Adam Lechmere



Adam Lechmere

Current: Editor of I launched in 2000 and was editor for 11 years before going freelance in 2011. I continue to write for Decanter, have a column in Food & Travel magazine and contribute to Le Pan, World of Fine Wine, Harpers, Meiningers Wine Business International, Wine Enthusiast and other journals.



Honest Grapes

Where do cashed-up wine lovers go to engage with wine? Adam Lechmere reports on Honest Grapes, the company that aims to offer wine with something extra. image: Tom Harrow (left) and Nathan Hill
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Chateau Palmer: Dancing to its own tune

Sexy, seductive and singular, Château Palmer is being led to new heights by chief executive Thomas Duroux. Adam Lechmere meets the man making music with wine – and whose cows are part of the performance.
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Napa's New Elegance

In search of wines with a lighter touch, Adam Lechmere encounters a trendsetting breed of Napa winemaker. A diverse bunch, they are all following a path that favours restraint over opulence, and are all worth seeking out
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Heitz - California with restraint

Adam Lechmere visits Heitz Cellars in the Napa Valley, whose commitment to elegance, regardless of the dictates of fashion, is being recognised once again.
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Alto Adige - Italy's Border Region

Alto Adige sits at the intersection of the Alps, and the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas. Its nationality is Italian, its language German. Adam Lechmere samples the wines
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Spain: New Horizons

Spain is the world’s largest exporter of wine. While a lot of that success comes from bulk sales, Rioja and Cava, Adam Lechmere finds winemakers are turning their attention to new varieties and new markets
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English sparkling wine comes of age

The announcement late last year that Champagne Taittinger had bought a substantial parcel of land in Kent in a multi-million dollar investment was the best Christmas present the English wine industry could have imagined. For a house of this renown to endorse English wine in such unequivocal terms is a massive boost to the industry. Taittinger aims to produce 25,000 cases of “Premium English sparkling wine” from vines that are yet to be planted...
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Malbec: The Next Big Thing?

Malbec may be the red grape of the moment, but it is far from reaching its full potential in the UK, writes Adam Lechmere
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Pierre Seillan

Two decades after taking on Jess Jackson’s challenge to make a California Merlot as good as Petrus, Pierre Seillan’s three Bordeaux inspired Vérité Sonoma reds are regarded as some of the very best in California. Adam Lechmere meets the energetic Gascon winemaker behind Jackson Family Wine’s fine wine portfolio, which includes interests in St-Emilion and Tuscany as well as the cult Sonoma estate
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Spring Mountain Regional Profile

The patchwork of vineyards in this elevated AVA are home to a contrasting assortment of single-minded traditionalists and wealthy newcomers, all attracted by this rugged, often remote terrain’s ability to produce outstanding wines. Adam Lechmere spent some time with the locals
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Alexander Valley Cabernet Academy

Adam Lechmere enjoys the intellectual rigor— and parties—as he learns more about the diverse Cabernets in one of California’s oldest AVAs
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The Push for Rioja Crus

Rioja is one of the world’s best-loved, most lucrative wine brands, so why would you want to change a winning formula? Adam Lechmere meets a band of ‘reformers’ who do – believing that the current level of classification is too simple for such a complex region of terroirs
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