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Expert advice, hand-picked wines, interaction with fellow wine buyers and preferential prices are just some of the things you can expect with the new breed of online wine sellers, as Andrew Catchpole reports

The Light Fantastic - Wine - Styles & regions in greater depth The Light Fantastic

Fruity, food-friendly and perfect for summer drinking, Valpolicella is enjoying a renaissance, with quality higher than bever before. Margaret Rand heads to Verona to find out more

Beau Selecta - Wine - Styles & regions in greater depth Beau Selecta

ts wines are on a high, and with plenty of appealing villages to visit and excellent restaurants to sample, Beaujolais is a region that doesn’t disappoint. Andrew Catchpole finds out what’s nouveau

Spain's Great Match - Wine - Styles & regions in greater depth Spain's Great Match

Spanish wines offer enormous versatility when it comes to food. Patricia Langton pairs six of the country’s top grapes with a tempting array of dishes and gives recommendations on where to taste Spanish wine and food in the capital

Redhot - Portuguese Wines - Wine - Styles & regions in greater depth Redhot - Portuguese Wines

With a host of excellent native grape varieties, Portugal produces some red wines well worth seeking out. Charles Metcalfe points you in the right direction

Organic wines - Wine - Styles & regions in greater depth Organic wines

It may have its roots in the flower power generation of the 1960s and 70s, but organic viticulture has come a long way since then – and, says Julie Sheppard, you can taste the proof in the wines

Wines for Autumn - Wine - Styles & regions in greater depth Wines for Autumn

Why stick with what you know when there are so many grape varieties to choose from? Simon Woods recommends some more unusual grapes and styles for autumn drinking

Liquid Gold - Investing in Wine - Wine - Styles & regions in greater depth Liquid Gold - Investing in Wine

The growing demand for and limited supply of fine wines makes them a good bet for a safe investment, says Charles Metcalfe

In The Pink - Favourite Rosés - Wine - Styles & regions in greater depth In The Pink - Favourite Rosés

No longer considered tragically naff, rosé has become über-fashionable of late and is now taken seriously by everyday drinkers and wine buffs alike. Natasha Hughes takes us on a global tour of her favourite rosés

Wines for Summer - Wine - Styles & regions in greater depth Wines for Summer

It’s time to clear some space in your fridge for a chillable red, a nice bottle of fizz or a crisp white. Simon Woods recommends styles that make perfect summer drinking

Chilean Wine - Chile Shows its Class - Wine - Chile Chilean Wine - Chile Shows its Class

Flying winemakers and its varied terroir are just two of the factors behind Chile’s growing success in the global wine market. Sarah Jane Evans MW reports

Wines for Spring - Wine - Styles & regions in greater depth Wines for Spring

In the first of our seasonal guides to wine, Simon Woods recommends styles that are perfect for drinking in spring

Argentine Malbec - Wine - Other Argentine Malbec

Its intense fruit and ripe, food-friendly tannins mean Argentine Malbec, grown in the foothills of the Andes, matches up to what many people are looking for in a red wine. Mark de Wesselow charts the grape’s rise

Argentina - the benefits of altitude - Wine - Other Argentina - the benefits of altitude

Famous the world over for its high-altitude vineyards, Argentina plans to double its on-trade presence in the next few years. So how do these great heights influence the wines? Joe Fattorini joins the mile-high club to find out more

Californian wine: a greater emphasis on elegance - Wine - North America Californian wine: a greater emphasis on elegance

Where once California’s wines were over-oaked, over-alcoholic and often overpriced, a growing number of producers are realising that bigger is not always better. Richard Woodard reports from the light side

California - times are changing - Wine - North America California - times are changing

California’s icon wines have never cut much ice on this side of the Atlantic, and now American sommeliers, too, are increasingly finding other ways to add excitement to their lists. Larry Walker reports on the victory for balance, terroir and the little guy

Chablis - Wine - France Chablis

When we want serious Chardonnay, all too often we overlook the northern French region of Chablis. But it’s time to revisit the sensational wines produced here, says Hamish Anderson

Cool Climate Chile - Wine - Chile Cool Climate Chile

Chile’s winemakers are deserting the comfort zone of the Central Valley in favour of cooler, more difficult vineyard sites. And all in the name of elegance. Peter Richards reports

Italy - rich variety - Wine - Italy Italy - rich variety

…wine-making, that is – it’s just that, once we British are back from our holidays, we tend to forget how good their wines can be. Peter McCombie offers an entry-level guide to some of the best to try

Top sommeliers explore four of South Africa's key regions - Wine - South Africa Top sommeliers explore four of South Africa's key regions

Wines of South Africa’s Escape to the Cape initiative has brought on-trade buyers to its winelands in growing numbers. Fiona Sims tags along with some top sommeliers to find out what might make it onto their final lists

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