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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...
Writing about music, it has been said, is like dancing about architecture. The same might be said for writing about wine tasting. Words are a poor substitute for the electric reactions of your senses when experiencing taste for yourself. I’m well aware that this book review demonstrates writing. More...
The following is a statement by Stephen Wlliams of The Antique Wine Company in response to the lawsuit described in British fine-wine merchant sued over 1787 Yquem. The Antique Wine Company strongly denies all the allegations made against it by Julian LeCraw. Our lawyers have been. More...
Later that same day: Stephen Williams responds here . Lawyers acting for Atlanta real-estate developer Julian LeCraw Jr filed a 59-page complaint last Thursday in Atlanta against the Antique Wine Company of London, AWC Holdings, AWC Global, and the owner Stephen Williams. AWC Global has. More...
Jean-Guillaume Prats' professional life has changed enormously since he walked out of Château Cos d'Estournel on Friday 1 February last year and began his new job at the Paris headquarters of LVMH's wine interests on the Monday. As the public face of Cos, sold to Swiss businessman Michel. 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 Judgement of Paris who 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...
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