Lighter wines make a lot of sense from health, social and gastronomic points of view.
Be wary of the words wine marketers use to entice you to buy their products, writes Max Allen.
A wine of great value in my world is one that gets a high score relative to its price.
Take your tastebuds on an overseas jaunt without leaving home.
Testing the theory that the more grape varieties you blend, the merrier the result.
Chardonnay lends itself to grand occasions more than most whites. And it needn't cost a fortune.
Don't wait for a special occasion for that precious, priceless, irreplaceable bottle, writes Max Allen.
Maybe an easy-drinking springtime wine, something direct, smooth and vibrant, can help us focus on the positives.
Not all fine fizz is champagne – prosecco, sparkling reds and blanc de blancs are also popular.
A truly food-friendly wine plays nicely with a wide variety of foods, from sweet to savoury to spicy, from meat to fish to vegies.