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  • Article Tasting articles

    Fine wines cross the Atlantic

    Good news! The number of British wine importers taking California seriously has increased enormously recently. No longer the preserve of the Wine…

    27 Mar 2015 Richard Hemming Jancis Robinson
  • Article Free for all

    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
  • Article Free for all

    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
  • Article Alder on America

    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
  • Article Alder on America

    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
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    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
  • Article Tasting articles

    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
  • Article Alder on America

    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
  • Article Don't quote me

    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
  • Article Wines of the week

    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
  • Article Tasting articles

    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
  • Article Inside information

    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