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    Year in the vines - part 17

    As the bright winter sun rose over Appledore this week, a sheen of hoarfrost was slowly unveiled, twinkling across the Kentish côtes like glittery…

    14 Jan 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Dauga of Bordeaux

    As we plunge into the tasting necessary to complete our forthcoming detailed survey of 2007 burgundies, here's a follow-up to yesterday's round up of…

    9 Jan 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    More Rhône 2007 tasting notes

    See this guide to 2007 Rhône tasting notes on this site. These 23 tasting notes are additional to our notes already published on 100 Northern Rhône…

    26 Dec 2008 Richard Hemming MW Jancis Robinson
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    Year in the vines - part 16

    My day in the vineyard this week felt like a grey-scale rendered version of reality. A heavy slate sky had leached all the colour from the fields and…

    19 Dec 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Rueda today

    If asked to name a popular Spanish white wine, I would guess that many non-Spaniards would think first of Albariño, the signature wine of the Rías…

    11 Dec 2008 Richard Hemming MW
  • Article Don't quote me

    The psychology of tasting

    State-of-mind is a complex affair. Unfortunately, my formal knowledge of psychology goes no further than that somewhat bland brushstroke of a…

    8 Dec 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Year in the vines - part 15

    Few sights can be more classically bucolic, surely, than a handful of shotgun cartridges kept for safekeeping in a case of local bitter, as pictured…

    5 Dec 2008 Richard Hemming MW
  • Article Tasting articles

    New Douro offerings

    These wines were shown at a ‘New Douro’ tasting in London at the end of October. UK importers and occasionally retailers are given along with…

    4 Dec 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Hemming's round-up

    The following tasting notes are compiled from several different tastings held in London in September and October by various importers and…

    24 Nov 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Year in the vines - part 14

    Three months have now passed since I started as a vineyard worker at Gusbourne Estate. During those months I have rubbed buds, wound wires, blown…

    21 Nov 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Acker's second HK outing

    The results from Acker Merrall & Condit’s recent auction previewed here, contrast somewhat with their first attempt to capitalise on Hong Kong’s…

    18 Nov 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Hong Kong - the grand plan

    Part one of this report gave an overview of the Hong Kong wine market. This part takes a closer look at what the duty cut really means in turning…

    12 Nov 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Hong Kong – an introduction

    On 27 Feb this year, duty rates on all alcohol except spirits were abolished in Hong Kong in a move intended to establish the city as a fine wine hub…

    11 Nov 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Majestic's winning streak ends

    British wine warehouse chain Majestic Wine announced its half-yearly results today, featuring a slide in profitablity that reflects the grim economic…

    10 Nov 2008 Richard Hemming MW
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    Year in the vines - part 13

    The weeks after harvest plod on like a protracted hangover. There is a deadened sense of pace at Gusbourne Estate as the days get darker and the…

    7 Nov 2008 Richard Hemming MW