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    Is wine ready for its close-up?

    5 November 2015 We're re-publishing Alder's September column free as today's Throwback Thursday in anticipation of the release of the new documentary…

    5 Nov 2015 Alder Yarrow
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    A Mancunian's view of Napa

    Matthew Gaughan used to work for the estimable Manchester wine retailer Hanging Ditch before his heart relocated him to Napa, where he is now a…

    26 Aug 2015 Guest contributor
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    Pacific Northwest swelters

    It’s not so much of a heatwave as it is a suffocating blanket. Until yesterday, 14 July, the Walla Walla Valley in Eastern Washington State had a…

    15 Jul 2015 Alder Yarrow
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    Indigo - bigger but no less beautiful

    We don't very often write about an individual importer, preferring to group tasting notes by region or style. But sometimes an importer's portfolio…

    29 Jun 2015 Julia Harding MW Jancis Robinson
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    Introducing Elaine Chukan Brown

    Jancis writes Today we announce a major addition to our team. Although we often write about American wine (see yesterday's two articles, for…

    27 May 2015 Elaine Chukan Brown
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    2014 - worth celebrating

    Some years are unarguably more momentous than others. The question is whether we can really recognise them without the benefit of hindsight. History…

    16 Dec 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    Re-introducing Brits to California glory

    This is a longer version of an article published in the Financial Times. See full tasting notes on all 88 wines.In Britain we wine lovers are proud to…

    1 Nov 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Hand-picked American Cabernets

    See an overview of this tasting at Reintroducing Brits to California glory.Chances to taste fine American wines are far too few in the UK, so I was…

    30 Oct 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Fifty states of wine

    30 October 2014 - We seem to be flying the stars and stripes this week, with our all-American assortment yesterday and Hand-picked American Cabernets …

    30 Oct 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Buzzwords of America

    Following trends in America on any subject can be a recipe for motion sickness. As anyone who has spent time observing what is 'trending' on Twitter…

    17 Oct 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    The Americas - our collected works

    See Our collected works - a guide.  All this week and the beginning of next we'll be presenting more of our regional collections of wine reviews…

    22 Jul 2013 Team JR
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    How to buy wine in America

    Here in the United States, we've just finished celebrating our independence as a nation, and students of history will know that the battles fought and…

    17 Jul 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    Treasury to destroy $35m worth of 'old' wine

    Australia's biggest wine company, Treasury Wine Estates, once (in its long and complicated history) the wine division of brewers Foster's, has just…

    16 Jul 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    2013 - a sunny US vintage so far

    On 10 June, the skies above Napa and Sonoma crackled and boomed with the rare sounds of a spring thunderstorm (image by ~Prescott). Within 24 hours,…

    18 Jun 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    Grape pickings for US lawyers

    These days it seems as though the tool of choice for the upper echelon of the American fine-wine scene is neither a Laguiole nor a personal cellar…

    18 Apr 2013 Alder Yarrow