Bordeaux

Destinations

The new buzz about Bordeaux

“La Belle Endormie” is waking from its slumber, energised by new hotels and restaurants. Mary Lussiana toasts the opening of a storied château
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Wine & Champagne

Fine wine

Tasting jaunts by helicopter and bicycle were the start of an oenophile and his advisor’s journey to build a collection to savour. Jemima Sissons reports. Portrait by Richard Grassie
Wine & Champagne

Wine counterfeiting

After a series of high-profile legal battles shone the spotlight on rare-wine fraud, auction houses, wine merchants and wineries introduced more rigorous authentications – but is it safe to buy again, asks Michael Steinberger. Illustration by Chris Burke
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