February 2012 brought 62 new articles and 718 new tasting notes to JancisRobinson.com. Topics varied from classics - Krug, Chave, Margaux - to moderns - Erbaluce, Koshu, Michigan - and even included that rare (but not unprecedented) beast, a wine of the week from English vineyards.
Here are some of the highlights.
- A rare collection of Krug champagnes as tasted by Jancis in Eight (surprising) Krugs for breakfast
- Some exciting old vine Carignans from Chile
- Walter's enthusiastic write-up of Piemontese white variety Erbaluce - grape discovery of the year
- Richard on meeting DRC for the first time
- Julia's snapshot of Australian Semillon
- A Chave Hermitage vertical
- The final part of Michael's review of Grosse Gewächse - the other grapes
- The results of various experiments with screwcaps, stems and biodynamics in Discovery and disclosure at Ch Margaux
- A look at Japan's signature variety Koshu in the UK
- Some tasty Blaufränkisch from Moric
- That English Wine of the week: Stopham Vineyards Pinot Gris 2010
- Our newest columnist Alex Hunt's debut on Purple pages, asking Is typicity always good?
- ... and not forgetting Nick on the latest incarnation of Soho stalwart Quo Vadis, the latest steak sensation in Mayfair as well as Eating out in and around Hobart