Beyond Bordeaux 2021

Verite vineyards in Alexander Valley

Tom Parker MW reviews 43 wines from regions other than Bordeaux, which, along with others including Opus One 2018 and the latest vintage of Fonterutoli's Siepi, are all released on the Bordeaux Place this month. Vérité's Alexander Valley vineyards are pictured above.

Bordeaux and Beyond – the name of the annual tasting described below – makes me yearn for travel after 18 months without leaving the UK. This year it was held in the Pickering Cellar of Berry Bros & Rudd as part of a drive from many sectors of the British wine trade to ‘get back to normal’...