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In the light of our survey at the beginning of the week as to what you wanted us to do about the timing of the publication of Richard's tasting notes on Bordeaux 2013 en primeurs samples, I thought you might be interested in this representative sample of comments. Against delaying. More...
Please note that tomorrow we will start publishing my tasting notes on this much-discussed vintage in Bordeaux. We'll kick off with the most successful wines, the sweet whites. With some trepidation, I present here a selection of Bordeaux 2013 that seemed least impressive to me during my. More...
To keep abreast of the latest releases from Bordeaux, you could do much worse than keep an eye on  Bordoverview.com  which charts prices and how they compare to the 2012 price. Most reductions so far have been, ahem, modest. It is also worth looking at Liv-ex.com and their useful. More...
Calling all Riesling lovers who will be in or near London on the evening of Monday 12 May. Purple Pagers can benefit from a 25% discount and pay just £15 for a ticket to this fantastic Riesling tasting, featuring great wines from all of the following estates around the world. Many of the. More...
As we explained in Bordeaux 2013 primeurs - our plans , Richard was in Bordeaux the week before last tasting the 2013 primeur samples available, blind whenever possible. Three years ago in Primeurs 2010 - when to publish? I tried, and failed, to persuade my fellow wine writers to hold back. More...
Naked Wines recently invaded both Australia and California. Here, chief winemaker Matt Parish, who has worked for a wide range of companies small and, particularly, large, spills the beans about how wines are priced. Of course there is more than a hint of hype about his employers in what he. More...
Cliché | ˈkliːʃeɪ | (also cliche ), noun 1 beginning a journalistic article with a dictionary definition. For what can be said about Bordeaux that has not been said before? Every year, the en primeur campaign generates reams of commentary, analysis, opinion and debate, as. More...
March was the month for China, Hong Kong and Singapore, as Jancis set off on her marathon tour around Asia. Notwithstanding a packed schedule, time differences and jetlag, the website continued to be as busy as ever, with everything from curiosities in Spain to Bordeaux 2004, 10 years on. If. More...
Before my main report on Bordeaux 2013, here are some titillations in the form of snippets of news, gossip and rumour, direct from the spittoon. Rumours abound of a new addition to the Ch Pichon Longueville (Baron)  range, but lips are remaining sealed until September. Talking of new. More...
For tasting notes on the varieties discussed below, see Tasting notes, A-J and  Tasting notes, L-V . Spain is the country with more hectares of vines planted than any other. And although, partly thanks to EU pressures, the total vineyard area has been decreasing quite dramatically over. More...
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