best wines to serve with vegetable dishes

I've been having a lot of fun over the past few months with Niki Segnit's <i>The Flavour Thesaurus</i>, a Christmas present that has quickly become my …

Wines of the week: a Spanish trio

<b>Simply Garnacha, Campo de Borja, Spain 2012 (£4.59,</b> <b>Tesco</b><b>)</b> A new vintage of my favourite sub-£5 supermarket red from the northern Spanish value …

Wine Jargon: What Does Decanting Do To Wine?

I was just over that threshold of legal drinking age the first time I bought a bottle of wine in a restaurant. The waiter asked if I would like it decanted, and I froze, totally unsure of what criteria should drive this decision. I stared, agape, then glanced at my date. She didn't know, either. …

World's best-selling wine writer sells off private cellar

The world's best-selling wine writer, Hugh Johnson, is selling off his private cellar after half a century of collecting and like any downsizer, he …

How climate change is transforming British wine

Spring really shouldn't be this cold. Standing on a gently sloping field in the South Downs, with nothing but rows and rows of freshly planted, …

Wine Jargon: Why Are Some Wines Spicy?

I'm not sure we have a consensus on what the word <i>spicy</i> means for wine. We hit the same problem with that strange word, <i>smooth</i>. Smooth as a descriptor seems to have teleported in from old cigarette ads, and it's not exactly clear that the word describes. But what <i>smooth</i> lacks in precision, it gains in …

Wine Snob or Wine Geek? Take The Test

Fact: there are significant differences between the Wine Snob and the Wine Geek. Geeks are passionate about everything from soil composition to fermentation techniques; they care about wild yeast and canopy management and are able to wax poetic about the pros and cons of micro-oxygenation. They …

The Perfect Way to Pair Wine and Food

Aren't sure how to pair wine with particular foods? This handy infographic can be a useful chart if you've never tried two particular flavors …

Wines for your cellar – and you don't have to be loaded to start one

For most of us, the idea of keeping a cellar full of wine is an aristocratic throwback or an investment banker's affectation. We buy wine for now, …

Wine Jargon: What is Residual Sugar?

In the broad pantheon of eternal wine lingo, perhaps no other phrase carves out sharper lines of drinking identity than the words <i>residual sugar</i>. People tend to define themselves as drinkers by the way they react to its existence, and we can usually track them as tasters this way, too. There seems …

Wines of the week: three great-value bottles

<b>Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap White, Western Cape 2012 (from £8.40,</b> <b>The Oxford Wine Company</b><b>)</b><br>South Africa's reds are improving all the time –and it …