Germany was the flavour of month in June on JancisRobinson.com, as we started publishing Michael Schmidt's extensive tasting notes on the 2013 vintage. We also covered news of the latest Barolo releases, and visited plenty of less conventional places, too - from Austria to Sicily to Yunnan in China.
As usual, we keep everyone informed of these via our weekly emails. Some items that have slipped through that particular net are listed here, to remind you of the wealth of information we endeavour to provide.
STANDOUT STANDALONES - the best wines that were added to our massive tasting notes database but were not published as part of a tasting article
- Jancis sniffs out a bargain 20-year-old Tignanello, tastes the ambitious new red of which the Swiss are most proud, has a taste of a 132 year-old port and finds an altogether more humble, but no less noteworthy, Elgin Chardonnay.
- Julia finds several meditative Moscatels from Málaga and a powerful Sicilian white from Etna.
- Richard tasted a fine Nahe Riesling trocken.
FROM THE ARCHIVE - what we were interested in 10 years ago:
- Are Bordeaux 2003s too expensive?, ask Purple Pagers
- A cheeky marketing story about corkscrews from Bonny Doon
- Nick ponders the future for independent restaurateurs in London
- Jancis was already worrying about Germany's labour-intensive vineyards
- A first look at Riedel's new-fangled stemless glasses
FOR YOUR DIARY - there are plenty of rather London-centric wine events going on in July, according to our events diary (don't forget it is open to anyone to post events, wherever they are in the world):
- 4 July - champagne v sparkling wine in Glasgow
- 8 July - the first night of a four-week course on German wine in London
- 13 July - a cheese and wine tasting to celebrate Bastille day at Vinopolis in London
- 30 July - German specialist retailer The Winery hosts an in-depth Riesling tasting at a restaurant on the Edgware Road, London