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    How wine travels nowadays – in bulk

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.See also Alder on the US bulk wine market.   In the last few years there…

    1 Feb 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Why does wine have to be in a bottle?

    Longstanding visitors to this site will know of my campaign against unnecessarily heavy bottles. I'm pleased that there is now much more awareness of…

    23 May 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Taking the long view

    Anyone who takes a long-focus view of the earth can see that we are using up our resources far too fast. I'm delighted that awareness of the…

    30 Jan 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009 - reds

    See our Guide to 2009 Rhône coverage. There are some lovely wines among the hundreds described below but my tastings of 2009 Châteauneuf reds was…

    17 Nov 2010 Jancis Robinson Julia Harding MW
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    A truly magic box

    I'm in love. The other day I finally opened a large yellow and red box that had been sent to me by Fromm Vineyards in New Zealand and found that my…

    16 Sep 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Daughters of invention

    I have long thought that there are several fortunes to be made by enterprising industrial designers prepared to help us wine lovers out with some of…

    5 Aug 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Brilliant new packaging?

    I have just published my very enthusiastic tasting notes on Chapoutier's 2009 Sélections Parcellaires. Because I was out of the country, I couldn't…

    27 May 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Bottles - glass and plastic compared

    Oxidation, oxidation, oxidation. Not a recent UK election slogan modelled on Tony Blair's 2007 priorities for government, 'Education, education,…

    20 May 2010 Julia Harding MW
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    South Africa lightens up

     See a new report on the potential for safely using lighter bottles for sparkling wines here.Unlike most, South Africa's wine industry is doing rather…

    4 Feb 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Wine = ? jumbos

    When Spanish wine producer, journalist and active purple pager Victor de la Serna told us on our members’ forum how much less his 2008 production…

    2 Feb 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Tesco launches lightest-ever bottle

    Those who have been following our campaign against unnecessarily heavy wine bottles (see, for example, Name and shame heavy bottles) may be interested…

    14 Jan 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Finding the new, lighter bottles

    Given our long-standing campaign to promote lighter and more recyclable packaging, and especially to name and shame those who continue to use…

    2 Oct 2009 Julia Harding MW
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    Lighter bottles, tougher cardboard

    There are heartening signs that heavy wine bottles are on the way out.  As many of you know, we have been campaigning against bodybuilder bottles here…

    14 May 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Red, white and green

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.It is my fervent hope that one small but important side effect of the…

    7 Feb 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Name and shame heavy bottles Part 2

    We have long tried to campaign against ridiculously heavy bottles on this site. See, for example, Name and shame heavy bottles Part 1. They may be…

    5 Feb 2009 Jancis Robinson