MW symposium – wines on the frontier


I spent last weekend in a buzz of 450 Masters of Wine, MW students and wine producers from 30 countries in sunny Logroño, the capital of Rioja. Entitled 'Living Wine', this ninth four-yearly symposium was all about the vitality and inspiration of vines and wines and those who care for them – or just enjoy pouring and drinking the results. 

The first full day began with a panel session on microbes, for which I had gathered a panel of three superb researchers and practitioners. I will be reporting on their work and results in due course. This was followed by...