You are here:  Home >> Alex on taste >> Putting wine in context
Latest articles
Putting wine in context
2 Oct 2013 by Alex Hunt MW
Once upon a time, there was a wine magazine called Wine magazine. If you don't remember it, and/or don't live in the UK where it was published, you can probably imagine it: it contained news about wine, articles about wine, and the results of themed, blind panel tastings of wine. For a few years, it also ran a more unusual feature, entitled The Sommelier Challenge. This was essentially a pro food-and-wine pairing competition. Each month a recipe would be selected and despatched to a commendably international clutch of contestants, who each suggested their two best wine matches in return. Bottles would be sourced, the recipe...

Sorry, this page is available only to current Purple Pages members. If you're not a member, why not join today and meet a lively community of fellow wine enthusiasts?

If you are already a Purple Pager, please log in.

Sign up for Purple Pages
  • 10659 articles (two new most days) and 99464 tasting notes
  • Exclusive online access to The Oxford Companion to Wine
  • Exclusive online access to all the World Atlas of Wine maps
  • Lively and intelligent Members' forum
  • Completely independent news, comment and inside tips
Join now
£6.99 a month or £69 a year
(Available in GBP, USD, EUR or AUD)
Contact us | Team Jancis | Site FAQs | Join now | Terms and Conditions | Privacy policy | Site map | RSS
© Copyright 2000-2014 Jancis Robinson