Wine Opinion

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Our wine columnist Adam Lechmere shares his thoughts on wine regions, grape varieties, hot topics and issues, and most importantly, what to drink now

  • Sweet wines

    Sweet wines

    You don’t need a special occasion to enjoy a sweet wine; with myriad styles out there, says Adam Lechmere, it deserves a more regular outing

  • The world of whisky

    The world of whisky

    Adam Lechmere delves into the world of whisky, exploring the differences between Highland and Lowland malts, and sampling drams from Japan

  • Wine gift

    Wine gift

    Choosing wine for a gift is a point of stress for many people, but it shouldn’t be. Adam Lechmere sets out ground rules to buying for oenophile friends

  • Award-winning bottle of wine

    Award-winning bottle of wine

    Many wines boast an ‘award-winning’ status on their labels – but what does it take to get one of those little medal stickers? Adam Lechmere explains

  • New Zealand wines

    New Zealand wines

    There's more to New Zealand wines than sauvignon blanc and pinot noir, says Adam Lechmere, and now is the time to try the lesser-known varieties

  • Lebanese wines

    Lebanese wines

    Lebanon's burgeoning wine industry is becoming serious business; Adam Lechmere falls for the country's exotic reds and perfumed whites

  • English Wine

    English Wine

    To coincide with June’s English Wine Week, Adam Lechmere puts our local still wines under the microscope – and is impressed with what he discovers

  • German Wines

    German Wines

    Forget the days of Liebfraumilch: German wines, both white and red, have now captured the attention of wine critics everywhere, says Adam Lechmere

  • Wine and food matching

    Wine and food matching

    Adam Lechmere takes a look at the classic rules of wine and food matching, and finds that all too often they can prove to be misleading

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