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This year I was tasked with tasting the samples offered en primeur from the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux. It was widely regarded as the worst growing season in a long, long time - but I am assured it was pure coincidence that Jancis and Julia were unable to attend themselves. [Read Bordeaux en... More...
As the blossoming magnolia trees herald spring in Shanghai, the army of ex-pats who have come from afar to further their careers in this extraordinary city indulge in a more altruistic pastime: discussing where those who are just passing through can experience their adopted city’s most... More...
Jean-Guillaume Prats' professional life has changed enormously since he walked out of Château Cos d'Estournel on Friday 1 February last year and began his new job at the Paris headquarters of LVMH's wine interests on the Monday. As the public face of Cos, sold to Swiss businessman Michel... More...
From €9.90, $?, £19.99 Find the dry Italian Petit Manseng Find the sweet Clos Uroulat Jurançon Who would have thought it? Here's a really satisfying dry white made from an indigenous Basque variety grown just north of Rome. I choose it not to denigrate any of the hundreds of... More...

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I think it is the balance between ripeness and acidity that determine long-term greatness. Will 2005 be such a great year in Burgundy or will the wines go to sleep and never wake up?? Perhaps 2006. More...
the wide wines seem decent actually and a better cup of tea than the reds in 2013 , id save your pennies for 14 could be spectacular with the warm weather coming . More...
i think if parker lowers his marks on 09 and 10 bordeaux he will get back some cred ! re eicwein the finest iv tasted was st urbans hoff 2009 it is a 98 99 pt wine i think mosel gave it 98 in its. More...
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