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As the 2014 harvest kicks off in the Napa Valley, Yohan Castaing and I speculate about the size of the 2014 French vintage. But as for quality, all is still to play for - JR....

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Gavin Quinney of Ch Bauduc writes: The flowering has started in Bordeaux and, with any luck, the weather might just be with us for this critical stage of the growing season. What a...

Tags:  Bordeaux 2014

As in 2013 , Roberto de la Mota (pictured below), winemaker and partner at Mendel Wines in Luján de Cuyo, has sent us his vintage report. For those who prefer elegance over mass, 2014 sounds...

Tags:  2014, Argentina

Wine writer and educator Young Shi commutes between London and Shanghai and represents my interests in China. She was rather shaken by what she found on her visit to Barolo last week. Listen...

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This is my final report on what happened on the stage at the MW Florence Symposium  (although see tomorrow's tasting article and also my overview of it on Saturday), my account of the...

Based on a report supplied by Yohan Castaing. Update: Jean-Christophe Mau writes to Jancis to say, 'Bad news for Lesparre and Blaignan Chateaux including Preuillac… I lost between 90%...

Tags:  Bordeaux 2014

Our penultimate article on the MW Florence Symposium is one half of my detailed report on perhaps the most important, or certainly the most genuinely informative, of the sessions. It was...

Yohan Castaing sends this news round-up. May is an extremely important month in France. Not just for the huge number of days off, but for the flowering in the vineyards. In...

Tags:  Burgundy 2014

This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times . See also MWs' collected works - the tasting notes . People often ask me whether I would like to make wine. Being...

The recent MW Symposium in Florence was not all talk. There were two excellent tastings, both organised superbly by my fellow MW student Jane Hunt MW (pictured below), who lives for much of...

Last weekend's election results forced many of us to reflect on the current realities of the European Union. And all the reports coming out of Asia confirm the dramatic slowdown of the Chinese...

My coverage of the Masters of Wine's eighth symposium, held in Florence 15-18 May, continued well into June. You can see the official programme here . Below is a list of our entire coverage,...

At the recent MW Symposium in Florence, David Gleave MW of Liberty Wines was moderator of the session devoted to high-profile Italian producers. His long experience of dealing with Italy clearly...

The first scientifically based session of last weekend's MW Symposium in Florence was entitled ' A new world of wine: how the viticultural map is changing'. This was one eagerly anticipated...

This article was originally published on Purple Pages, in the Don't quote me section reserved for opinion rather than news. We are making it Free for all as part of our Throwback Thursday...

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