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Here you can find all my articles published in the Financial Times every Saturday, the bi-monthly articles I syndicate to every continent, together with all the other news and views I think deserve to be read by as many wine lovers as possible.

This year I was tasked with tasting the samples offered en primeur from the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux. It was widely regarded as the worst growing season in a long, long time - but I am assured it was pure coincidence that Jancis and Julia were unable to attend themselves. [Read Bordeaux en. More...
17 April 2014 - I was reminded of this candidate for our Throwback Thursday feature by fine-wine trader and blogger Joss Fowler of Vinolent.net who included a reference to it in his recent brief interview with the man behind the Judgment of Paris, and was so traduced in the movie. More...
The Chinese have been known for years as red-wine consumers, as underlined by the title of the recent, award-winning film Red Obsession . Recent research conducted on behalf of Vinexpo claims that 'China is now the largest red wine consuming nation on earth, consuming even more red wine than. More...
16 Apr - The 40 further responses served only to underline the preferences outlined below. We are also very grateful for your individual comments.  Thank you very much indeed to the 120 of you Purple Pagers so far who have taken the trouble to answer yesterday's survey . I am. More...
Sarah Washington, tireless campaigner against the Mosel bridge (click on the tag at the end of the article), reports that an astonishing film report was aired on SWR Landesschau Rheinland-Pfalz last Friday 11 April 2014. It was called Hochmoselbrücke nicht standsicher (High Mosel Bridge not. More...
Levi Dalton, ex New York sommelier and host of the podcast I'll Drink to That! , could not be more of an enthusiast for Piemonte's finest wines. As preparation for my article on the growth of interest in Barolo , I therefore asked him for his comments and how these wines are currently viewed by. More...
See our tasting notes in Does Barolo 2010 live up to the hype? and Other Piemontese on offer… . Now that the world's wine collectors are no longer falling over themselves to stock up on bordeaux en primeur, Britain's traditional wine merchants are having to think of. More...
11 April 2014  - Matthew Hemming MW (no relation to our Richard Hemming) of Averys tells me that they are planning a tasting of 2013s for their customers on 8 May. 10 April 2014 - Our Throwback Thursday re-publication today serves to demonstrate how things have changed in terms of. More...
See my full tasting notes on all 53 wines . I got an email recently from a friend in France who had just lunched with world-famous but reclusive Meursault producer Jean-François Coche of Coche-Dury. Could I get hold of some Chinese wine, he pleaded, because Jean-François is. More...
Today is the first day of Bordeaux 2013 primeurs week. For a really detailed look at the 2013 growing-season weather he describes as 'awful', see  Professor Denis Dubourdieu's 10-page report  (in English). Note that he is very enthusiastic indeed about the dry whites, quite enthusiastic. More...
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