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    Family affairs v corporations

    This article has been syndicated. There was a time not that long ago when wine had much less social status than it does today, and a career in wine…

    31 Jul 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Oddballs from Oddbins

    The highlights of a recent tasting of current offerings from Oddbins, the UK chain of distinctive wine stores, were the wines it lists from beyond…

    13 Jul 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    NZ beyond Sauvignon and Pinot

    I recently pointed out in Save Spain's old vines, and Garnacha that, according to the OIV’s most recent assessments, just two vine varieties account…

    11 Jul 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Jeroboams' (relative) exotica

    On Saturday 8 September Nick and I will be joining other Financial Times writers at Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath for a day of talks and events for…

    6 Jul 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Berry's get in the groove

    Berry Bros & Rudd is one of the most remarkable British wine merchants. It is still family-owned (owned by two families in fact) but has long had…

    29 Jun 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Howard Ripley's German 2017s

    To complement Michael's reports on his tastings in Germany – see this guide to our coverage of the small, frost-reduced but high-quality German 2017…

    26 Jun 2018 Julia Harding MW
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    In pursuit of Yappiness

    Judging by the selection below, Yapp Brothers continue to distinguish themselves with carefully selected wines aimed at the committed oenophile. The…

    14 Jun 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    Pleasing palate and pocket

    A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times.  My eye was caught recently by a friend’s answers to one of those newspaper…

    9 Jun 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Wine Society picks for summer 2018

    See also Pleasing palate and pocket.Well here we are again, with one of the best-value collections of wine around, courtesy of Britain's wine buying…

    25 May 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Vin Cognito hand on heart

    When you sandwich a tasting between Piglets and royalty in the morning, and a pre-launch dinner at a not-yet-opened London restaurant in the evening,…

    23 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Somewhere to Hide with bottles

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See also How not to eat out. Hide restaurant has opened on the corner of Clarges Street…

    19 May 2018 Nick Lander
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    Armit – great wines, lousy tasting sheet

    London wine merchant Armit showed its Italian wares in March. John Armit founded the company in 1988 after having worked for Corney & Barrow and spent…

    10 May 2018 Walter Speller
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    Domaine Direct's 2015 burgundies

    London burgundy specialist importer Domaine Direct held a most inspiring tasting of 2015 burgundies a couple of weeks ago, the first in a planned…

    9 May 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Lea & Sandeman spring into spring

    London wine merchants Lea and Sandeman held their spring tasting at the end of March this year, and at that point, spring couldn’t have felt further…

    3 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Nine affordable, drinkable red bordeaux

    Many outsiders may most readily associate the UK wine merchant Haynes Hanson and Clark with Burgundy specialist Anthony Hanson MW but the company…

    9 Mar 2018 Jancis Robinson