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    How well does wine age?

    On Saturday I’ll be surveying how the wine scene has changed over the last 30 years, so I have been feeling generally rather retrospective. The timing…

    21 May 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    The lure of Loire 2014 - a great vintage

    As joyfully trumpeted by Loire champion Charles Sydney last month, 2014 is reputed to be an outstanding vintage for the wines of the Loire Valley.…

    24 Feb 2015 Richard Hemming MW
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    The Five Smiley vintage: Loire 2014

    As Team Jancis take a deep breath after working their way through hundreds of 2013 burgundies, here is Loire broker Charles Sydney's enthusiastic…

    21 Jan 2015 Guest contributor
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    Rest of France assortment

    See Sorting through the assortments for a guide to the many collections of tasting notes already published and details of the two more we will…

    5 Dec 2014 Team JR
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    Vouvrays back to the 1930s

    It has become something of an August tradition that wine producer and collector Graham Nutter hosts a significant tasting of wines that have nothing…

    7 Oct 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Chemin de Chenin - the tasting notes

    For the introduction to this collection of tasting notes, see Which path for the Loire's great grape? Notes are grouped by producer and…

    24 Jul 2014 Richard Hemming MW
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    Which path for the Loire's great grape?

    See my tasting notes on 78 Loire Chenins. Chenin Blanc was walking out with Riesling. They had so much in common - they were often pretty dry, but…

    23 Jul 2014 Richard Hemming MW
  • Article Wines of the week

    Ch Moncontour Vouvrays

    From US$12.99 (available in 43 states, according to their US distributor), £11.65, 134 Swedish krona, HK$208Find the Vouvrays of Ch Moncontour…

    27 Jun 2014 Richard Hemming MW
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    Loire 2013 - what's new

    Novelty is an irresistible force. Each year, every wine region gives birth to their new vintage and presents it, barely out of swaddling, to the…

    3 Feb 2014 Richard Hemming MW
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    Loire - autumn collection

    See this guide to all our autumn collections. We all love Loire wines and would love to see them more widely celebrated. I was sad to see…

    16 Dec 2013 Team JR
  • Article Wines of the week

    Huet, Clos du Bourg Sec 2010 Vouvray

    From £18, €23.95, $32.99, 1,500 Philippine pesos Find this wine There is nothing unlucky about this recommendation for Friday…

    13 Dec 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Loire 2013 - typically imperfect

    Courtier Charles Sydney sends the following report on the 2013 harvest in the Loire, written on 17 October.  Looking out of the…

    23 Oct 2013 Guest contributor
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    Cave St-Verny Pinot Noir 2011 Puy de Dôme

    €7.50, £7.50, 125.80 rand, 86 Swedish krone Find this Pinot Hats off to the Cave Saint-Verny co-op in the département of Puy-de-Dôme in the…

    13 Sep 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Whites that last a century

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.See tasting notes on Huet wines back to 1924. I've just been…

    31 Aug 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Some current Muscadets

    With the superlative 2012 vintage widely available, now is the time to renew your acquaintance with Muscadet, one of the bargains of the wine world.…

    12 Jul 2013 Jancis Robinson