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23 Feb 2017

Nearly six months after the inception of our wine writing competition, we are delighted to announce that it is reaching its grand finale. We will continue to publish the best entries from a total of 180  -  sometimes both and sometimes only the better one of the articles submitted by 53 different competitors - until Thursday 6 April. All of them will eventually be listed in the table below, so keep checking back for the latest additions.

Between Friday 7 April and Thursday 13 April, you will have a chance to vote on your favourites. Then, over the Easter weekend, Team JR will assemble a shortlist, to be announced on Wednesday 19 April.

The overall winner will be announced live at our Sherry Night in London on Sunday 23 April. At the time of writing, there are just over a dozen tickets still available for this event.

We would like to thank everyone who entered the competition. It was delightful but overwhelming to receive such a large number of high-quality articles. It is very heartening to see such enthusiasm and dedication to wine from all corners of the planet.


THE JANCISROBINSON.COM WINE WRITING COMPETITION LONGLIST

Date Name and link
Brief description
1 Nov 2016 WWC 1 - Adam Cianciara Confessions of a Polish wine geek
7 Nov 2016 WWC 2 - Elizabeth Farrell A scientific look at resveratrol and Pinot Noir clones
15 Nov 2016 WWC 3 - Ian Renwick A wine merchant learns about plants and retailing
21 Nov 2016 WWC 4 - Dr Matthew Horkey A wine traveller examines Montenegro and Mexico
23 Nov 2016 WWC 5 - Pierazzo da Feltre Real Prosecco and real Venice from a real Venetian
6 Dec 2016 WWC 6 - Rev Robert Stanier A reverent paean to the Mosel
12 Dec 2016 WWC 7 - Kamal Farmer Wine, wi-fi, WET and bag-in-box
13 Dec 2016 WWC 8 - Zekun Shuai A young Chinese view on Nebbiolo in Mexico and Lafite in China
20 Dec 2016 WWC 9 - Tom Munro Lesser-known Bordeaux via Sydney and Norfolk
26 Dec 2016 WWC 10 - Andrew Licudi Palo Cortado, and the evolution of wine
27 Dec 2016 WWC 11 - Caro Feely Heartfelt defences of organics and biodynamics
28 Dec 2016 WWC 12 - Olga Antoniadou Personal profiles of Aivalis in Nemea and Paul Blanck in Alsace
29 Dec 2016 WWC 13 - Jon Wyand Two tales of backstreet Burgundy
9 Jan 2017 WWC 14 - Christian Lowe A vinous awakening in New Zealand, and the magic of Yquem
10 Jan 2017 WWC 15 - James Flewellen A scholarly take on smell, and cool-climate wines from Orange, NSW
16 Jan 2017 WWC 16 - Charlie Hodd How wine suppliers win restaurant listings
17 Jan 2017 WWC 17 - Caroline Gilby MW In-depth considerations of natural wine and taste
18 Jan 2017 WWC 18 - Seyma Bas A native view of Turkish wine under pressure
25 Jan 2017 WWC 19 - Jacky Blisson An ancestral tale of the wine trade, and the meaning of purity
30 Jan 2017 WWC 20 - Jonathan Bates Punk, changing tastes, and cool-climate Chile
1 Feb 2017 WWC 21 - Simon Woolf Considering naturalness in wine, and the future of wine criticism
6 Feb 2017 WWC 22 - Luc Giezenaar Dutch Cabernet Sauvignon - really?
13 Feb 2017 WWC 23 - James Dowdeswell A comic's look at pints, Churchill, and house wine
14 Feb 2017 WWC 24 - Paula Sidore In defence of orange wine and feinherb
15 Feb 2017 WWC 25 - Martin Day Enthusiastic write-ups of Charles Melton and modern South Africa
16 Feb 2017 WWC 26 - Thibaut Scholasch The science of harvest dates and flavour
17 Feb 2017 WWC 27 - Jean-Louis Eveque Rediscovering sheer pleasure in wine, and The Communard
20 Feb 2017 WWC 28 - Peter Thomas Daft gadgetry and wine fakery
21 Feb 2017 WWC 29 - Hrishi Poola Corsica and Mencía gleefully discovered
22 Feb 2017 WWC 30 - Richard Ashton The pleasure and pain of local Portuguese red
27 Feb 2017 WWC 31 - Kathy Merchant A fond remembrance of Margrit Mondavi
28 Feb 2017 WWC 32 - Edan Barulpan Israeli wine law interrogated
1 Mar 2017 WWC 33 - Joss Fowler Fine wine sales tricks, and Tasting notes dissected
2 Mar 2017 WWC 34 - Mark Chien In praise of emerging wine regions
6 Mar 2017 WWC 35 - Kirsten Valentine
Wine for patriots, and Cherries and manure
7 Mar 2017 WWC 36 - Miriam Reynolds
The wonder of wine, and The wine mind
9 Mar 2017 WWC 37 - Miquel Hudin
Catalan Cabernet considered
13 Mar 2017 WWC 38 - Lucy Mathews Heegaard
Of passion, place and pioneers, and The invisible middle of the US wine world
14 Mar 2017 WWC 39 - Daniel Ercsey Investigating fortified Tokaji and 'CEE' - central and eastern Europe
15 Mar 2017 WWC 40 - Eric Brooks A eulogy for wine collecting, and farm-to-fork culture in America
16 Mar 2017 WWC 41 - Malgorzata Partyka Examining both language and tasting, and Moldova and Romania
20 Mar 2017 WWC 42 - Matt Shaw Profiling an Australian artisan, and defending sommeliers
21 Mar 2017 WWC 43 - Jen Causton Matching wine with vegetarian and vegan food, and undiscovered Spain
22 Mar 2017 WWC 44 - Maureen Bailey Texan terroir and Meritage versus Pinot Noir
23 Mar 2017 WWC 45 - Cecilia Muldoon The science of smell and SO2
27 Mar 2017 WWC 46
28 Mar 2017 WWC 47
29 Mar 2017 WWC 48
30 Mar 2017 WWC 49
3 Apr 2017 WWC 50
4 Apr 2017 WWC 51
5 Apr 2017 WWC 52
6 Apr 2017 WWC 53
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