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Steingarten, and Australian Riesling bargains
19 Feb 2014 by Jancis Robinson
You may not believe this but some wine producers, particularly those who are part of big companies with deep pockets, try to bribe us wine writers. I have never been offered cash, and have no qualms about accepting wine samples (so long as they come in maximum units of two bottles, a back up in case of TCA or similar problems), but a common ploy is to invite us to some major artistic or sporting event. As outlined in our code of ethics , my policy is to decline these invitations. Every year recently the Wimbledon tennis championships has been sponsored by Jacob's Creek (you can't beat a glass of Shiraz to sharpen your...

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