The Purple Pages digest – August


Every month, we bring you a free digest of the very best bits from, as well as:
  • previews of what's to come
  • flashbacks to the top stories on 10 years ago
  • highlights from our events calendar
  • and free access to two Purple Pages articles from the preceding month
AUGUST may have been a month off for most of Europe, but we published over 50 articles here on Here are some of the highlights you may have missed:
SEPTEMBER has Team JR tasting widely as the London wine-trade calendar starts again after its summer break. We kicked off with the first dispatch from our new Australian columnist Max Allen and his suggestions for the stars of Australia's next generation. Look out later in the month for the following:
  • Julia's massive Madeira retrospective
  • Anselme Selosse – more than just champagne
  • Chilean wine today
  • Top Spanish sommelier Ferran Centelles' instructions for decanting
  • Michael Schmidt's report on this year's Grosse Gewächse releases
  • A vertical of Ch Cos d'Estournel
FROM THE ARCHIVE: don your rose-tinted spectacles and look at what was hot in August 2003 – the weather in Europe, mostly:
... and don't forget our Events diary for September, which is packed with wine-related activities, including: