Sarment Stories

FREE SPIRIT
Lars Williams eschews tradition for perfect flavours
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Miguel Smith spills on age, maturity, and the exuberance of this 'lawless' liquor
CHARACTER STUDY
The distillery's gin is flavoured with notes of chrysanthemum, torch ginger flowers and pomelo peel
WASTE MATTER
Where to drink, with a conscience
ASK AN EXPERT
You'll want to keep the wine's most volatile aromas
AGE LIMIT
The fine art of cultivating an old-soul brandy
WINE MAKER
The story of a wine that is still evolving after 20 years
Wine
The world’s favourite bubbly brims with heritage and innovation
WINE LABELLING
It is about time that Bordeaux gets the classification system it deserves
SPARKLING WINE
Here's why sales of Rosé spiked by more than 50 per cent in the U.S last year
GRAPE VARIETY
This grape varietal is considered the holy grail by winegrowers and wine lovers alike
STORY TELLERS
Anthony Charmetant and Mathieu Escoffier entertain with intriguing tales from their extensive port collection
GRAPE EXPECTATIONS
Smoke taint will affect less grapes than you think
COOL CHAMPAGNE
The Champagne's commercial director, Julien Girard, offers cultural advice on drinking in the moment
WINE OF THE HOUR
There is far more to the Kiwi wine story than picturesque scenery and a pure environment
Bearing Fruit
Bill Harlan’s vision of permanence and heritage has a heart of continuity
SURVIVOR
The ex-market trader ruminates on life's most precious commodity
Indie Winemaker
Fourth-generation owner Xavier Jean on keeping it in the family
ALL NATURAL
Damien Grelat from winery Chateau Palmer believes in respecting nature while producing top-grade wines