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    Ambition in Marlborough

    To European colonists, the Marlborough region in New Zealand must have looked ideal for grape-growing: striking hillsides offering every thinkable…

    16 Nov 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Diary of an MW student - part 3

    After my last diary entry, bemoaning the financial perils of juggling self-employment, loan applications and the MW course fees, I received a…

    4 Nov 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Pinotage - misunderstood?

    Richard Hemming kicks off a week that will see quite a number of tasting notes on some of South Africa's most exciting wines. To find out more about…

    2 Nov 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Asda Extra Special

    One of the perils of writing about any subject is losing touch. Wine writing seems especially susceptible to being irrelevant, with its internal…

    23 Oct 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Getting fit for the World Cup

    Look out for our forthcoming report on some of South Africa's exciting new wines. At last, the opportunity to combine football, fine wine and…

    21 Oct 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    M&S - autumn tasting

    Richard Hemming and I tackled the 130 wines shown by UK retailer Marks & Spencer two weeks ago.  His tasting notes are appended '(RH)'. This was a…

    16 Oct 2009 Jancis Robinson Richard Hemming MW
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    Diary of an MW student - part 2

    My fate is sealed. Last week came the letter that was pleased to let me know that I have been accepted to join the education plan of the Institute of…

    14 Oct 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    100 Chileans of note

    I am struck, tasting some of the more striking current offerings from Chile, by how very fluid the wine landscape there is. I found myself…

    7 Oct 2009 Jancis Robinson Richard Hemming MW
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    Laithwaites - what's to hide?

    Laithwaites celebrate their fortieth year of trading this year, an era that has seen them grow from a man-and-van operation to a global network of…

    6 Oct 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Yalumba - wines that last

    The notes below encompass a cross-section of styles and vintages within the range of family-owned Souith Australian Yalumba. Classic Barossa red is…

    25 Sep 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Tous les neufs - Burgundy 2009

    Here's a brief report direct from Burgundy’s heartland, where cellars and vineyards are currently rattling and humming with the sights, sounds and…

    24 Sep 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    O W Loeb - some current offerings

    Below are notes on a few dozen current offerings from UK importers O W Loeb, together with news of one member of their stable, Crawford River. Those…

    11 Sep 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Germany's 2008s - Part 4

    Yesterday was the day that we were officially allowed to review Germany's 2008 Grosses Gewächs wines. Michael Schmidt has been diligently tasting a…

    2 Sep 2009 Jancis Robinson Richard Hemming MW
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    Eight Tuscan verticals

    My recent visit to Tuscany with a group of international journalists for a set of vertical tastings was full of ups and downs: the ranges of hills…

    27 Aug 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Year in the vines - the end

    A year has now passed since my first vineyard dispatch on 14 Aug 2008 [three weeks before our dramatic site redesign even - JR]. I have bud-rubbed,…

    14 Aug 2009 Richard Hemming MW