Formerly launch editor of decanter.com, Adam Lechmere has been writing about wine for 20 years, contributing to Decanter, World of Fine Wine, Meininger’s, the Guardian and many others. Before joining the wine world he worked for the BBC, and as a music and film gossip journalist.
Monkey business: Spanish wine revolution in Sierra de Gredos
Berkmann, Whisky Exchange and 67 Pall Mall named “Lockdown Legends” at IWSC Awards
Clean wine, sustainability and other hot topics under debate
Wine and War: film review
Champagne Taittinger: a family heritage built on rock
Champagne Taittinger is one of the great family-run houses of Reims, built on family ties that are as solid as the ancient Roman foundations beneath them. These images, together with an excerpt from the last issue of Club Oenologique magazine, show the family as Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger hands over to the next generation
Life Lessons with… Laura Catena
The Argentinian winemaker – and California-based doctor – needs to talk less and listen more, but she does have a preternatural ability to make any child or baby smile
Penfolds: the best winery in Australia or a Louis Vuitton wannabe?
With its Champagne and its £100,000 ampoules, the producer of Grange and other legendary wines has completed its move into the luxury goods market. Adam Lechmere wonders what this means for those of us who simply want great Aussie wines
Resilient South African wineries look for the silver lining
Battered by COVID and targeted by the government, the South African wine industry is resolute in its determination to ride out the crisis
Life Lessons with… Stephen & Prue Henschke
Fifth-generation Eden Valley winemaker Stephen Henschke and his wife, viticulturalist Prue Henschke, discuss golf and green tea, balloons and baboons
La Place de Bordeaux goes global – but what does it mean for collectors?
Bordeaux's ancient marketplace is now truly global, with a raft of new releases this month from every corner of the fine wine world - but what does it mean for those who actually buy the wines?
Laurent Ponsot promises revelations in Kurniawan novel
"There are accomplices..." Nemesis of convicted fraudster Rudy Kurniawan says his ‘fictional’ account of the investigation will hint at who was behind the arch-forger
Bonding with suppliers and getting ‘match-fit’ – London chefs return to action
Our heritage food industry may be one of the long-term winners of the pandemic, but restaurants continue to tread their way out of lockdown with caution
London Master Sommeliers go super-digital
As they open up their previously trade-only members club to the public, two top London restaurateurs are launching an app to help out members of the hospitality industry impacted by the COVID crisis
Port houses raid their cellars for limited-edition, old-vintage releases
It’s boom time for collectors and aficionados as fine old ports that were originally intended for blending are bottled and released
From Champagne to Japan: Richard Geoffroy releases his first sake
The former Dom Pérignon boss has realised a long-held dream to make a premium sake and it’s already in some of the best restaurants in Asia