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The following columns were originally published in The World of Fine Wine (WFW), the most in-depth and highly-respected wine magazine in the world, and have been reproduced here with the kind and specific permission of the senior management of that publication. Future columns will be reproduced on this site three months after their publication in WFW.

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Bollinger

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 46 (2014)
Banned from Bollinger!

When to disgorge

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 45 (2014)
Benefits of ageing before versus after disgorgement

Is Champagne losing its cool?

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 44 (2014)
UMC rules

The O2 arena

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 43 (2014)

Through a Glass, Darkly

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 42 (2013)
Nyetimber Part II

An English Icon

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 41 (2013)
Nyetimber Part I

Future Baltic strategy required

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 40 (2013)
How to improve Champagne recovery from Baltic shipwrecks

Clearly the best

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 39 (2013)
Grand Siècle Les Réserves

On Merret: the original English method

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 38 (2012)
The 350th Anniversary of Christopher Merret’s paper

Cristal Clear

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 37 (2012)
Tasting Cristal in a car showroom

Thinking Outside the Box

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 36 (2012)
Reducing the frequency of vintage to improve the quality of non-vintage

Dinner with the Dom

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 35 (2012)
On the record with Richard Geoffroy

Eye on the Ball

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 34 (2011)
Lanson 1989 vs 1990

The Kings of Bling, Part 2

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 33 (2011)
How it all began

The Kings of Bling

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 32 (2011)
What are bling Champagnes?

The Russians are coming!

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 31 (2011)
The potential of Charles & Piper

How Prosecco could be so much more

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 30 (2010)
The next step for the Prosecco region

Why I’m so pro secco

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 29 (2010)
The honesty of Prosecco

Back to the Future

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 28 (2010)
Origins of the non-malolactic style

Getting hot under the collerette

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 27 (2010)
Is Champagne warming up?

Young or Old?

The World of Fne Wine, Issue 26 (2009)
Conditioning of the palate

Dom Pérignon Blanc de Blancs

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 25 (2009)
Estate-bottled Dom Pérignon?

Catch-22

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 24 (2009)
Considering other sparkling wine varieties

Down the Champagne Drain

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 23 (2009)
Why Champagne avoided the Global Economic Meltdown

A Full English

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 22 (2008)
How Champagne ages

Aging Gracefully

The World of Fine Wine, Issue 21 (2008)
Does low dosage affect the way in which a Champagne ages?