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    Blatch on Bordeaux 2017 – the stats

    Bordeaux commentator Bill Blatch provides this compendium of statistics on weather and picking dates to complement Blatch on Bordeaux 2017 – the vines…

    27 Mar 2018 Guest contributor
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    Centenario – a tale of two tawnies

    26 March 2018 Please see Paul Symington's coda below the two tasting notes at the end of this article.23 March 2018 Last Drop Distillers is a company…

    23 Mar 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Bytes of wine

    That bottle of wine just a few inches away from your glass is made of glass, cork (or plastic), metal and a little bit of paper. It’s just a little…

    21 Mar 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Chianti Classico subzones vindicated

    While the Consorzio of Chianti Classico has put its entire weight behind the promotion of Gran Selezione (about which I will write tomorrow), the call…

    6 Mar 2018 Walter Speller
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    Jura, Jerez and Tokaj's flor show

    Jura and Savoie specialist Wink Lorch shares this report of a world first – a symposium on wines aged under film-forming yeast. Until this month,…

    19 Feb 2018 Guest contributor
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    Brunello 2013 – the leopard's spots

    See our guide to Walter's coverage this year of Montalcino, as well as his Brunello – an early look at 2010–2013 and Jancis's 15 early tasting notes…

    13 Feb 2018 Walter Speller
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    The perfect guide to sherry country

    Last August, in my researches for Jerez unfortified – a glimpse into the future, I visited the vineyards of Jerez and Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and…

    9 Feb 2018 Julia Harding MW
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    NZ 2017 – cyclone-hit but no write-off

    With the 2017 vintage, New Zealand suffered some of the most challenging weather in recent memory. Cool temperatures early in the season created…

    6 Feb 2018 Elaine Chukan Brown
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    Riesling Night – earlybird offer

    Today we’re giving Purple Pages members a chance to buy reduced-price earlybird tickets to our ground-breaking mature Riesling tasting in London on…

    15 Jan 2018 Team JR
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    Wine gets CRISPR

    Winner of our wine writing competition Hrishi Poola studied biology and worked in the biotech industry for nearly a decade. Here he brings us up to…

    11 Jan 2018 Hrishi Poola
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    Germany's record-breaking 2017 vintage

    The 2017 vintage in Germany broke not just one record but three. In many regions it was not only the earliest but also the smallest harvest in living…

    5 Dec 2017 Michael Schmidt
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    Waitrose – wheat and chaff

    As a special pre-Christmas bonus, Andy Howard MW completes his survey of the UK multiple retailers with this profile of the current offerings of one…

    1 Dec 2017 Guest contributor
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    Rhône 2016 – an overview of the north

    See this Rhône 2016 guide. While the south basked in sunshine, things were not so straightforward for the 2016 season in the northern Rhône.…

    29 Nov 2017 Richard Hemming MW
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    Rhône 2016 – northern reds

    See this guide to our extensive coverage of 2016 Rhône. For a more detailed review of the northern Rhône in 2016, see this overview.  After…

    29 Nov 2017 Richard Hemming MW
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    The Co-op – growing but inconsistent

    Andy Howard MW continues his round-up of the wine offerings of the major UK retailers with this report on the Co-op. See his earlier articles on…

    24 Nov 2017 Guest contributor