If, like me, you’ve been imbibing rather more than usual this last year, then you won’t need much persuading to watch “Our Blood Is Wine,” a slightly tipsy, thoroughly charming documentary about winemaking in post-Soviet Georgia. By the end, so many glasses have been raised in lip-smacking appreciation that the movie’s most impressive accomplishment is not its deep dive into grape-centered lore, but the ability of its director, Emily Railsback, to hold her iPhone camera steady. Read more

Don’t call pétillant naturel the new bubbly in town. Don’t call it “the new rosé,” as Eater.com did in 2016 in an effort to encapsulate its trendiness. In fact, don’t call it the new anything.

This genre of sparkling wine, now known as pétillant natural, or pét-nat, is made by a method so old that the French term for it is “methode ancestrale.” It’s most likely how the original sparkling wine was made, however many centuries ago that was, although that was almost certainly an accidental creation. Read more

Viña Santa Rita is to launch “the most Chilean wine” available on the market today, according to the group’s winemaker, Sebastian Labbé.

Due to be unveiled later this year is a new blend comprising País – the first grape to arrive on Chilean shores – and Carmenère, the emblematic variety of Chile.

The wine will be bottled under Santa Rita’s Floresta label, which is generally used for the company’s more experimental offerings, and uses fruit from a historic vineyard in Apalta, Colchagua. Read more

This International Women’s Day we’re raising a glass to the fantastic female wine producers around the world. For a long time, the wine business has been heavily dominated by men, but over the years this has slowly started to change, with many women smashing the glass ceiling, and no doubt a few bottles along the way. Read more