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COMPETITION: a once in a lifetime opportunity to stay in Chateau Pichon Baron

In easily the most exclusive prize ever offered by wine-pages, you will be true lord or lady of the manor, staying in this famous Bordeaux chateau with three double rooms at your disposal, for up to six people. Not only that, but breakfast will be served each morning, and on one evening you will have dinner in the magnificent formal dining room. And all for you exclusive use.

a massive update for the UK wine tastings and events diary

our listings of wine tastings, wine dinners and other consumer wine events across the UK extensively updated

weekly wine round-up of newspaper columnists for Monday 27 October 2014

Weekly round-up of wine recommendations from all the major UK newspaper columists. Print out the page as you wine shopping list

wine of the week: te Pa, Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013, New Zealand

te Pa is a new name in the UK at least, and this Marlborough Pinot Gris is a great introduction, and typical of an emerging Marlborough style.

Ribera del Duero in Spain - change is afoot in this boom region

From a handful of wineries in 1982 to almost 300 today, the red wines of Ribera del Duero have received huge acclaim. Tom visits and presents a profile of the region and three diverse estates.

monthly wine news for October

Haut-Brion collection, Lebanon on the road, Vinotherapy, Fat Duck in Melbourne, Keeping Up with the Jones's

excellent Arneis, Nebbiolo and Barbera from Ca'Rossa of Piedmont - plus save 10 per cent

The terrific and authentic Piedmontese wines of Ca'Rossa are really on song, and there's an exclusive money saving offer on their wines from importer Ten Acre Wines

Tom Stevenson remembers Charles Heidsieck's Thiery Roset

Tom pays tribute to Charles Heidsieck's Chef de Caves who died suddenly last week

A visit to Bordeaux with Christian Seely - Part II now added

Tom travels to Bordeaux to visit three famous Chateaux owned by AXA Millesimes. In part I he visited Pichon Baron, now he travels to Suduiraut in Sauternes and Petit Village in Pomerol.

wines of the month: four great wines from September's tastings

Tom chooses his favourite wines from last month, in four price brackets: Campo de Borja, Philippe Michel, Ventisquero, Pichon Baron 2009

new competition: Win a case of Taittinger Champagne!

One lucky person will win this superb prize courtesy of Edencroft Wines and worth GBP 210.00. There's also the chance to sign up for Edencroft's mailing list and save 10% when you purchase any of their superb wines.

meet the winemaker: Florian Esznak of Champagne Jacquart

With a new winemaker at the helm, Champagne Jacquart has a renewed focus on quality that is paying dividends. Tom meets Florian Esznak to taste the wine and learn more.

the Pinot Noir wines of Lowburn Ferry, New Zealand

Jean and Roger Gibson strive to express the terroir that they believe sets their vineyard apart.

tasting some trophy winning wines of the New Australia

I continue to be impressed by the strides Australia has made in refining its wine styles, reining back alcohol, extraction and oak, yet still retaining a sense of place in its wines

restaurants with rooms: The Horseshoe Inn, Peebles

It's all change at this Scottish borders Inn since Tom Cannavan's previous visit, so a return trip was full of interest

wines from importer and retailer, FromVineyardsDirect

a dozen wines from across Europe, including a few mysterious declassified wines from great Bordeaux terroirs...

There's something about Jura: what makes this tiny region so special?

There is no mistaking their kinship with examples from the trendy 'natural wine' movement, yet these are far from bandwagon wines, the style being utterly traditional in the area.

new poll: does Chile deserve its reputation as good value but unexciting?

Chile's wines are deservedly popular, but many wine lovers express an opinion that the wines are often good, but rarely great or exciting. With new cool and coastal regions opening up, is this reputation deserved?

Massive update to the BYO list - our community-built BYO guide

Our guide to restaurants offering BYO for you to take along your own wine now has over 500 locations listed, with dozens of brand new entries in this update.

market report: Critics assess Bordeaux 2013, Sauternes excels, Champagne up

Update on the fine wine markets and wine investment courtesy of Liv-ex.

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30 Second Wine Advisor: Eyeballing wine

Back in the old days, savvy horse traders could tell an animal's age by looking at its teeth. Did you know that we can do something like that with wine, too?

Vino e Cucina d'Italia: Cantine Lonardo - Technology with Tradition

It's about an hour southeast of Naples, but you aren't looking for Cantine Lonardo you could easily miss it. It's worth finding, Neil Duarte reports: It has some truly excellent wines.

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Head down the Rhone through southern France and you'll pass some of France's most loved wine regions.

30 Second Wine Advisor: How to drink wine? What?

Who needs wine advice? This may seem an odd question from a guy who dispenses wine advice, but bear with me.

WebWineMan: Richard Fadeley's sparkly summer

"We talk regularly about Champagne and how it can define a moment, or even create one, but the same applies to most any sparkling wine," Richard Fadeley writes. "Why not look at the 'second stringers' of sparkling wine?"

Taylor Eason: Rosés to write home about

Rosé wines are tasty all year round, but summer is high season for all things chilled and pink, writes Taylor. "Rosés are custom-made for thirst quenching. It only makes it better that they're affordable too." Here's her report on some good California dry rosés.

From Amazon.com: Hugh Johnson's 2014 Pocket Wine Book

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is an indispensable reference for the wine lover. Updated annually, this handy guide packs an incredible amount of information into a pocket-size volume.

Vino e Cucina d'Italia: Il Cancelliere - A Romano Family Winery

In the Irpinia area of the region of Campania, just east of Naples, the Romano family has been growing grapes and making wine for over 150 years - for themselves. Now they're selling it, and exporting it. Here's Neil Duarte's report.

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