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    Slightly better news from Margaret River

    Updated 29 Nov 2011  Peter Forrestal updates us thus:It would seem that truth is not only the first casualty in war but also in serious bushfires.The…

    29 Nov 2011 Guest contributor
  • Article Tasting articles

    Chardonnays and Pinots from the bushfire year

    It is almost two years since I enjoyed a blind tasting of (mostly) Australian Pinot Noir with Tom Carson, winemaker at Yabby Lake in Australia's…

    3 Aug 2011 Julia Harding MW
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    From Okanagan in the smoke

    22 Jul update - By the time I flew out of Okanagan yesterday late afternoon, all the fires seemed to have been extinguished and all that was left was…

    21 Jul 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Bushfires - more than a coincidence?

    Oh dear.  In a few hours' time I'm supposed to set off on a very brief visit to the Most  Famous Wine Region I Have Never Visited, the Okanagan Valley…

    20 Jul 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Smoky Pinot and other miracles

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.As a wine writer I don't expect to be caught up in an international news…

    28 Feb 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Green shoots in the Yarra

    Leanne De Bortoli sends the following report from the heart of post-bushfires Yarra Valley. We have been and are still a little vulnerable…

    23 Feb 2009 Guest contributor
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    Yarra Valley latest

    Dr Tony Jordan of the Yarra Valley Winegrowers Association sends the following report. Since the statement we released on 13 Feb 2009, more…

    18 Feb 2009 Guest contributor
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    SF (and online) fundraiser for Victoria

    In the aftermath of the deadly Australian bushfires, San Francisco will host a tasting and silent auction of Victorian wines this coming Friday 20…

    16 Feb 2009 Linda Murphy
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    Yarra - the official view

    Here's a statement just issued (so recently that it is dated tomorrow) by  Dr Tony Jordan, president of the Yarra Valley Winegrowers Association,…

    12 Feb 2009 Guest contributor
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    Bushfire giving and taking

    Feb 14 - see heart-warming correction re Rupert's Ridge at ** below. Stories continue to pour in of the devastation and terrible fatalities…

    12 Feb 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Yarra the morning after

    There is something quite remarkable about the Australian spirit. Below you will see a very brief pan in a particularly pink sunset round the supper…

    11 Feb 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Yarra devastation

    As I reported here on Sunday morning after the bushfires, I was due to visit the badly affected Yarra Valley that day. Because of the terrible death…

    10 Feb 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    More news from Down Under

    All the talk between wine people has been of the exceptional Australian heatwave that has been ravaging the country and the devastating bushfires that…

    9 Feb 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Fires rage in Yarra Valley

    Bushfires are still raging in the Australian state of Victoria, claiming dozens (now hundreds - 12 Feb)  of lives, hundreds of buildings and several…

    7 Feb 2009 Jancis Robinson