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    Oysters, a car chase and a flambadou

    There is a Facebook group called Country Woodsmoke. Its surprisingly diverse members are people as much into outdoor cooking as us lot here are into…

    16 Aug 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Adrift on a sea of pink

    See this guide for links to all the articles in our 2018 coverage of rosé wines. Lesson learned: don’t underestimate the grapevine of the south of…

    20 Jul 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Bordeaux's 2017 en primeur campaign – how did it go?

    Jonathan Reeve of Wine Owners, who assembled the proto-prices table in What price Bordeaux 2017?, sums up this year’s Bordeaux en primeur campaign. …

    19 Jun 2018 Guest contributor
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    Davenport the quiet hero

    This is English Wine Week and we are marking it with a series of articles about English wine, many of them by Tam. Here's the first. Keep visiting …

    28 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Why isn't there more demand for organic wine?

    Inspired by this Long Read on natural wine in last Tuesday's Guardian, Saussignac winemaker Caro Feely of Château Feely* wrings her hands. With the…

    21 May 2018 Guest contributor
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    Twenty years a wine buyer

    Simon Field MW bought wine for Berry Bros & Rudd for 20 years. He looks back fondly. See Richard's assessment of Chapoutier's top 2017s tomorrow. ‘Il…

    7 May 2018 Guest contributor
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    How not to eat out

    I’ve got to get this off my chest. Londoners may have heard of the hot new restaurant opening, Hide in a vast site on Piccadilly with the same Russian…

    1 May 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    ​Diary of a dream – part 15

    Neophyte Slovenian vigneron Chris Boiling continues revealing the stuff that no other winemaker or vineyard owner talks about… I’ve never been so…

    10 Apr 2018 Guest contributor
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    Blending – do this at home?

    Don't do this at home but the other day I blended a Napa Cab with a Barolo, and enjoyed the results. The previous night I had opened a bottle of Elvio…

    9 Apr 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Coriander – stink bugs and soap

    My second-eldest sister and my aunt loathe the leafy herb called coriander (or cilantro). The sister says it tastes like stink bugs and the aunt,…

    3 Apr 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    François Lurton's greener grapes

    ‘I have been travelling the world for nearly 25 years, and I do not remember a year in which the weather patterns have been so disruptive to the…

    13 Mar 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Austria with an Indian accent

    Wine with spice is the proverbial Gordian knot when it comes to food and wine matching. The most adversarial aspect of the knot is chilli – or, more…

    7 Mar 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Right time, right place

    When the level of farm mud on and in our car gets to a point at which it might rival our neighbour’s tractor, we haul it off for an inside-out valet…

    26 Feb 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    52 grapes out of your comfort zone

    Comfort will ruin your life. So says Bill Eckstrom in his TED talk on comfort, change and growth. We stop growing – and start to stagnate – if we…

    20 Feb 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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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