The Purple Pages digest – February


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 at 10 years ago
  • highlights from our events calendar
  • and free access to two Purple Pages articles from the preceding month.

FEBRUARY was a short month packed with plenty of articles. The en primeur baton passed from Burgundy to the Rhône, and other subjects included Germany, the Jura, Portugal, Argentina and Champagne. Here are some of the highlights:



MARCH hails another flurry of writing on all things wine, including:



  • Over 120 Loire wines, tasted and rated
  • Jancis reporting on curios from Albania and Kosovo
  • Five more tasting articles to complete Julia's Portuguese tasting marathon
  • A comprehensive look at some of the best wines of South Africa
  • Jancis tastes 50 vintages of Henschke's Hill of Grace
  • Latest offerings from NZ's Gimblett Gravels
  • and despatches from Jancis as she whizzes around Australia and the US

FROM THE ARCHIVE - here are some stories from February 2003:



... and don't forget our free wine events diary for March includes plenty of temptations, including some in aid of Wine Relief: