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  • Article Hemming's Spittoon

    The terrifying spectre of global political unrest, broccoli, and wine

    Searching the news headlines for stories to inspire a light-hearted wine column has proved a somewhat gloomy exercise recently. In this light, even…

    8 Feb 2017 Richard Hemming MW
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    WWC 21 - Simon Woolf

    Number 21 in our ongoing series of entries to our wine writing competition comes from Simon Woolf, who tells us: Were it not for a previous writing…

    1 Feb 2017 Guest contributor
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    WWC 19 - Jacky Blisson

    Jacky Blisson, the nineteenth entrant to our wine writing competition, here offers one piece imagining what her wine-merchant grandfather might think…

    25 Jan 2017 Guest contributor
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    WWC 17 - Caroline Gilby MW

    Caroline Gilby MW is well known in wine circles for her unrivalled knowledge of wine production in eastern Europe. She is a notable contributor to the …

    17 Jan 2017 Guest contributor
  • Article Tasting articles

    Caves de Pyrène's 'bargains'

    It's difficult to think of any tasting in which my appreciation of the wines shown seesawed quite so violently. But then that is the story of UK…

    18 Nov 2016 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Alex on taste

    ​200% whole cluster and other modern trends

    1 September For today's Throwback Thursday we are publishing free Alex's bi-monthly column for members that was published yesterday. 31 August ‘The…

    1 Sep 2016 Alex Hunt MW
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    Cutting down on sulphur

    A slightly shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See also Low-sulphur wines. Since the beginning of this century,…

    23 Jul 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Low-sulphur wines

    See also Cutting down on sulphur.One of the most common complaints I receive from readers is that they react badly to sulphites in wine, so which…

    22 Jul 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Australia - the wild ones

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See also my tasting notes on these wines. In 40 years of observing the wine scene, I…

    21 May 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Off-piste Australians - tasting notes

    See also my overview Australia - the wild ones. Yesterday in London I had the pleasure of tasting current examples of a substantial proportion of the…

    18 May 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Tour de France in seven Pinots

    The Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration in New Zealand usually offers delegates - local producers, Pinot-enamoured consumers and journalists alike -…

    9 Mar 2016 Julia Harding MW
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    Salicutti sold, Feiring hired

    This is the first in a series of regular news updates on goings-on in Italian wine.  Alice Feiring engaged as chair of new Vinitaly award …

    5 Feb 2016 Walter Speller
  • Article Wines of the week

    A couple of pale orange wines

    From €5.90, £11, AU$39 Find the Spanish one Find the Australian one I find some orange wines (new entry in the 4th edition of The Oxford Companion to…

    18 Sep 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Natural wine spreads to Brazil

    British wine writer Wink Lorch sends this report of a most unusual encounter. Natural wine fairs seem to occur more often than full moons these days,…

    13 Apr 2015 Guest contributor
  • Article Max on Oz

    When ocker meets organic

    'Dad thinks we're a bunch of f*ck'n' hippies', smiles Ben Paxton through his bushranger beard as he pours me a taste of his family vineyard's…

    26 Feb 2014 Max Allen