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  • Article Don't quote me

    The story of a Chardonnay clone

    This account by Brian Croser of Tapanappa in South Australia makes us realise that behind every popular clone of a vine variety may lie a fascinating…

    23 Jul 2018 Guest contributor
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    RIP Jonathan Gold

    I met Jonathan Gold, the restaurant reviewer of the LA Times who has sadly passed away at the all-too-young age of 57, only once. It was about 10…

    22 Jul 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Inside information

    ​The reality of the 2017 California fires today

    Elaine looks carefully at the aftermath of last October’s wine-country fires. See also California fires – then and now. In part 3 next Wednesday…

    18 Jul 2018 Elaine Chukan Brown
  • Article Alder on America

    What's happening to Zinfandel?

    These days, wine festivals abound across America, especially those featuring Pinot Noir, which seem to be popping up by the handful in every major…

    16 Jul 2018 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Free for all

    ​California fires – then and now

    Elaine begins this three-part, unparalleled assessment of the impact of wildfires on the California wine industry with the most recent, alarming news. …

    10 Jul 2018 Elaine Chukan Brown
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    How green is Napa Valley?

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. When John Williams of Frog’s Leap (pictured here) organised the first organic wine…

    7 Jul 2018 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Trefethen triumphs in the end

    If you wait long enough, your time will come (as Brian Croser described yesterday – see Croser crows a little). This seemed to be the message loud…

    6 Jun 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    When terroir trumps quality

    This article has been syndicated. When might a wine producer not want to make the best possible wine? Now. Now particularly. All over the world…

    29 May 2018 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Alder on America

    The Savvy Lake

    ‘It’s so crisp and cool and clear, I just love it', said pensioner Diane Tibbs while her husband Brad nodded in agreement as they both tipped back…

    14 May 2018 Alder Yarrow
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    What will fill red burgundy's place?

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See tasting notes in A British assault on fine German Pinots.  ‘I’m a refugee',…

    21 Apr 2018 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Free for all

    The glory of dry Riesling

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Every few months we organise a Sunday evening wine tasting in London for visitors to my…

    7 Apr 2018 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Comparing dry Rieslings

    Our final contribution to Dry Riesling week is an account of a recent tasting in London. See also Julia on Keller’s 2017s, tasting notes from our…

    6 Apr 2018 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Reinforcements from California

    Having devoted space to some Smart Americans last week, we bring in some reinforcements in the shape of Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs gathered…

    22 Mar 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    Napa and Bordeaux cosy up

    A shorter version of this article is published in the Financial Times. See also Smart Americans. At a recent dinner in London I sat next to a…

    17 Mar 2018 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Smart Americans

    Jancis writes Those of us on the team who are based in the UK are all too aware that we have a very incomplete view of what's going on in American…

    15 Mar 2018 Jancis Robinson Richard Hemming MW