Today my fellow English wine writer Steven Spurrier turns 70. This is quite surprising in view of how youthful he looks. I would normally use this anniversary as an excuse to write a profile of...
Warren Winiarski ’s wait is over. The Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars founder has been elected to the 2009 Vintners Hall of Fame, one year after fellow Judgment of Paris ‘winner’ Miljenko ‘...
I have to eat humble pie. I never thought that a movie based on Steven Spurrier's Judgment of Paris tasting in 1976 would see the light of day.
But here it is - or at least here is the online...
Last week the entire Trefethen family – Janet, John and their 20ish children Loren and Hayley – decamped from their winery in the new Oak Knoll AVA to London to receive an award at...
On Thursday morning listeners to the BBC’s landmark morning news programme Today were told that France’s top wine producers might be “rather miffed” by the results of the major...
I feel I have written so much (too much, you may well think) about the recent Judgment of Paris re-run California v Bordeaux tasting, being one of only nine people to have tasted the...
Okay, here’s the inside story of the famous Paris re-run, if you’re not thoroughly bored with it all by now.
It was not the first re-run (these have happened before)...
Lots of excitement and modified surprise over the results of last night’s Judgment of Paris II tasting of California wines with top bordeaux and white burgundies.
Here are my tasting notes, as taken last night, in the raw. I shall be giving more behind-the-scenes detail from my ringside seat at this surprising event in purple prose. See inside...
Last night’s re-run of the famous Judgment of Paris 1976 California v Bordeaux tasting was, much to general surprise, another walkover for California. Exactly the same Cabernet...
David Graves, Saintsbury, Carneros:
Today's Wall Street Journal had a front-page story on the re-creation/re-staging/re-enactment of the famous/infamous Judgment of...
On Monday 16 Feb at 9pm, BBC4 will be showing the first of three hour-long episodes of Wine , a new tv series which I hope will eventually find an audience outside the UK too. The first episode,...
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