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    WWC 18 - Seyma Bas

    Our eighteenth entrant into the wine writing competition brings news of a wine business under serious threat, the more informative and moving of the…

    18 Jan 2017 Guest contributor
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    Book reviews 2016 - places less known

    For links to all of Tam's reviews of wine books published in 2016, see this guide. The Wine Route of Israel Eliezer Sacks, Adam Montefiore, Yaron…

    28 Dec 2016 Tamlyn Currin
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    East of Venice assemblage

    See this guide to our assemblages.  Jancis writes These 113 tasting notes come from an extraordinary diversity of locations and are grouped by…

    25 Aug 2016 Team JR
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    Bitter sweet Samos

    Turkish architect and wine lover Umay Çeviker sends this report on a Greek island he knows particularly well. Since the advent of Europe’s refugee…

    29 Feb 2016 Guest contributor
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    Points east - a compilation

    Julia writes: This collection of 159 tasting notes, like all the others listed in this guide, is a team effort, a gathering together of reviews from…

    16 Dec 2015 Team JR
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    Nurturing Turkey's vine heritage

    Turkish architect Umay Çeviker, who has contributed to this site before (see, for example, Turkey one year on), explains how he came to win this…

    23 Sep 2015 Guest contributor
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    Balkan wines - united by diversity

    It is hard to think of a name that resounds with greater political and historical intrigue and conflict than the Balkans. Happily there was no such…

    21 Jul 2015 Julia Harding MW
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    East of Venice assortment

    While recovering from a wonderful Barolo Night last night with its glorious array of 2010s, we present the first of a run of collections of tasting…

    24 Nov 2014 Team JR
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    Turkey one year on

    Umay Çeviker writes: Turkey 2023. Is this a vintage prediction or some sort of prediction on climate change? No, it is the date wine producers in…

    16 Jun 2014 Guest contributor
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    Points east - autumn collection

    See this guide to our autumn collections. We offer you our most geographically diverse assortment of more than 70 wine reviews here, divided…

    5 Dec 2013 Team JR
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    Turkey cracks down on alcohol

    1 June - See in your news the extent of popular protest at Erdoğan's increasing autocracy in Turkey. These new curbs on alcohol have been cited as one…

    30 May 2013 Guest contributor
  • Article Wines of the week

    Urla, Vourla 2010 Izmir

    From £14.95 Find this wine Turkey is clearly on a roll as an emerging wine producer. I loved my one and only trip there in 2009, about…

    26 Apr 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Advice to new producers

    'Would you like a drink?' 'Sherry.' 'Sherry.' 'Sherry?' 'Sherry.' 'Sherry.' Perhaps not the most…

    3 Apr 2013 Alex Hunt MW
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    Turkey - current releases

    Wines of Turkey's eight participating wineries brought their wines to London's Vinopolis earlier this year for their inaugural London tasting. Julia…

    1 Jun 2011 Jancis Robinson Julia Harding MW
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    Turkish delight in - Güney

    Today's wine of the week is not the only Bulgarian of interest to curious, unprejudiced, quality-conscious wine lovers. Another was Isa Güner, a…

    17 Aug 2010 Jancis Robinson