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I spent a couple of magical days on the Tuscan coast recently, and describe the high point in Sassicaia in magnum - the perfect perk? The pièce de resistance was Friday lunch in a ruined...

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See related tasting notes . We British have a thing about eating out of doors. We love it. I remember our French neighbour being utterly bemused by our sitting outside to eat lunch...

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You may gather from yesterday's report from Tuscany that Sassicaia have a very special winemaking recipe. In the video below, Dr Sebastiano Rosa (who, to judge from his beard, appears to have...

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On the evening of the day that Jancis tasted Sassicaia back to 1975 , West London wine merchant Roberson organised another tasting with Dr Sebastiano Rosa, technical director, and stepson of the...

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As you will see from my enthusiastic scores in Sassicaia back to 1975 , I was recently treated to a great tasting organised by UK importers Armit at Lena restaurant in London of a dozen...

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I was lucky enough to taste the dozen best vintages of Sassicaia recently, as decided by technical director, and stepson of the publicity-shy owner Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta, Dr Sebastiano...

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What does the word Dartmoor mean to you? If you’re British but don’t know Devon, it may conjure up visions of swirling mists and escapees from its famously isolated prison. If you are rather...

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Our first four hours on Skye, the wild, windswept island off the north-west coast of Scotland, were shrouded in mist. Not the self-inflicted kind that would follow an overfamiliar acquaintance...

American wine websites specialising in value are a bit thin on the ground. As are those from anywhere that are light hearted without being irritating. www.drvino.net manages to combine both...

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While Sicily is in a state of wine revolution (see Sicily - Italy's new California ), there are signs that vinous Sardinia may at last be waking up too. Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta of...

As anyone who keeps up with goings-on in Italy via wine news here knows, the Maremma is currently a hotbed of vinous activity with potential and actual vineyard land changing hands at a dizzying...

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It was while visiting Tenuta San Guido , the Tuscan estate responsible for Sassicaia, that I realised the extraordinary fact that there may be more subtle Cabernet being made in Italy today...

Any time spent in Italy is a bonus and a few days earlier this month taught me a lot, not least about how downbeat most Italian wine producers seem to feel about the current market....

This is the first time since I started writing about wine in 1975 that wine has seemed so frivolous. But then it is also capable of giving succour and cheer. Wines for an era of austerity...

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