Oz Clarke opens new Simpsons winery in Kent

Oz Clarke opened a new winery from Kent-based couple Charles and Ruth Simpson on Wednesday 26th October. The couple, who also make wine in the Languedoc, obtained a Rural Development Programme for England grant in May to turn two bans into a wine and tasting room. Read More

Wines for the Summer

Barbecues, weddings, graduation parties, and those lazy, relaxing evenings after a busy day of holidaying: summer comes with many occasions for enjoying a glass of wine. Oz has handpicked a selection of wines perfect for those summer occasions, whether you prefer a thirst-quenching white, a fresh rosé or a mellow… Read More

Biodynamic and organic: can you taste the difference?

Some embrace these techniques, some think they’re pure moonshine; but noticeably fine wines are resulting, finds Jasper Morris MW. Vines at Chile’s Alcohuaz estate, high in the Andes, grow in virtual desert. The wines here are made using biodynamic techniques.   Organics and biodynamics are labels which incite fascination… Read More

Oz Shortlisted for the Louis Roederer Writers Awards

History of Wine in 100 Bottles makes Louis Roederer Writers Awards 2016 Shortlist   Congratulations to Oz Clarke, whose History of Wine in 100 Bottles has been shortlisted for the Louis Roederer Writers Awards 2016 in the Domaine Faiveley International Wine Book Of The Year category. For the… Read More

Three wines to try this spring

It’s official: spring has arrived! The days are getting longer and Easter bank holiday is fast approaching. Oz has picked out his favourite wines to enjoy this season, including a fizz fit for Easter Sunday, a Rioja to enjoy with your roast and a lush Pinot Gris.   Jansz Sparkling… Read More

Oz Clarke on Virginia Wines

‘The wine is exciting, unique and quite quite different to any other wine from North America’ Oz Clarke on Virginia Wine. Oz went to Virginia in 2013 to talk at the Virginia Wine Summit. Here he shares his thoughts on the state and its wine. Read more over at… Read More