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  • Article Nick on restaurants

    A Japanese Sputnik

    Just as our lunch had been served (far too early, such is the wont of airlines) as our plane made its way north over Australia towards Singapore,…

    2 Apr 2016 Nick Lander
  • Article Tasting articles

    Kusuda of Martinborough - a bonsai enterprise?

    Hiro Kusuda (see this article from 2009) took his first holiday in 20 years last September. He and his wife visited the Terra Tangra wine project in…

    17 Mar 2016 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Lisa at Yoshino - wonder woman

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. The tip off came from a restaurateur friend. Did I know about Lisa at Yoshino…

    12 Mar 2016 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Obsessing in north Lancs

    There was probably not a more cosmopolitan table anywhere. Of the 22 gathered around us there were two sous chefs from the kitchen of Taiwanese…

    6 Feb 2016 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    The sushi supremo

    This article was also published in the Financial Times. As with the very best one-man shows, the one just opened by Mitsuhiro Araki in London’s…

    8 Nov 2014 Nick Lander
  • Article Alder on America

    An American perspective on Japan

    6 May - We have added a Comments box below for those who would like to add their own views on this contentious subject.1 May - We recently published…

    6 May 2014 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Free for all

    Why Japan has lost its MW

    1 May - Alder Yarrow responds to the article below with one of his monthly columns, An American perspective on Japan.Ned Goodwin MW, for long a…

    27 Mar 2014 Guest contributor
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    A tiny Japanese jewel in London

    This article was also published in the Financial Times. 'My first wife was second cook in a third-rate restaurant on Fourth Street' has been my…

    1 Mar 2014 Nick Lander
  • Article Free for all

    A yen for quality

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.Last month I witnessed the opening of spanking new winery buildings at…

    8 Jun 2013 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    The modest pleasures of Japanese nimono

    This article was also published in the Financial Times. Among the many clouds that have characterised this damp, cool and gloomy British summer…

    18 Aug 2012 Nick Lander
  • Article Inside information

    Koshu makes inroads in the UK

    Koshu of Japan seems to be making real inroads into the UK. Yesterday's tasting at the Imagination Gallery in London, the third annual event there,…

    23 Feb 2012 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    Japan's Nouveau craze wanes

    Cher Lim writes:It's late November and time for Beaujolais Nouveau 2010. So far in Asia it is still mainly the Japanese who have taken a serious…

    30 Nov 2010 Guest contributor
  • Article Free for all

    Asia - the last continent

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.When I started out writing about wine in the 1970s I was told firmly that…

    15 May 2010 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Videos

    More adventures in Japan

    Below is a little bit of Easter Monday/bank holiday silliness, a very short film I made when just about to be quizzed by various journalists in the…

    5 Apr 2010 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Château..... Mercian

    I know that at the moment many wine lovers will be seeking news of Châteaux in south-west France. That will follow. Meanwhile here is an assessment of…

    5 Apr 2010 Jancis Robinson