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    Bérénice Lurton

    I talked to Bérénice Lurton, owner of Ch Climens in Barsac, after a vertical tasting of nearly 40 vintage of Ch Climens back to 1964. Here she speaks…

    13 May 2009 Julia Harding MW
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    Loire 2008 update

    Charles Sydney, courtier en vins de Loire, sends this update to his September vintage report now that he has tasted many of the wines.…

    28 Jan 2009 Guest contributor
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    NZ Sauvignons - 2008 marathon

    Here's something brisk for the new year - an in-depth look at last year's crop of NZ Sauvignons. Tasting a large number of varietal wines from the…

    5 Jan 2009 Julia Harding MW
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    More 2008 vintage reports from Italy and Spain

    Reports from Rueda, Trentino and Montalcino follow. Rueda This predominantly white-wine region in Castilla y León has announced a…

    19 Dec 2008 Julia Harding MW
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    More French harvest reports for 2008

    We continue our coverage of the challenging 2008 harvest in France with a detailed look at right bank Bordeaux and Provence.…

    17 Dec 2008 Julia Harding MW
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    Austria 2008 vintage report

    This very thorough report was sent to us by Susanne Staggl of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board. If you are less interested in the weather and…

    8 Dec 2008 Julia Harding MW
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    Keller's 2008 vintage

    Klaus Peter Keller (pictured here with his wife Julia) provides some phenological data for 2008 in his vineyards around Flörsheim-Dalsheim in…

    3 Dec 2008 Guest contributor
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    California 2008: quality over quantity

    The 2008 California growing season had it all: frost, wind, drought, heat and smoke from massive wildfires. With more adversity than vintners are…

    1 Dec 2008 Linda Murphy
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    Jaboulet on 2008

    Yesterday I went to a most enjoyable tasting of mainly cask samples from the new regime at Jaboulet organised by UK importers Liberty Wine at Theo…

    13 Nov 2008 Jancis Robinson
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    Chianti Classico vintage 2008

    'Another great Classico vintage', reports the not-totally-objective press office of the Chianti Classico Consorzio (the regulatory and promotional…

    13 Nov 2008 Julia Harding MW
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    Germany's 2008 growing season

    Considerable interest in Germany’s 2008 vintage has been expressed here on our forum, with up to date input from the likes of Klaus Peter Keller and…

    6 Nov 2008 Jancis Robinson
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    2008 in the Languedoc

    Graham Nutter of Ch St-Jacques d’Albas in the Minervois (pictured) sends this report of the 2008 vintage. Summary: A year characterised by a…

    5 Nov 2008 Guest contributor
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    Burgundy 2008, the growing season

    Alex Gambal, American wine producer in Burgundy, provides this fascinating account. See those revealing numbers in his section on September, along…

    3 Nov 2008 Guest contributor
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    Douro – the 2008 vintage

    Paul Symington of the Symington port group sends the following rather equivocal report on the 2008 harvest in the Douro Valley which suggests…

    24 Oct 2008 Guest contributor
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    Quinta do Noval in glorious sunshine

    The wines described below were tasted over two days at the end of September at Quinta do Noval with Christian Seely, thanks to a long…

    23 Oct 2008 Julia Harding MW