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The following assortment of notes was gathered at the annual London showing of wines from Washington and Oregon. Together they are nothing if not diverse, with a broad array of varieties, prices...

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The highlight of the Pacific North West tasting in London earlier this year was a clutch of very fine Cabernet Sauvignons from Champoux vineyard in Washington state. They reinforced my...

It is all too rarely that we see evidence in the UK of what goes on in vineyards and cellars in the Pacific Northwest. However, a recent generic tasting of wines from Washington and Oregon exposed...

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Stateside purple pagers who enjoy bold yet well-mannered wines, can look to Cadaretta, based in Washington state's Walla Walla Valley (the wines are not yet available in the UK). Washington has...

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In a nutshell : Pure, vibrant, well-made varietals. Main grapes : Chardonnay, Riesling (white); Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah (red). The state of Washington in the far Pacific North...

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William Foley II, owner of Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery, Lincourt Vineyards and Firestone Vineyard in Santa Barbara County, and Merus in Napa Valley, has added Three Rivers Winery in...

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This range of Peter Sisseck's wines was tasted last November in London with his nephew Hans Vinding Diers, son of Peter (all Danes, of whom I am very fond, especially since they seem to absorb...

See purple pages for detailed tasting notes and scores of the blind Riesling tasting referred to here and for notes on current Australian Rieslings. It seemed eerily appropriate that...

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Stop laughing at the back. This is a national campaign, run in conjunction with Food From Britain, to promote the sterling (definitely not euro) efforts of those behind English vineyards and their...

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Washington clearly has enormous potential as a wine producer. Its wines have a brightness of fruit and acidity that can be lacking in many a California bottle. Growing conditions in the arid...

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On 10 June, the skies above Napa and Sonoma crackled and boomed with the rare sounds of a spring thunderstorm (image by ~Prescott ). Within 24 hours, the more than 200 lightning strikes in...

José Andrés at Jaleo (pictured), Jamie Leeds at Hank's Oyster Bar and Eric Ziebold at CityZen in the Mandarin Oriental hotel are three chefs in Washington DC united not just by their obvious...

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'Mildew, botrytis (pictured, by Koolbe), blue mould, green mould, you name it, it was everywhere. This is the most difficult vintage I've ever been a part of', said winemaker Sam Spencer, summing...

Much to my regret, only a handful of British wine importers really take American wine seriously. Back in 1980, when the dollar was - not coincidentally - weak, British wine drinkers were...

The wine trade is never quickest off the mark. We published a set of wine consumer New Year's resolutions on the day itself, 1 Jan 2011. But the wine trade tend to extend the New Year holidays...

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