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    A New Year Champagne Guide

    When researching my annual Christmas wine features for the Financial Times, I was struck by how stable prices of most wines at the bottom and in the…

    27 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    Sweet and fortified wines for Christmas 2002

    Our digestive systems must get the most terrible shock at this time of year. Bodies which for the last 11 months at least have been virtuously kept…

    20 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    And now... healthy white wine

    The most surprising thing about news reported in the current New Scientist that a white wine as high in health-giving polyphenols as a red has been…

    19 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    What is rioja?

    In an effort to stir up a bit of interest in their wines, the rioja producers put on a tasting recently here in London to which each exporter…

    18 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    Congratulations to Nick

    The current edition of hot (Harpers On Trade) the determinedly trendy magazine about the British restaurant business, devotes a major section (seven…

    18 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    New Limoux reds - but not the most obvious ones

    I was glad to learn the other day that Limoux in the high country inland of Corbières in the Pyrenean foothills in the south of France was to be…

    16 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    Christmas reds

    Last year at this time I concentrated on recommending red burgundy and other forms of Pinot Noir as I have a bee in my bonnet about this style of…

    13 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    Five of the best

    We have a new editor at the Weekend FT who has just started but promised to shake things up quite a bit. At very short notice she asked us…

    9 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    Top white burgundy for the festive season - and a few clones of it

    Enough of value. A fig for a best buy. Here are some suggestions for truly sumptuous, luxurious,…

    6 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    Rhône vignerons have it both ways in 2002

    The French may be making lots of noise about trying to upgrade quality and make the appellation system really mean something, but it seems that a spot…

    3 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    Becoming a wine star in Moscow

    Three years ago Juliana Grigorieva, a diminutive 27-year-old Muscovite, had never tasted wine. Last year she won Russia's second-ever national…

    29 Nov 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    Damp despatch from Piemonte

    Rain makes vignerons sad and truffle hunters happy so make what you will of my damp experiences filming here. I don't think I have been offered Alba's…

    24 Nov 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    Napa and that Conaway book

    James Conaway is not the most popular man in California's Napa Valley. He has now written not just one but two books decrying various aspects of this…

    22 Nov 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    Burgundy update

    Over the weekend of Les Trois Glorieuses in November, when the world arrives in the Côte d'Or, there was much talking up of the 2002 vintage with…

    21 Nov 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    Thresher clear-out

    I went to a tasting of selected wines from Thresher / Wine Rack / Bottoms Up / Haddows wine stores yesterday and found it in general a rather…

    17 Nov 2002 Jancis Robinson