Anyone who has ever flown in to Australia knows how paranoid Australians are about imported insects and germs. Passengers are routinely sprayed before being allowed to disembark on to...
30 May 2012 - Rediscovering this valuable resource, last published in Oct 2011, I feel it is time for a new airing of it - JR While researching material for our forthcoming big grape book ,...
Look out for a plethora of tasting notes on Italy's recent fine vintages next week - JR
It is not every day that one stumbles upon 120-year-old vines, and although Australia has its...
Purple Pager Michael Alberty of Oregon recently had the chance to meet up with Paolo de Marchi of Isole e Olena and quiz him on esca (see A possible cure for esca? to understand why). Here is...
25 Jan - I'm bringing this article to your attention again because there has been a useful recent addition below. My article Esca and friends seemed to generate a great deal of...
Throughout my recent travels tasting the 2011s in Burgundy and the Rhône Valley, in cellars there I encountered worried vignerons. This was not the well-ventilated problem of 2012's demanding...
See also my tasting notes on the current Vigno wines.
As someone who writes wine reference books, I am truly scared by Chile and its unparalleled pace of change. I asked two people to...
The world of wine has one irreplaceable resource and yet I'm not sure how aware most wine drinkers, or even most wine producers, are of it. I refer to seriously old vines, which, in the right...
Greenies might like to know about this First International Symposium on Grapevine which is being organised with great enthusiasm in Lisbon, Portugal 30 June - 3 July, 2003.
The organisers have...
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