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    US 2014 vintage - early, fast, eventful

    23 Oct - We published this for members on Monday but thought that as a Throwback Thursday contribution it might interest everyone to read it in…

    23 Oct 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    My great white hope

    This is a slightly longer version of an article that was also published in the Financial Times.Usually when I send one of these articles to our editor…

    19 Jul 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Washington rising

    Living for all intents and purposes in the epicentre of California wine, I find it less than easy to consistently explore America's other wine…

    19 May 2014 Alder Yarrow
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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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    Capital style in DC

    This article was also published in the Financial Times.José Andrés at Jaleo (pictured), Jamie Leeds at Hank's Oyster Bar and Eric Ziebold at CityZen…

    15 Jun 2013 Nick Lander
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    A mixed bag from Washington and Oregon

    The following assortment of notes was gathered at the annual London showing of wines from Washington and Oregon. Together they are nothing if not…

    2 Mar 2012 Richard Hemming
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    2011 tests US vintners

    'Mildew, botrytis (pictured, by Koolbe), blue mould, green mould, you name it, it was everywhere. This is the most difficult vintage I've ever been a…

    20 Dec 2011 Alder Yarrow
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    Americans abroad

    Much to my regret, only a handful of British wine importers really take American wine seriously. Back in 1980, when the dollar was - not…

    19 Oct 2011 Jancis Robinson
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    New Year's wine trade resolutions

    The wine trade is never quickest off the mark. We published a set of wine consumer New Year's resolutions on the day itself, 1 Jan 2011. But the wine…

    7 Jan 2011 Jancis Robinson
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    Charles Smith Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Columbia Valley

    From £9.99 and $15.99 Find this wine One of the benefits for British wine drinkers of the increasingly important role played by the UK's biggest…

    12 Nov 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Assorted Americans

    As was demonstrated in the recent blind tasting of New World Pinot Noirs, we don't see nearly enough fine American wine in the UK, and our West Coast…

    4 Nov 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    The CSM Riesling magician

    Wendy Stuckey won’t say so herself, but I will: The Rieslings being made at Washington state’s Chateau Ste Michelle (CSM) – the largest producer of…

    30 Sep 2010 Linda Murphy
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    Washington's outstanding Champoux vineyard

    The highlight of the Pacific North West tasting in London earlier this year was a clutch of very fine Cabernet Sauvignons from Champoux vineyard in…

    31 Mar 2010 Julia Harding MW
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    Washington and Oregon treasures

    It is all too rarely that we see evidence in the UK of what goes on in vineyards and cellars in the Pacific Northwest. However, a recent generic…

    24 Feb 2010 Julia Harding MW
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    Some American gems

    Although the US is now one of the three most successful exporters of wine to the UK, thanks chiefly to the extraordinary success of brands such as…

    22 Dec 2009 Jancis Robinson