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  • Article Tasting articles

    Berrys – not too crusty

    A famous UK and HK wine merchant's spring and summer selection reviewed. The UK’s venerable St James’s wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd, currently said…

    14 Jun 2019 Tim Jackson MW
  • Article Wines of the week

    Dom Maby, Prima Donna 2017/18 Tavel

    From €9.34, £11.50, $13.89 Find this wine For those of us in the northern hemisphere, summer is on its way, signalling what has become the rosé…

    31 May 2019 Tim Jackson MW
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    Tawny port – the ideal age?

    10, 20, 30, 40 or more years in cask? Tim suggests which is the optimum age for wood-matured port. Last year, Julia provided an in-depth review of…

    28 May 2019 Tim Jackson MW
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    Vin Santo – an immersion in diversity

    A detailed look at one of Tuscany's most distinctive, if varied, wines. Umbria specialises in it too. While Walter was tasting through the Chianti…

    22 May 2019 Tim Jackson MW
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    Cru Bourgeois Night

    Book now for our first-ever bordeaux tasting. Prices for top bordeaux may be rising beyond the means of many of us (see Bordeaux 2018 – proto-prices),…

    16 May 2019 Tim Jackson MW
  • Article Don't quote me

    Dial M for...

    Sicily's table wines may be riding high but the island's most famous fortified wine is in the doldrums, laments Tim. See also his tasting notes. …

    7 May 2019 Tim Jackson MW
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    Marsala demystified

    See also Tim’s cri de coeur about how complicated and under-promoted marsala is. Now, on with the story. To make sense of marsala, a brief explanation…

    7 May 2019 Tim Jackson MW
  • Article Wines of the week

    Mendel Semillon 2017 Mendoza

    Tim's infatuation with Sémillon continues ... to our benefit. From 570 pesos, £12.95, 149 Swedish kronor, $16.99, CA$36.99 Find this wine I have…

    26 Apr 2019 Tim Jackson MW
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    Cálem – explaining port brilliantly

    A sound recommendation for any visitor to Oporto. See also today's account of Ferreira's vintage ports back to 1847. Porto, Oporto in English, is a…

    15 Apr 2019 Tim Jackson MW