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Adam Lechmere launched in 2000 and was editor for 11 years before going freelance in 2010. He continues to write for Decanter, has a monthly column in Food & Travel magazine and contributes to The World of Fine Wine, Wine-Searcher, Harpers, Meiningers, Country Life, Wine Enthusiast and other journals. Recent features include a gourmet tour of Berlin for Food & Travel, profiles of Robert Hill-Smith at Yalumba, Francis Ford Coppola at Inglenook, Marques de Murrieta, Screaming Eagle, Opus One, Lebanon, Mondavi, Phelan Segur, and the Sonoma Historic Vineyard Society. He lives in London with his wife and three daughters.

The barrel cellar at Marqués de Cáceres. Credit: Copyright 2015 Marqués de Cáceres

Rioja is one of the five great wine regions of the world, its wines celebrated both for their great longevity and for their extraordinary

Harvesting grapes at Domaine de Chevalier, an estate in the Bordeaux appellation of Pessac-Léognan, just south of the city of Bordeaux. Credit: Domaine de Chevalier

The 2005 vintage in Bordeaux was superlative in so many ways. The weather was a winemaker's dream: a benign spring gave way to a

In London Cru's urban winery, workers led by winemaker Gavin Monery prepare Chardonnay grapes for pressing. Credit: Ian Sterling/London Cru

The way to make a small fortune in wine, they say, is to start with a large one. The phrase comes to mind as

Main photo: Jean-Christophe Mau of Chateau Brown, left foreground, at London Cru. Credit: Richard Bampfield

The blame for the popularization of ABC -- Anything but Chardonnay -- can be laid at the door of former British Prime Minister John

Vince Cable, U.K. business secretary, center, gets a tour of the Rathfinny Estate from Mark and Sarah Driver. Credit: Adam Lechmere

The evolution of English sparkling wine over the last decade has been remarkable. Ten years ago few outside what was a dynamic but very