Richard Esling

Wines for a white Christmas

May all your Christmases be white

The turkey’s on order, the Christmas cake and pud are maturing quietly in the larder, while being ‘fed’ vast quantities of brandy or rum to ‘mature’ them and the red wines (last week’s column) are stocked in the cellar.

Alternative varieties from down under

The wonderful wizards of Oz

OK, not wizards perhaps, but some of the wines now coming out of Australia from forward-thinking wine-makers, seems a bit like wizardry.

Top sherry from Gonzalez Byass

The magic of sherry

Often referred to as ‘one of the best kept secrets of the wine world’, or ‘the world’s most neglected Wine Treasure’, there is a certain magical element to the wine region in Southern Spain, surrounding the town of Jerez de le Frontera.

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