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    Pisco war – no end in sight

    Maximiliano Morales reports on a bitter South American trade dispute. Many wine-drinking visitors to Chile find themselves beguiled by the local…

    19 Mar 2019 Guest contributor
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    Vermouth, just a spoonful of sugar...

    It's not just wine here, you know. There’s a quiet revival going on in unexpected corners of the wine world. It’s a revival of a wine so old-fashioned…

    19 Feb 2019 Tamlyn Currin
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    Tea with spirit

    Newcastle upon Tyne, in the far north east of England, is not known for the finer things in life. You can expect pease pudding (heavily boiled yellow…

    6 Aug 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Warner Edwards – farming gin

    Tam tells a spirited tale to coincide with the first day of the Chelsea Flower Show in London (and the second day of the London Wine Fair). Falls…

    22 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Ireland's answer to Normandy

    They come from cork but not from bark. They come from trees, but not from marc. It’s wine of ice; not ice, nor wine. It’s port in spirit; not place…

    12 Mar 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Ginning widely

    There are tired terraced houses, grey flats, black and blue plastic council bins. Chocolate wrappers drift in the gutters, and coiled barbed wire…

    23 Feb 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Sake - a second helping

    See also Vintage port and sake.One evening earlier this month, the evening after the vintage port tasting described in Vintage ports of the eighties -…

    30 Mar 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Gins that do good

    On this St Patrick's Day we continue our occasional series on drinks other than wine - not Irish whiskey this time but a fascinating round-up of…

    17 Mar 2017 Guest contributor
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    Single malts diversify

    American food, wine, spirits and travel writer Brian Freedman reports on what's been happening in the world of Scotch whisky. From the outside, the…

    2 Aug 2016 Guest contributor
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    Tea - the other terroir drink

    In our occasional series Drinks not wine, Jameel Lalani of tea importer Lalani and Co explains how understanding wine can help you understand tea.…

    9 May 2016 Guest contributor
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    Vermouth takes off

    American food, wine, spirits and travel writer Brian Freedman shares his enthusiasm for a whole new drinks category. My wife and I still refer to a…

    24 Feb 2016 Guest contributor
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    Whiskey business in America

    Philadelphia-based Brian Freedman, photographed here by Shinsuke Matsukawa, shares his thoughts on the burgeoning American whiskey scene. Brian…

    1 Jan 2016 Guest contributor
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    The liver-cleansing gin from Brighton

    Richard writes: This article inaugurates a brand new category of articles here on JancisRobinson.com, called Drinks not wine. It is intended to…

    31 Dec 2015 Guest contributor