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    Wine expertise – the perfect present?

    As Christmas fast approaches, and gifts that can be ordered at the click of a button – without being dependent on delivery services – take on special…

    14 Dec 2017 Team JR
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    Assorted sweet and strong TNs

    This rather random collection of 19 tasting notes is grouped according to whether they are fortified or not, and presented in descending score order.…

    7 Dec 2017 Team JR
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    California fundraiser tasting in pictures

    See also Jancis's tasting notes taken at this tasting.We're thrilled to report that our California wine tasting in London on Saturday night raised a…

    4 Dec 2017 Team JR
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    Taste bright lights from California

    3 December 2017 It was a hugely enjoyable evening and tasting and we raised about £10,000 thanks to everyone's generosity. We will be reporting in…

    3 Dec 2017 Team JR
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    Sorry about our forum!

    Many apologies that our Members' forum has been temporarily offline since lunchtime on Tuesday 21 November. We are in the process of upgrading the…

    22 Nov 2017 Team JR
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    ​London wine tasting for California fire victims

    On the evening of Saturday 2 December we are hosting a tasting of fine California wines in London to raise as much money as possible for those most…

    2 Nov 2017 Team JR
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    Barbaresco Night in pictures

    See also Jancis's tasting notes.Last Sunday night we held our eighth London wine tasting event at Caravan King's Cross with 100 keen tasters attending…

    19 Oct 2017 Team JR
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    New Douro tasting – half-price ticket offer

    Twenty-four winemakers from the Douro Valley will be in London next month and, as last year, the organisers are offering Purple Pagers a discount on…

    18 Oct 2017 Team JR
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    Ragbag of recent Germans

    We have published a plethora of German tasting notes recently. See, for instance, our guides to German 2016s and German 2015s in which most of our…

    27 Sep 2017 Team JR
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    Announcing our first Barbaresco Night

    14 September 2017  Tickets for Barbaresco Night go on general sale today, although there are currently fewer than 20 remaining. Once sold out, we will…

    14 Sep 2017 Team JR
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    Summer quiz – answers and winners

    We are delighted to announce the five winners of our summer quiz, part of the Australian Women in Wine celebrations. Contestants were required to…

    31 Aug 2017 Team JR
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    VDP Grosse Lagen unveiled

    Germany's VDP association of top wine growers recently published this list of superior vineyard sites and they are currently working on creating…

    29 Aug 2017 Team JR
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    Waitrose – 25% off again

    From tomorrow until Friday 8 September, UK retailer Waitrose, the one who kills us tasters with kindness via the number of wines shown at their…

    29 Aug 2017 Team JR
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    Summer quiz – win tickets to big Australian tasting in London

    27 August 2017 Our quiz is now closed. We will be assessing all the answers over the next few days and expect to report on the winners, and the…

    27 Aug 2017 Team JR
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    London for wine lovers 2017

    Here is a completely revised and updated guide to London for wine lovers. The city continues to offer a huge range of wine-related diversions, and…

    7 Aug 2017 Team JR