Issue 13: Winter 2022/23

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In this, our Cabernet Sauvignon-themed issue, we pick out the next generation of California cults; chronicle how Bordeaux’s Château-Figeac, long considered somewhat anti-establishment, came in from the cold; and document newer faces on the world’s Cabernet map, including the Chilean winery whose ambitious scion had to tell his pioneering father he was ripping up his beloved polo field to plant a vineyard. We also profile California’s Cain Vineyard & Winery, whose core team lost their homes, winery and 90% of the vineyard in the 2020 wildfires – but is now trying to rebuild…

Away from the Cabernet kingdom, we speak to the former CEO of the world’s most famous football club, who, after a turbulent reign at Manchester United, is now finding solace reinvigorating a neglected winery in Portugal’s Douro Valley. We also ask just how high whisky prices can go in an era of trophy bottles and dubious investment offers. And rest assured you’ll also find plenty of recommendations for holiday indulging, with highlights spanning Champagne, whisky and Cognac. Plus, yes, plenty of Cabernet – from Super-Tuscans to the best New World Bordeaux blends.

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