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Rosemary George was lured into the wine trade by a glass of the Wine Society’s champagne at a job interview and subsequently became one of the first women to become a Master of Wine, back in 1979.
She has been a freelance wine writer since 1981 and is the author of eleven books. Both her first and last books were about Chablis. Chablis and the Grand Auxerrois, published in 2007, charts the changes in the region since her first book 25 years earlier. Others include The Wines of the South of France; The Wines of New Zealand, and two books on Tuscany, the most recent being Treading Grapes; Walking through the Vineyards of Tuscany.
She contributes to various magazines, including Decanter, India Sommelier and the Quarterly Review of Wines and writes a blog on the Languedoc: wwwtastelanguedoc.blogspot.com.
She is a past Chairman and now a Vice-President of the Circle of Wine Writers.

Rippon Vineyards in New Zealand

Who would have thought, 30 years ago, that New Zealand would be producing Pinot Noir with an international reputation? It has all happened in

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Rippon Vineyards. Credit: Briar Hardy-Hesson

These are notes from a tasting that spanned three decades of Rippon Vineyards Pinot Noir. 1990 -- This was the second commercial vintage of Pinot Noir,

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Island of Santorini. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The Greek island of Santorini is one of the world's mysteries. Maybe it was the Atlantis of ancient civilizations; maybe it had an impact

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A small fortress on an islet in the city of Nafplio. Credit: Rosemary George

Gone are the days when Greek wine was synonymous with the pine resin-flavoured retsina. Today, Greece is in the process of developing its true

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Nyetimber vineyard in West Sussex, England. Credit: Courtesy of Nyetimber

The landscape of the south of England is changing, very gently and almost imperceptibly, for hillsides that were once fields of grass or wheat

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Soave vineyards. Credit: jkk at nl.wikipedia

Soave is a victim of its own success. It's one of the best known Italian white wines, a familiar name that features on every

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Jacquart champagne

An invitation to taste Jacquart Champagne over lunch at Chrysan, which opened last summer and is rapidly establishing itself as one of London's leading

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Turkish vineyard

Turkey is a sleeping giant of untapped potential.  It is one of the world's largest growers of grapes, but only about 2% of the

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