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    Fizz and fortified - more information please!

    9 February 2017 This week’s Throwback Thursday – Jancis’s appeal for greater transparency from the producers of non-vintage wines – links neatly to…

    9 Feb 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Harveys Palo Cortado VORS NV Sherry

    From £22.59, 44.60 Swiss francs for 50 cl  Find this wine This is the time of year when it makes perfect sense (to me anyway) to have at least…

    23 Dec 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    De Bortoli Liqueur Muscat NV Riverina

    20 December Aldi have reduced the price to just £8.99 for 50 cl!16 December From AU$19.99, £11.99, HK$149 and NZ$30.99 for 50 cl  Find this wine…

    16 Dec 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Sweet and strong assemblage

    See this guide to our assemblages. Julia writes Although we try not to focus your attention on scores, in this instance I cannot resist doing so. Just…

    18 Aug 2016 Team JR
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    ​The strong, the sweet and the succulent

    This is a much longer version of an article also published by the Financial Times. In the three sets of recommended festive wines that preceded this…

    19 Dec 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Strong and sweet - a compilation

    See also today's article about the exact meaning of 'en rama' sherries. And see this guide to all our recently published compilations. Jancis writes:…

    15 Dec 2015 Team JR
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    Tip-top whites and fortifieds

    A shorter list is also published by the Financial Times. This complements my list of Tip-top reds last week. All of these whites and fortified wines…

    6 Dec 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Sweet and strong assortment

    See Sorting through the assortments for a guide to the collections of tasting notes already published and those yet to come.More than 70 sweet and…

    27 Nov 2014 Team JR
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    Rivesaltes - 1945 at £540 a dozen...

    You may remember Philippe Gayral from my article nearly a year ago, The archivist of Roussillon. He's the guy who for the last 15 years has been on a…

    11 Mar 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Top holiday wines 4 - strong and sweet

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.See also my earlier companion articles on top fizz, whites and reds. This…

    21 Dec 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Strong and sweet wines - autumn collection

    See this guide to all our autumn collections. Below are some of the best-value wines we have come across in our extensive tastings in London over…

    17 Dec 2013 Team JR
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    Truly fortifying

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.See my tasting notes on all 41 great fortified wines. Last month, as…

    12 Oct 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Wallowing in the finest strong and sweet

    Over a year ago, Andrew Jefford, sherry specialist Jesús Barquín, Portuguese specialist writer and now wine producer Richard Mayson and I spent a…

    12 Dec 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    Top 25+ strong and/or sweet

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. Go on - treat yourself! Wines are listed upwards in price…

    17 Dec 2011 Jancis Robinson
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    200 years of Madeira

    ‘Many are called and few are chosen', was the opening line as we sat in a room in London last June, glittering with rows of glasses and jewelled amber…

    1 Sep 2011 Tamlyn Currin