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    Addio, Bruno Giacosa

    Bruno Giacosa, one of Italy’s most admired winemakers, died a week last Sunday at the age of 88. Famous for being a man of few words as well as for…

    31 Jan 2018 Walter Speller
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    Turkish delights, MS challenges

    Turkish-born Isa Bal MS was for long the sommelier at The Fat Duck but has recently given that up in order to grow his hair and travel more. We caught…

    26 Jan 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    A surfeit of German wine guides

    How many wine guides does a country need? Well, if that country is Germany, apparently quite a lot. Or so one might be led to believe if one goes by…

    23 Jan 2018 Michael Schmidt
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    Book reviews – stories 2

    Truth can be stranger than fiction. We have a bit of both in these two final book reviews. For all the rest, see Book reviews 2017 – a guide.  In Vino…

    5 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews – stories 1

    These three very different autobiographies from three totally different lives have two things in common: relentless hard work, and exhaustion. Is it…

    4 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – new Old World

    Georgia, Croatia and Hungary have a long history of winemaking. I could have put these books with the Old World reviews, but it many ways it seems…

    3 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – New World

    See more reviews in Book reviews 2017 – a guide.  The Wines of Canada Rod Phillips Published by Infinite Ideas ISBN 9781908984982 £30, $40, CA$52 …

    2 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – Old World

    See Book reviews 2017 – a guide for other reviews.  Hermitage Chave Héritage Thierry Weber Published by Tonnerre de l’Est ISBN 9782954031675 €29 …

    29 Dec 2017 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – looking back

    See Book reviews 2017 – a guide for other reviews.  9000 Years of Wine A world history Rod Phillips Published by Whitecap ISBN 9781770502406 £14,…

    28 Dec 2017 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – looking forward

    Looking forward is about positive trends and the ever stronger commitment to environmental stewardship. For the many book reviews published last week,…

    27 Dec 2017 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – rocket science

    While Miss GlouGlou may maintain that wine is not rocket science, there are a few erudite minds out there unafraid to embrace the complexity of wine.…

    26 Dec 2017 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – food (and wine)

    Flavour and taste provoke, challenge, unite and divide. Five authors meet us across the table here, two to get us eating, one to get us cooking, and…

    22 Dec 2017 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – ABCs part 2

    If the first lot of ABC guides to wine were stocking fillers, these are definitely too big (although I guess that depends on the size of your…

    21 Dec 2017 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – ABCs part 1

    If we're going back to the basic ABCs of wine, there are two excellent stocking fillers here, one for each side of the Atlantic. Lots of fun. The…

    20 Dec 2017 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – fizz part 2

    There are four really good books on champagne here, and each one serves a different purpose, gives a different perspective. I have, however,…

    19 Dec 2017 Tamlyn Currin