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    Southern France's best?

    For the last six years, Sud de France, the organisation that champions food, wine and tourism in Languedoc and Roussillon, has held a Top 100 wine…

    16 Jul 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Oddballs from Oddbins

    The highlights of a recent tasting of current offerings from Oddbins, the UK chain of distinctive wine stores, were the wines it lists from beyond…

    13 Jul 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    Barbaresco 2015s and Riserva 2013s

    My trip to Barbaresco to taste the new 2015 vintage last month was dominated by one topic only: rain. For more than a month it had rained so much that…

    12 Jul 2018 Walter Speller
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    NZ beyond Sauvignon and Pinot

    I recently pointed out in Save Spain's old vines, and Garnacha that, according to the OIV’s most recent assessments, just two vine varieties account…

    11 Jul 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Strong, sweet but not port or madeira

    While Richard focused on vintage ports at London’s recent Big Fortified Tasting (BFT), I concentrated on colheita ports and madeiras, which I will be…

    10 Jul 2018 Julia Harding MW
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    Ziereisen and the Baden Landwein revolution

    Even when I take a break from German wine, I can’t quite leave it alone, and when I recently spent a few days in Alsace, withdrawal symptoms drove me…

    9 Jul 2018 Michael Schmidt
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    Jeroboams' (relative) exotica

    On Saturday 8 September Nick and I will be joining other Financial Times writers at Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath for a day of talks and events for…

    6 Jul 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Alsace expects record early harvest

    See also today's Throwback Thursday article, Hugel Riesling old and new. Last week these members of the 11 wine families that make up Primum Familiae…

    5 Jul 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Guigal's first releases from Nalys

    The name Guigal is synonymous with the northern Rhône, and Côte Rôtie in particular. Yet they have been making a red from the quintessential…

    4 Jul 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    Kracher, and Sohm

    The Burgenland wine producer Kracher is exceptional, as this obituary of Alois Kracher Jr from the Austrian Wine Marketing Board testifies. Not many…

    3 Jul 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Another piece of Piemonte

    About half of the 71 wines reviewed in this article were tasted at the Nebbiolo Day hosted by our own Walter Speller in London last November…

    2 Jul 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    Berry's get in the groove

    Berry Bros & Rudd is one of the most remarkable British wine merchants. It is still family-owned (owned by two families in fact) but has long had…

    29 Jun 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Tuscany April 2018

    What I did on my holidays... Nick and I sneaked off from this year's mammoth task of updating the World Atlas of Wine for its eighth edition (due…

    28 Jun 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Contrade dell'Etna 2018 – a riveting scrum

    Contrade dell’Etna, the annual en primeur presentation of Etna wines which took place last April just below Europe’s largest and still active…

    27 Jun 2018 Walter Speller
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    Howard Ripley's German 2017s

    To complement Michael's reports on his tastings in Germany – see this guide to our coverage of the small, frost-reduced but high-quality German 2017…

    26 Jun 2018 Julia Harding MW