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    Time to learn Portuguese?

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. The Portuguese are on a roll. Their football prowess is beyond question. Their two main…

    18 Nov 2017 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Clean wines from dirty importers

    Dirty and Rowdy is the memorable name of one of northern California's new-wave wine producers. It could also serve as a suitable name for the tasting…

    16 Nov 2017 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Belcanto – Lisbon's gain

    There was a period, roughly between 1985 and 2005, when no busy London restaurant could have survived, let alone prospered, without the hard-working…

    11 Nov 2017 Nick Lander
  • Article Wines of the week

    ​Casa de Mouraz Branco 2012/13/15 Dão

    From €7.30, £13.95, 2,100 yen, $19.99, CA$26.95, 179 Norwegian krone, £139.19 Brazilian real Find this wine One of the 50 Portuguese wines I presented…

    10 Nov 2017 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Restaurants – what can go wrong

    Readers could be forgiven for believing that when it comes to choosing restaurants around the world, I lead something of a charmed life. It must seem…

    4 Nov 2017 Nick Lander
  • Article Inside information

    New Douro tasting – half-price ticket offer

    Twenty-four winemakers from the Douro Valley will be in London next month and, as last year, the organisers are offering Purple Pagers a discount on…

    18 Oct 2017 Team JR
  • Article Tasting articles

    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
  • Article Tasting articles

    A plethora of Portuguese reds

    Following on from our Plethora of Portuguese whites, here is the second in the trio of articles, this one focusing on red wines. Sweet and/or…

    19 Sep 2017 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Tasting articles

    A plethora of Portuguese whites

    See also my companion articles on Portuguese reds and sweet and fortified wines. How often do you drink wines from Portugal? More or less frequently…

    30 Aug 2017 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Free for all

    Corks fight back

    21 August 2017 See an interesting addition at the bottom of this article. See also More on Diam published today. 19 August 2017 A shorter version…

    19 Aug 2017 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Wines of the week

    SIVIPA Moscatel 2015 Setúbal

    From €7.99, £13, $12 Find this wine This is an LOL wine (take your pick between laugh-out-loud and lots of love) – just because the apricot and orange…

    7 Jul 2017 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Inside information

    Summiting the Douro

    There's a delicious irony in the Douro's magic. Just when you and the vines are seeking relief from the heat with shade and a cool, evening aperitif,…

    3 Jul 2017 Hrishi Poola
  • Article Wines of the week

    Casa da Passarella, A Descoberta 2014 Dão

    Find this wine From €4.95, £10.35 The first necessity of a wine of the week is to taste delicious. Its second is to be available with reasonable ease.…

    7 Apr 2017 Richard Hemming MW
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    WWC 30 - Richard Ashton

    Number 30 in our series of entries to our wine writing competition comes from Richard Ashton, who writes: I’m in my early sixties and living in the…

    22 Feb 2017 Guest contributor
  • Article Tasting articles

    New Douro continued

    For the background to the magical Douro Valley and the recent wine revolution within it, see Julia's article yesterday on Finessing the new Douro. …

    2 Feb 2017 Jancis Robinson