Dates for your diary

26 January, 2007

Jan 31-Feb 1 Australia Day Tastings, London. Contact uk@wineaustralia.com

Jan 29 McKinley Vintners Annual Trade Tasting, Savoy Place, London. Contact rebecca@mckinleyvintners.co.uk

Feb 12 HBJ Annual Trade Tasting, London. Contact paul.gow@hbjwines.co.uk

Feb 13 No ID, No Sale! Seminar Programme, The Ramada Jarvis, Leeds. Contact info@noidnosale.com

Feb 18 Chinese New Year - year of the pig




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Talking terroir

When Bordeaux was in fashion, it seemed almost logical that we should fetishise winemakers. Here were people responsible for brilliant acts of blending, across large estates and multiple grape varieties, including superstars such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot. These days, fashion has moved on and pinot noir is ascendant. As a result, the star of the winemaker has fallen and we find ourselves following a new star in the sky: terroir.

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