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    How to be a wine tourist

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Wine tourism is flourishing as never before and bottles bought sur place have a special…

    30 Jul 2016 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Hemming's Spittoon

    Speaking of wine

    After excoriating scoring here several months ago, let the spittoon of scorn now pour forth on its tasting-note bedfellow, the language of wine.…

    8 Jun 2016 Richard Hemming MW
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    Truly blind tasting

    The rarity of experiencing utter blackness becomes apparent only once you are immersed in it. Mundanely speaking, it is the complete absence of any…

    25 Apr 2016 Richard Hemming MW
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    Taste - your mouth may really matter

    If you read my article earlier this year about heroic microbiologists, you will know that I am increasingly fascinated by microbes and their role in…

    31 Mar 2016 Julia Harding MW
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    How to flatter fine wine

    10 Mar 2016  Reminded by Alex’s splendid column last week about learning to taste blind, we are republishing this useful article as this week’s…

    10 Mar 2016 Alex Hunt MW
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    Connecting the dots, light and dark blue

    Every February I permit myself a bit of nostalgia when in the middle of the month the annual varsity blind tasting match between Oxford and Cambridge…

    2 Mar 2016 Alex Hunt MW
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    Blind leading the blind?

    Joss Fowler (pictured) wrote several revelatory articles for us a few months ago and muses below on the topic of our recent poll - results now…

    11 Jan 2016 Guest contributor
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    What do you think about blind tasting?

    12 January See the overwhelming results of this poll in Consumers prefer commentators to taste blind.31 December We suspect you may well have had some…

    31 Dec 2015 Team JR
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    Sniffing stones and other tasting notes

    3 December 2015 Since there has been a revival of interest in the concept of minerality on our members' forum recently, I thought it might be fun to…

    3 Dec 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Behind the scenes as a wine judge

    Australian wine competitions are a notorious proving ground for the wine industry. For producers, they offer the opportunity of winning trophies for…

    25 Nov 2015 Richard Hemming MW
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    Correlating scores and the scorers

    Fine-wine merchant Joss Fowler comes off the fence on the question of scoring wines. See also his earlier articles on What Bordeaux did for Barolo and…

    18 Aug 2015 Guest contributor
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    The aesthetics of wine

    19 Mar 2015  In view of Ferran's very interesting article Is wine a tasting note or a drawing? published earlier this week about 'drawing' rather than…

    19 Mar 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Is wine a tasting note or a drawing?

    In 1983, Howard Garner, psychologist and Harvard professor, presented a new model to explain intelligence, differentiating nine independent kinds of…

    18 Mar 2015 Ferran Centelles
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    Winemaking comes back down to earth

    The last few weeks have been better than most for wine stories in the British press. First, the Daily Mail ran a piece in which a wine expert tasted…

    4 Aug 2014 Alex Hunt MW
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    Seeing the truth about scoring

    Everything is relative. Take, for example, scoring 20/20. For eyesight it’s considered merely normal; for wine it is anything but. Furthermore,…

    17 Jun 2014 Richard Hemming MW