Guy Chatfield

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Saturday, 21 November 2020

Celebrating Beaujolais Nouveau

In the ancient world, the Bacchanal and Dionysia festivals of Rome and Greece were wild and lascivious celebrations thrown to honour …

By Guy Chatfield



Saturday, 7 November 2020

Champagne: are the bucks worth the fizz?

Nothing says celebration more than champagne; it’s widely viewed as a luxury good, something special and something a bit posh. …

By Guy Chatfield



Saturday, 14 December 2019

Has Prosecco gone flat?

In recent years, the power of its name in commercial terms has only been rivalled by its Northern Italian stable …

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Saturday, 9 November 2019

Speaking the language of wine

One of the most attractive aspects of wine is that it has developed into a drink that can be enjoyed …

By Guy Chatfield



Saturday, 19 October 2019

Don't buy the natural wine hype

The wine business is not immune to fads and crazes. There is constant chatter when a “new” grape variety comes …

By Guy Chatfield



Saturday, 12 October 2019

Variety is the spice of Italian wine

The Italian peninsula is a complex place. Descending from the Alpine north to the Mediterranean south, you encounter a rich …

By Guy Chatfield