His ear for a tune and eye for artwork have already helped Lord Lloyd Webber to become a multi-millionaire. Now his lesser-known nose for fine wine is set to add to his fortune.
Far-Eastern interest is changing the market for investors, say Chiara Cavaglieri and Julian Knight
Burgundy auction reaches out to new crowd
In the third of our six-part series produced in association with Footprint Travel Guides, Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls explore this tranquil region of south-west France
The vineyard favours animals in place of tractors, and nature instead of chemicals.
Although the fine wine sector was affected by the economic downturn, there are profits to be made if you're willing to risk it. Chiara Cavaglieri reports
Kate Hilpern has her tastebuds taken by surprise
The châteaux of Bordeaux believe their 2009 vintages could be the best in living memory. But can that save the ailing wine industry? John Lichfield tastes the evidence
French scramble to prop up prices as the world's biggest trader sells stock
The hills around the French capital were once famed for their vintages. Now one small vineyard which has survived the urban sprawl is in need of an expert to run it
In the time of Napoleon, only Burgundy would do for France's aristocracy. But the opening of Empress Josephine's cellar reveals how her taste for Bordeaux brought to prominence some of the finest wines ever made
Raymond Whitaker hits the wine trail from Hawkes Bay to Marlborough
Oz Clarke has travelled from Bordeaux to Barossa to taste his favourite vintages. To get what a wine is about you've got to visit the place where it's made, he says
Britain is rediscovering its 800 years old taste for Bordeaux wines. After a collapse in sales to the UK five years ago, exports of medium and higher quality red Bordeaux, or claret, are booming – defying the economic crisis which haunts other parts of the French wine industry.
From the waterways of Bordeaux to the longest shopping street in Europe, Hannah Bills explores France's fifth largest city