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Fine wine writing aplenty

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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
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    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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    Blending – do this at home?

    Don't do this at home but the other day I blended a Napa Cab with a Barolo, and enjoyed the results. The previous night I had opened a bottle of Elvio…

    9 Apr 2018 Jancis Robinson
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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
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    Today's wine dichotomy

    This article has been syndicated. I’m assuming you are interested in wine. If so, you will have noticed that it comes in two different styles…

    23 Jan 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Napa luxe

    What is the defining characteristic of a wine region? The answer depends on who you ask, of course, but typical responses often range among the many…

    8 Jan 2018 Alder Yarrow
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    Devastation continues in Napa and Sonoma

    19 October 2017 The death toll as a result of these terrible fires in northern California wine country has risen to 42 but some rain is forecast for…

    19 Oct 2017 Alder Yarrow
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    Massican - Italian-inspired Napa whites

    In 2009 Dan Petroski launched the entirely white-wine-focused brand Massican, sourcing fruit from iconic Napa Valley vineyards. In 2012, fruit from…

    19 Jun 2017 Elaine Chukan Brown
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    Gallo march back into Napa

    18 May The story below is likely to have important ramifications for the US wine business, so we thought we would publish it free today as part of our…

    18 May 2017 Alder Yarrow
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    Acumen - the importance of the human factor

    The exceptionally heavy and much-appreciated rains seen in California this winter have people through the region feeling as though California’s recent…

    10 Apr 2017 Elaine Chukan Brown
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    WWC 31 – Kathy Merchant

    The 31st entrant into our wine writing competition, Kathy Merchant, hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, and describes herself as follows:  I am a Level 4…

    27 Feb 2017 Guest contributor
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    Enologix - same as it ever was in Napa

    Fifteen years ago, at the height of wine critic Robert Parker’s influence and fame, WIRED magazine wrote an article about Enologix, an obscure company…

    16 Jan 2017 Alder Yarrow
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    US sports mogul buys in to Corton-Charlemagne

    Updated substantially on 5 January Just hours after the shock news that somms' darling Clos Rougeard of Saumur had been sold to French…

    4 Jan 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Napa's increasingly attractive neighbour

    In the late 1970s, geophysicist Marion King Hubbard introduced the world to a concept that later became known as ‘peak oil’, a shorthand name for the…

    17 Oct 2016 Alder Yarrow
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    Spottswoode - and their excellent 2011 Cabs

    29 September 2016 We are republishing this two-year-old article about the Napa Valley wine producer Spottswoode in memory of its founder Mary Weber…

    29 Sep 2016 Jancis Robinson