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  • Richard Hemming MW
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  • Richard Hemming MW
6 Feb 2013

Every month, we bring you a free digest of the very best bits from from the preceding month, as well as: 
previews of what's to comeflashbacks to the top stories at ten years agoand a few highlights from our events calendar

As of February 2013, we are also allowing free access to two Purple Pages articles from the previous month - see below for this month's selection.

JANUARY was Burgundy month here on, with a round-the-clock effort to taste, upload and edit nearly two thousand tasting notes on the 2011 vintage from that most intriguing region. Everything you need to know about it can be read in Burgundy 2011 - guide to our coverage. Other highlights included:

FEBRUARY brings you the best wine writing across a wide range of subjects, including:

  • A comprehensive tasting record of the 2011 vintage in the Rhône 
  • Alex Hunt MW in defence of longevity
  • Vignettes from the Côte de Beaune
  • A collection of notes on Loire wines
  • The finest kosher wines anywhere?
  • A review of Andrew Caillard MW's film Red Obsession
  • The 47th instalment of Richard's MW diary

FROM THE ARCHIVE - here's what was making the news in January 2003:

... and don't forget our free events diary for February lists wine events to tempt every preference, including: