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You wait ages for Penfolds wines, and then they all come along... numbered like London buses. Bin 150, from Chigwell Row to Becontree Heath. Bin 138 from Coney Hall to Bromley. Bin 169 from...

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The indefatigable Penfolds winemaker Peter Gago was in London earlier this summer to show the latest wines from the Penfolds stable, including Grange 2007 from one of Gago's more challenging...

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I do realise that I am ridiculously spoilt, I promise, in terms of the wine tastings I am invited to. This can make a wine writer horribly blasé, and it does take quite a lot to lure me over or...

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Here is a short film taken at a quite amazing tasting and dinner held in Paris at the end of June where a very few lucky tasters, including me (and both singer/Etna vintner Mick Hucknall and wine...

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Bin 389, first produced by Max Schubert in 1960, has been variously described as ‘baby Grange’ or the more offensive ‘poor-man’s Grange’. It’s certainly a lot less expensive...

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Below are my tasting notes from last Friday's showing of Penfolds latest releases of its so-called Luxury and Icon wines, including the exceptional 2004 Grange.  I have given some background...

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See also tasting notes on 22 great vintages of Grange to be published tomorrow. In time for their big sale today, Christie's hosted a Penfolds Masterclass, featuring special wines from the 1990...

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This morning at the Penfolds cellar door at Magill outside Adelaide Australians were able to buy the just-released latest representatives of Penfolds’  ‘luxury and icon...

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Penfolds recently launched the latest available vintages of what they call their Luxury and Icon wines. Tasting conditions were hardly ideal - a very small, very warm ‘room’ on the...

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Twenty years ago Barry McDonald, then a young New Zealander and probably the best waiter I ever employed, knocked on the door of the invariably untidy office at the top of my restaurant. He...

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Australia’s most established maker of investment quality red wine is, for the first time, offering futures - in two very special bottlings from the 2004 vintage . They may benefit...

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    Matt, USA:   This is a question for Jim from Australia...

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I thought you might be interested in the results of a discussion I had the other day with Heston Blumenthal, chef-prop of The Fat Duck at Bray, one of Britain's most talented, innovative and...

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The American wine magazine Wine & Spirits may be less well known than the Wine Spectator, but it is extremely well done with many features of real interest to the quality-conscious (as...

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Amazingly, this article represents the 10,000th published on JancisRobinson.com since its tentative beginnings in late 2000. It would seem we really are mad enough to publish an average of more...

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