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    Krug vintage vertical back to 1988

    In my 42 years writing about wine I have frequently had to pinch myself as I sit down to enjoy an array of extraordinary bottles in the name of…

    1 Feb 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Bursting Bubbles – book review

    We are publishing free for everyone three of Tam's 40+ book reviews that so entertained Purple Pagers over the recent holidays. She chose the three to…

    17 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Cleanskins and the placebo effect

    Last month I attempted to prove that the label on a bottle of wine is far more important to us than its contents. This month I’ve got a headache. …

    10 Jan 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    All that sparkles and delights

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. It is the last in a series of collected recommendations of dry whites, reds and sweet…

    21 Dec 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Book reviews 2017 – fizz part 2

    There are four really good books on champagne here, and each one serves a different purpose, gives a different perspective. I have, however,…

    19 Dec 2017 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – fizz part 1

    The first of our end-of-year book reviews starts, perhaps fittingly, with champagne (also surveyed in today's tasting article). And in a sort of…

    18 Dec 2017 Tamlyn Currin
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    Mixed current fizzes

    As Tam notes today in the first of her 13 collections of book reviews, to be published over the next three weeks, 'tis the season to be fizzy (as well…

    18 Dec 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    A treat for Krugistes

    30 November 2017 As it is announced that Maggie Henriquez is to take over from Jean-Guillaume Prats as head of LVMH's still wine division, we thought…

    30 Nov 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Champagne cussedness

    This article has been syndicated. Do management consultants ever look at the champagne business? After 48 hours in Champagne enjoying intensive visits…

    27 Nov 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Champagne – when the Americans came to town

    Tim Hall, British champagne specialist and importer of what he describes determinedly as 'single-estate' champagnes, reports on a ground-breaking day…

    20 Nov 2017 Guest contributor
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    Vintage champagne for value

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. This photograph by Matt Martin of the blind tasting described below, incidentally, is…

    4 Nov 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    NB the NV revolution

    A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See associated tasting notes. I took the picture of the fountain urging us…

    16 Sep 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    A tour of nine major champagne houses

    See also 2017 news from Champagne, NB the NV revolution and Vintage champagne for value.I grew up within 15 miles of the Scottish border, which…

    14 Sep 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    ID codes for Krug Grande Cuvée

    14 September 2017 We're republishing this five-year-old article as part of our Throwback Thursday series as a complement to today's tour of nine…

    14 Sep 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    2017 news from Champagne

    It was a treat recently to whizz round nine of the most renowned champagne houses in 48 hours in blazing late August sunshine. See the resulting…

    11 Sep 2017 Jancis Robinson