Articles by Barry Smith
When you encounter an outstanding bottle, it’s the first sniff that lets you know that something special is happening
This year, English winegrowers suffered one of their worst spring frosts. Despite the cold spell, the prospects for their wines long-term are pretty good
Recently, I came across another great New York venue for wine enthusiasts
"Centuries ago, date wine was consumed in the Middle East by those who could not afford fermented grapes"
“The future success of cool-climate winemakers will depend on how well they handle these riper years”
The last 20 years has seen the growth of impressive reds and whites in this sweltering region
Why should we still favour cork as a closure?
What does it mean to be an expert, and who are the monolithic public set up in opposition to them?
"Whatever producers and sommeliers mean by gunflint in a Sancerre, or oyster shells in a Chablis, it is not the terroir they are tasting"