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    Great value Spanish reds

    Once a year in London there's a large generic tasting of wines from Spain at which most serious UK importers of Spanish wine show their wares. (In…

    21 Apr 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    From Kosovo, Georgia, India, Oz

    When I first encountered it, I remember thinking Australian Shiraz/Viognier was the weirdest thing I had ever heard of. At the tasting I report on…

    17 Apr 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Oddbins - current favourites?

    'Get the basics right - that includes the staff, it includes the product, it includes the price - we get those three things right - actually that's…

    6 Apr 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Wine? Just add water

    In a worldwide exclusive, we give you news of an astonishing innovation in wine technology. In the latest edition of the investment series Dragon's…

    1 Apr 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Australia's Italian varieties

    As a bridge between last week's plethora of Italian tasting notes and this week's more varied offerings (which include a look at how 2006 burgundies…

    30 Mar 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Year in the vines - part 19

    The worst job I ever had was on a municipal landfill near Bedford. It was literally rubbish. What had once been a stone quarry became so overfilled…

    27 Mar 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Independent enthusiasm for ASDW

    Rallying support for independent wine merchants (Fingal Rock's shop window in Monmouth is shown here) is a common thread amongst internet wine fora –…

    26 Mar 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    A host of 2006 Tuscans

    Below are two large collections of tasting notes on some of the most food-friendly wines in the world, the first Chianti Classico 2006 Riservas…

    25 Mar 2009 Walter Speller Richard Hemming MW Jancis Robinson
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    Brumont, Montus and Bouscassé

    If mediocrity is one of wine's most cardinal sins, then Alain Brumont of Chx Montus and Bouscassé in deepest south west France is one of its saving…

    12 Mar 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Brazil - a world player in wine?

    My hard disc is groaning with pictures of vineyards. Trellised to terraced, sunbaked to moonlit, verdurous to naked. When I visited Brazil last month,…

    9 Mar 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Best Brazilian wines

    The tasting notes below are a brief representative sample of the wide range of producers, varieties and styles that I tried on my recent trip (see…

    9 Mar 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Year in the vines - part 18

    I was back amidst the vines this week after an enforced four week hiatus. The enforcement was entirely beyond my control: each time I tried to go…

    6 Mar 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Burgundy's grandest premiers crus

    London wine merchant Roberson has a reputation for holding fine tasting events, as discussed on the forum here. Their latest was an intriguing…

    2 Mar 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Italian round-up

    The notes below are a snapshot comparison of three UK importers as viewed through their Italian wines. The selection was deliberately random, to get a…

    26 Feb 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    A rosy foretaste of summer

    With snow still lying on the ground outside in London, a tasting of southern French rosés was seasonally anachronistic but all the more enjoyable for…

    19 Feb 2009 Richard Hemming MW