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    A taste of Raeburn

    Zubair Mohamed started selling wine at the back of his father's florist shop in Edinburgh in 1984. According to the World of Fine Wine's Neil Beckett,…

    8 Sep 2017 Julia Harding MW
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    France’s shrunken 2017 vintage - 10 considerations

    Gavin Quinney of Ch Bauduc in Bordeaux (where this picture of a sparse 2017 crop was taken) sends this report on the 2017 vintage so far. When…

    31 Aug 2017 Guest contributor
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    Barolo with French cuisine

    France’s borders have been penetrated by Italian food just as effectively as those of the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US. Even in south-west…

    8 Apr 2017 Nick Lander
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    Book reviews - politics, history and religion

    For links to all of Tam's reviews of wine books published in 2016, see this guide.  19 January 2017 Continuing our Throwback Thursday series, we…

    19 Jan 2017 Tamlyn Currin
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    Co-operative efforts

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See my tasting notes. Almost half of all the wine produced in Europe is made not by…

    25 Jun 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    A new co-operative society adds spice

    See also Co-operative efforts.Life has been tough for France's wine co-operatives recently but a dozen of them have decided that safety lies in…

    23 Jun 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Judgment of Paris - a 40th anniversary re-run

    Steven Spurrier has been extremely busy this year attending various 40th anniversary re-runs around the world of the famous Judgment of Paris tasting…

    9 Jun 2016 Julia Harding MW
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    Italians, forget the French!

    A slightly shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. The mainstream press love a wine spat and probably made more than was…

    30 Apr 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Jancis honoured by the French

    Jancis Robinson has been a Master of Wine since 1984. An honorary doctorate from the Open University added a D Univ after her name in 1997 and in 2003…

    21 Apr 2016 Nick Lander
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    Tour de France in seven Pinots

    The Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration in New Zealand usually offers delegates - local producers, Pinot-enamoured consumers and journalists alike -…

    9 Mar 2016 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    France - culinary hero sought

    Jancis let me know that my article last Saturday on the particular charms of our holiday spent not eating out in restaurants in the Languedoc prompted…

    15 Aug 2015 Nick Lander
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    French 2015 grape harvest looking good

    Yohan Castaing sends this English summary of the official Ministry of Agriculture report on this year’s grape-growing season in France. You can see it…

    28 Jul 2015 Guest contributor
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    NW5's French connection

    Nine kilometres separate the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London SW7 from the much newer Collège Français Bilingue de Londres in London NW5.…

    17 Jan 2015 Nick Lander
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    The markets of Carcassonne - part 2

    See part 1. The biggest change to Carcassonne's outdoor market in the Place Carnot this summer was immediately obvious. Even the hardiest of…

    19 Aug 2014 Nick Lander
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    The markets of Carcassonne - part 1

    Those who read my paean of praise a year ago to the charms of the market in the Place Carnot in the centre of Carcassonne, south-west France, will…

    18 Aug 2014 Nick Lander