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    A plethora of Portuguese sweet and fortified wines

    This is the third and final part of my review of the Portuguese wines I have tasted over the last few months in London and Portugal. See also a …

    26 Sep 2017 Julia Harding MW
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    Tasting very old wine

    A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See tasting notes on more than 50 particularly venerable wines in Wallowing in…

    21 Jan 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Strong and/or sweet delights

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. We all at JancisRobinson.com wish you the happiest and jolliest of Christmases. Since…

    24 Dec 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Sherry galore

    I hope Compton Mackenzie will forgive me for hijacking the title of his 1947 novel about whisky ship-wrecked off a group of remote Scottish islands…

    20 Sep 2016 Julia Harding MW
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    ​The strong, the sweet and the succulent

    This is a much longer version of an article also published by the Financial Times. In the three sets of recommended festive wines that preceded this…

    19 Dec 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Mad about madeira

    It has become almost an annual tradition that the top Madeira wine producers - Barbeito, Blandy's (The Madeira Wine Company), Borges, D'Oliveiras,…

    10 Dec 2014 Julia Harding MW
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    Where are the world's oldest wines?

    This article has been syndicated.Where in the world are the oldest wines? Not vines (although that is another interesting question - see our unique  …

    24 Nov 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Strong and sweet wines - autumn collection

    See this guide to all our autumn collections. Below are some of the best-value wines we have come across in our extensive tastings in London over…

    17 Dec 2013 Team JR
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    Legendary fortifieds

    Read more in Truly fortifying.   As Alex wrote in Putting wine in context, we were both lucky enough to attend the most spectacular tasting held to…

    10 Oct 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Madeira ancient and modern

    The heavenly rarities described towards the end of this article give a glimpse into the future of some of the younger wines listed first. A tiny sip…

    11 Sep 2013 Julia Harding MW
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    Desert island wines

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.See my tasting notes on these wines. Every now and then I am…

    26 May 2012 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Wines of the week

    Barbeito 10 Year Old Sercial Madeira

    From €20.50, £18.75, HK$310, 48.30 Swiss francs, 2,144 roubles Find this wine This week's bft, London's third annual Big…

    25 May 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    Marvellous madeiras

    Madeira is one of the most thrilling wines in the world. The following were the 16 most exciting madeiras I tasted in London at the third annual bft…

    24 May 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    A cache of fine madeira

    I don't often act as a blatant promoter of a single wine merchant's wares but a recent mailing reminded me how unusually seriously the fine-wine…

    22 Feb 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    Mature gems from Madeira

    I hardly need to convince Purple pagers of the astounding longevity of madeira wines, described by Jancis in The miracle of madeira, and demonstrated…

    8 Nov 2011 Julia Harding MW