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    Bordeaux 2002 releases - Easter update

    Frédéric Engerer, who has been under fire for asking more for Latour (65 euros) than the 60 euros already announced by Lafite and expected from the…

    20 Apr 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    Bordeaux 2002 prices tumble

    Claire Villars, one of the lucky members of the greater Merlaut family (Gruaud Larose, etc) who all seem to be given a Bordeaux château as an…

    15 Apr 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    Wine and umami

    I thought you might be interested in the results of a discussion I had the other day with Heston Blumenthal, chef-prop of The Fat Duck at Bray, one of…

    11 Apr 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    First 2002 bordeaux 'comes out'

    The prodigious modernist Dr Alain Raynaud has taken a small historic step in to the Bordeaux place [wine market] by being the first officially to…

    8 Apr 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    Bordeaux 2002 - inside track

    See my detailed tasting notes on the bordeaux 2002. Please read my scores out of 20 and likely drinking dates with extreme caution. In most cases…

    6 Apr 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    Bulletin from Château Lafite's car park

    Journalists tasting young bordeaux in a complex gavotte of international relations and châtelains' desires are given the choice of tasting…

    3 Apr 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    Some vignettes from the Bordeaux 2002 tastings

    On a beautiful spring morning (April Fool's Day), just returned from tasting Cheval Blanc to Ch Franc Mayne just west of St Emilion (very…

    2 Apr 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    Cazes in Languedoc update

    Robert (Bertie) Eden of Comte Cathare (Ch Maris in La Livinière, Ch Combebelle in St Chinian, Domaine de Montahuc in St Jean de Minervois and Domaine…

    31 Mar 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    British Bargains

    Last bottles of an organic British bargain I'm currently working on a survey of the best organic wines around and find to my frustration, as is so…

    31 Mar 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    Jean Pierre Moueix

    This grand old man of Libourne died on Friday 28 March and will be buried on Monday 31 March. He was the visionary father of Jean-Francois Moueix of…

    30 Mar 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    Inside track for organic wine lovers in England

    My plan is to write about organic wine soon, probably in a couple of weeks. Two of the wines I'll be recommending are currently on special offer (20…

    27 Mar 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    Jean-Michel Cazes buys into the Languedoc

    Although officially retired, Jean-Michel Cazes seems as active as ever. Recently elected Decanter Man of the Year, he has acquired a substantial and…

    24 Mar 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    Current Rhône offers

    Last week I tasted the wonderfully transparent wines of René Rostaing of Côte Rôtie. According to him, in the northern Rhône, '2000 and 2001 are the…

    13 Mar 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    2001 burgundy update

    I've added several dozen new tasting notes to my look at the surprisingly attractive (at the top end) 2001 vintage in Burgundy. These are mainly but…

    13 Mar 2003 Jancis Robinson
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    Smart champagne falls flat

    It was notable at yesterday's annual giant champagne tasting in London that a very high proportion of the wines on the long table devoted to current…

    11 Mar 2003 Jancis Robinson