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    Turkish delights, MS challenges

    Turkish-born Isa Bal MS was for long the sommelier at The Fat Duck but has recently given that up in order to grow his hair and travel more. We caught…

    26 Jan 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Pasaeli's rare Turkish treasures

    ‘One must be a visionary, one must take the road less travelled. The challenge, the fun, the satisfaction is there.’ Thus spake Seyit Karagozoglu, who…

    5 Dec 2017 Julia Harding MW
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    Middle Eastern wine update

    A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See also my recent tasting notes on relevant wines. Until now I have been only…

    23 Sep 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Turkey at the crossroads

    Just after the anniversary of the failed coup against Turkey's hard-line premier Erdogan, architect Umay Çeviker, who has written for us several times…

    18 Jul 2017 Guest contributor
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    WWC 18 - Seyma Bas

    Our eighteenth entrant into the wine writing competition brings news of a wine business under serious threat, the more informative and moving of the…

    18 Jan 2017 Guest contributor
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    Book reviews 2016 - places less known

    For links to all of Tam's reviews of wine books published in 2016, see this guide. The Wine Route of Israel Eliezer Sacks, Adam Montefiore, Yaron…

    28 Dec 2016 Tamlyn Currin
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    East of Venice assemblage

    See this guide to our assemblages.  Jancis writes These 113 tasting notes come from an extraordinary diversity of locations and are grouped by…

    25 Aug 2016 Team JR
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    Bitter sweet Samos

    Turkish architect and wine lover Umay Çeviker sends this report on a Greek island he knows particularly well. Since the advent of Europe’s refugee…

    29 Feb 2016 Guest contributor
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    Points east - a compilation

    Julia writes: This collection of 159 tasting notes, like all the others listed in this guide, is a team effort, a gathering together of reviews from…

    16 Dec 2015 Team JR
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    Nurturing Turkey's vine heritage

    Turkish architect Umay Çeviker, who has contributed to this site before (see, for example, Turkey one year on), explains how he came to win this…

    23 Sep 2015 Guest contributor
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    Balkan wines - united by diversity

    It is hard to think of a name that resounds with greater political and historical intrigue and conflict than the Balkans. Happily there was no such…

    21 Jul 2015 Julia Harding MW
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    East of Venice assortment

    While recovering from a wonderful Barolo Night last night with its glorious array of 2010s, we present the first of a run of collections of tasting…

    24 Nov 2014 Team JR
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    Turkey one year on

    Umay Çeviker writes: Turkey 2023. Is this a vintage prediction or some sort of prediction on climate change? No, it is the date wine producers in…

    16 Jun 2014 Guest contributor
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    Points east - autumn collection

    See this guide to our autumn collections. We offer you our most geographically diverse assortment of more than 70 wine reviews here, divided first…

    5 Dec 2013 Team JR
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    Turkey cracks down on alcohol

    1 June - See in your news the extent of popular protest at Erdoğan's increasing autocracy in Turkey. These new curbs on alcohol have been cited as one…

    30 May 2013 Guest contributor