Articles

Richard Mayson Articles

Richard has written a number of award winning articles featured in The World of Wine Magazine.

Please find the articles below.

3rd October 2013 | Articles

Wine writer Richard Mayson presents the final installment of his Portuguese winemaking adventure. Will favorable vintages, passion, skill, and sheer perseverance be enough to overcome the dire economic situation that has prevailed since the 2008 crash?

3rd September 2013 | Articles

Wine writer Richard Mayson presents the latest installment of his Portuguese winemaking adventure, focusing this issue on completing the adega, battling the local council over land ownership, and finally bringing the wine to market

3rd August 2012 | Articles

Wine writer Richard Mayson continues the story of his adventures in Portuguese winemaking—from the purchase of a property, to the liquid in bottle (all labeled and ready to go) 

3rd June 2012 | Articles

In the first of a new series profiling producers who have been brave enough to enter the vineyard from another walk of life, wine writer Richard Mayson describes how the idea of having his own estate in Portugal gradually took hold, and how he set about putting his money where his mouth was 

Scoring

19 - 20 An outstanding wine (*****)

17 – 18 An excellent wine in its class, highly recommended (****)

15 - 16 A good wine, with much to recommend it (***)

13 - 14 An enjoyable but simple, straightforward wine (**)

10 – 12 A very ordinary wine without faults but with no great merit (*)

8 - 10 Disagreeable (no stars)

Below 8 Faulty