Decanter Regional Profile: Hermitage

It's hard to beat Syrah from the greatest sites in the Rhône, but I've tasted a few from New Zealand recently that have been really impressive. I'm on my way over there tomorrow for a couple of weeks for a closer look - my first visit, so I'm hugely excited. I'll be tweeting as usual from @mattwallswine In the meantime, here's a recent article I wrote for Decanter magazine - a regional profile…

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How the other half drinks

Is there a quicker way to get to know someone than by flicking through their music collection or browsing their bookshelves? Both feel like a little glimpse into their soul. For wine lovers, rifling through someone's cellar can be equally enlightening. I’ve spoken to some of the best wine writers in the UK; they advise us on what to buy, but what do they spend their own money on? Where do they…

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