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    A wine taster tastes coffee

    There are two things most frequently on the tip of my tongue: wine, and the words to describe it. Conjuring up tasting notes that join creativity with…

    27 Jul 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Year in the vines - part 22

    Viticulture is a growth business. At this time of year especially, the plants are shooting up like junkies. With 50 hyperactive acres to attend to,…

    24 Jul 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Richard goes to Croatia - the tasting notes

    Morphologically chastened by the editorial department for Richard goes to Croatia, I hereby present a pun-free account of the tastings encountered on…

    20 Jul 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Richard goes to Croatia

    Croatia, land of plenty: landscape, culture, wine, truffles, olive oil and consonants. Her only paucity, in fact, is vowels. Prplxngly, mny sntncs lk…

    15 Jul 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Languedoc-Roussillon tasting notes

    Here at last is our long-trailed collection of tasting notes on the vast twin wine regions of Languedoc and Roussillon. Although it includes notes on…

    10 Jul 2009 Jancis Robinson Tamlyn Currin Richard Hemming MW Victoria Daskal
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    Richard goes to Austria

    The Austrians don't do things by halves. Unless you count sweet wines. Otherwise, as I discovered on a recent trip to the Niederösterreich region, no…

    6 Jul 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    What to buy at Wine Rack

    Since rumours abound that the Thresher/Wine Rack group is in trouble, for some of the reasons addressed in this thread in members' forum, it seems…

    19 Jun 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Year in the vines - part 21

    It has been six weeks since my last visit to Gusbourne Estate, so I wondered how different it would be down there. The people, at least, hadn’t…

    18 Jun 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Greeks make an impression

    The Turks had considerable coverage of their wines last week, so some would argue it is only fair to give the Greeks a turn now. See below. As…

    11 Jun 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Virgin on value

    Richard Hemming recently tasted these offerings from Virgin Wines, now a subsidiary of Direct Wines, owned by the Laithwaite family. CHAMPAGNE…

    22 May 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    2007 vintage ports - Part 1

    See Part 2, my notes on 36 2007 vintage ports - JR Three port companies - Fladgate, Symington and Noval - shared a room last week to declare…

    12 May 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Vega Sicilia

    Robersons once again executed a London coup du vin by hosting a Vega Sicilia tasting featuring the winemaker, owner, and of course the real stars of…

    11 May 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    The Co-op - full disclosure

    Below are tasting notes on wines shown last week by UK retailer the Co-operative (trying to throw off its old name of 'the Co-op'), arranged by…

    4 May 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Year in the vines - part 20

    I spent my day in the Gusbourne vineyard this week performing what essentially amounts to an Enhanced Interrogation Technique for vines. Having had…

    1 May 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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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