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    When to pull the cork

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. Last month we went to stay with some friends in Scotland for…

    7 Jun 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Bojo with mojo

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.See my tasting notes on these wines. 'What's an offline?',…

    17 May 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    In defence of longevity

    When I was little, tomato ketchup came only in glass bottles. By the time a decent amount had plopped onto the plate, your chips had gone cold. 'The…

    5 Feb 2013 Alex Hunt MW
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    So Spanish whites age?

    The first Copa de Londres, a competition devised by Paul Shinnie of Rhône to Rioja, importer into the UK of Pazo de Señoráns from Rías Baixas, to…

    21 Oct 2011 Julia Harding MW
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    The art of ageing

    This article by Andy Lloyd is the fifth in an irregular season of features written by previous winners of the Young Wine Writer Award. See also the…

    24 Aug 2011 Guest contributor
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    Ageing wine to music

    Update: There are some interesting additions to the list of winemakers who play music to their vines/wines on the forum, with naturally the odd…

    8 Jun 2011 Jancis Robinson
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    Oldies but goldies

    Here in the Languedoc we have the world's oldest collection of vinyl. Our 19 year old has just asked me, 'Mum, what's an EP?' and I write this…

    30 Jul 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    The virtues of wine aged in glass

    Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon is famously, ceaselessly, one might almost say ADD-ly, experimental.  His current preoccupation is to compare the same…

    21 Jul 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    What makes reds age well?

    Old age is complicated, for wines as for people. Should old wines that have weathered the chemical interactions of their years in bottle…

    1 Jun 2009 Julia Harding MW
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    Why white Rhônes go brown, temporarily

    For the illustrations to this explanation, download these diagrams. As I explained in an earlier article about my December visit to the Rhône, the…

    14 Jan 2008 Jancis Robinson
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    Clef du Vin - the key to adding years to wine?

    I recently had a chance to try out what seems to be latest gadget designed to add years to a wine's development in seconds.…

    24 Feb 2006 Jancis Robinson
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    Drinking in history, from a bottle

    One of the things that defines wine is its ability to age, far longer than anything else we buy to eat or drink.   Unfortunately only a tiny…

    26 Nov 2004 Jancis Robinson
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    Aging white wine

    On purple pages we have been discussing to what extent levels of alcohol, sweetness and acidity affect the aging ability of white wines in general…

    5 Oct 2003 Jancis Robinson