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  • Article Alex on taste

    Connecting the dots, light and dark blue

    Every February I permit myself a bit of nostalgia when in the middle of the month the annual varsity blind tasting match between Oxford and Cambridge…

    2 Mar 2016 Alex Hunt MW
  • Article Free for all

    Varsity tasting match - an Asian triumph

    Yesterday was the annual Varsity wine-tasting match sponsored by Pol Roger champagne. Six whites and then six red wines were served blind to teams of…

    18 Feb 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Oxford regains Pol Roger tasting cup

    At yesterday's 59th Oxbridge wine-tasting competition, Oxford won quite decisively after a run of wins by Cambridge. They fielded the top two tasters…

    21 Feb 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    The trickiest blind tasting ever

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.28 May - You might  like to know that Oxford got their revenge at…

    26 Mar 2011 Jancis Robinson
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    From Iraq to Irancy

    Wednesday saw the 58th Oxford v Cambridge wine-tasting match sponsored by Pol Roger. It was so dramatic and revealed such interesting characters that…

    25 Feb 2011 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Don't quote me

    Oxbridge wine tasters 1976/77

    While researching tomorrow's article on wine's extraordinary invasion of Asia for the Financial Times and Free for all on the site, I contacted…

    14 May 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Reds, whites and blues

    Yesterday Hugh Johnson and I acted as judges in the annual Oxford v Cambridge wine tasting match for students at these rival universities. The…

    27 Feb 2009 Jancis Robinson