Sarment Stories

Spirits
"Without patience and time, there's no cognac. It’s that simple"
Wine
Bill Harlan’s vision of permanence and heritage has a heart of continuity
Wine
Fourth-generation owner Xavier Jean on keeping it in the family
Wine
Damien Grelat from winery Chateau Palmer believes in respecting nature while producing top-grade wines
Spirits
Where to drink, with a conscience
Wine
The ex-market trader ruminates on life's most precious commodity
Spirits
The fine art of cultivating an old-soul brandy
Wine
Smoke taint will affect less grapes than you think
DINING
Anthony Charmetant and Mathieu Escoffier entertain with intriguing tales from their extensive port collection
Spirits
Miguel Smith spills on age, maturity, and the exuberance of this 'lawless' liquor
Spirits
The distillery's gin is flavoured with notes of chrysanthemum, torch ginger flowers and pomelo peel
Wine
You'll want to keep the wine's most volatile aromas
Wine
The story of a wine that is still evolving after 20 years
Wine
It is about time that Bordeaux gets the classification system it deserves
Wine
There is far more to the Kiwi wine story than picturesque scenery and a pure environment