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    Latest Platter Guide

    The annual John Platter South African Wine Guide has always been exceptional among specialist wine guides in that it provides useful background, a…

    24 Jan 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    Parker adds to his team

    As predicted on purple pages last November (your turn), Robert Parker has added to his team an expert on Italian wines, Daniel Thomases. I'm thrilled…

    22 Jan 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    For wannabe southern French vignerons

    I received the following press release from a firm in Montpellier specialising in Languedoc real estate. As someone who felt she was virtually the…

    15 Jan 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    Wine Relief - upcoming events

    This year's support for raising funds via wine for Comic Relief in the run up to Red Nose Day on Friday 14 March is more exciting than ever. I'll be…

    12 Jan 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    A useful Champagne Club in London

    One of the best things about the Great Eastern Hotel, the Conran conversion of the old railway hotel at Liverpool Street station, is Frenchwoman…

    6 Jan 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    Edinburgh wine tasting for Wine Relief

    Rose Murray Brown MW is organising a tasting of many of the wines selected for this year's Wine Relief initiative for Comic Relief at the Assembly…

    2 Jan 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    Whatever happened to white burgundy?

    Knocking French wine has been a global sport for some years now and is much enjoyed by all players outside that hexagonal country blessed with great…

    31 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    Musings from Tenuta di Trinoro

    Andrea Franchetti sent me this account of the beginnings of this idiosyncratic southern Tuscan estate and I thought it a great read and perhaps of…

    31 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    Australian wine - at a turning point

    Australia invented Tall Poppy Syndrome whereby the tallest poppy in the field is mercilessly cut down to size simply because of its height. Now, in…

    31 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    The rehabilitation of rosé

    We journalists like to think our noses are constantly alert to new trends. And for the first time in my nearly 30 years writing about wine, I'm…

    31 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    The world of (wine) work

    Incredible as this may seem, when I was initially looking for a job in the world of wine I was made to feel rather ashamed of it. Back then (in the…

    31 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    The highest vineyards in the world - an update

    16 Sep 2009 - read this lively discussion on the members' forum about the claim to be the highest vineyard in the world. One of the entries I…

    31 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    Adding water to wine

    I wrote the following article for the dozen or so publications I syndicate a column to every two months. It has just appeared in the San Francisco…

    31 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    California's artisan vignerons

    I'm publishing this article having been inspired by some current tasting notes on Sean Thackrey's wines in purple pages. It originally appeared in…

    31 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson
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    Wine sale time in Britain

    - with apologies to the many of you outside Britain. Wine merchants' sale lists have replaced Christmas cards in my postbag. Some of the most striking…

    30 Dec 2002 Jancis Robinson