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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
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    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
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    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
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    From cave co-op to Guide Michelin?

    Written by Richard Neville.24 Feb 2014 - This establishment did get a Michelin star!  And a special mention for its exceptional wine list. After la…

    27 Nov 2013 Guest contributor
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    Noble Rot times two

    2 Oct later - French silliness rules! The case against Olivier has been put back until 5 March 2014. More details here.Olivier Cousin, winemaker…

    2 Oct 2013 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Don't quote me

    Italy grapples with natural wine

    A lot has already been said and written about non-sulphured wines (put 'natural wine' in our search box, for instance) but the topic remains highly…

    11 Jul 2013 Walter Speller
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    This year's RAW wine fair

    Our fellow Master of Wine and rabid promoter of natural wine Isabelle Legeron is holding her second natural wine fair this coming Sunday and Monday.…

    14 May 2013 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Alex on taste

    Just call me Goldilocks

    In the last half-century or so, technology has developed so rapidly, it's easy to lose perspective. Luckily there is a tried and tested way to sum up…

    2 Oct 2012 Alex Hunt MW
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    Super-natural Viret

    For me and, I suspect, a host of other wine lovers, the first duty of a wine is to taste good. If it tastes good and is made with a minimum of…

    10 Jul 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    Those rival natural wine fairs

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.See more on this topic in Natural wines - 116 tasting notes. Let no…

    2 Jun 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    Natural wine - 116 tasting notes

    See also this thread in our Members' forum and more detailed observations in Those rival natural wine fairs. Richard writes: Like grief, the five…

    31 May 2012 Richard Hemming MW Jancis Robinson