Cornas: the sweet smell of success

Olivier Clape Of all the red wines of the Rhône Valley, there is one that has an unfortunate reputation. Cornas has often been accused of having a rustic or ‘animal’ side to its character; rough round the edges with gamey aromas. But the new generation of winemakers is proving this needn’t be the case. Cornas is now snapping at the heels of Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie as a top site for Syrah in the…

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No place like Beaune

A brief introduction to the wines of Beaune... If you’re new to Burgundy, the handsome city of Beaune is the perfect base from which to explore. This ancient citadel sits proudly at the centre of the region, in the foremost quality zone known as the Côte d’Or. It is surrounded by a sea of vines, spreading out like green ripples along the hillsides, radiating from its stone ramparts. There are no…

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