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  • Article Alder on America

    The highs and lows of American vintage 2018

    Alder traverses North America to bring news of the latest, still current, harvest. In preparing to summarise the state of the 2018 vintage in some of…

    15 Oct 2018 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Alder on America

    Elevating Colorado wine

    What’s the ultimate sign that an emerging American wine region has finally broken out of obscurity? An influx of winemakers from Napa or Sonoma eager…

    18 Sep 2018 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Alder on America

    America’s broadening palate

    In 2017 America held on to its title as the top importer of wine in the world by value, buying wine worth $6.2 billion from around the globe, which…

    18 Jun 2018 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Free for all

    Australia looks north

    A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times.  See also Happy days are here again by Max Allen. Australian wine’s fortunes…

    2 Jun 2018 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Willamette Valley – strong candidates for ageing

    At the end of last year Jason Lett of Eyrie in the Willamette Valley and I sat down for lunch. He brought with him two bottles to taste, both a bit of…

    1 May 2018 Elaine Chukan Brown
  • Article Free for all

    Changing States of somm

    5 April 2018 We're republishing this free in our Throwback Thursday series, partly because Richard referred to it in his article on wine documentaries…

    5 Apr 2018 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Alder on America

    Will basketball be the next Sideways?

    21 February Jancis adds Carmelo Anthony is apparently an investor in ViVino, the label scanning app last reviewed by Richard here. 19 February It all…

    19 Feb 2018 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Alder on America

    2017 – the dangerous vintage

    On Martin Luther King Day, Alder reports on the extraordinary 2017 vintage across America. In 2017, the United States suffered the most…

    15 Jan 2018 Alder Yarrow
  • 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 Alder on America

    Land of the free, home of the wine club

    Along with apple pie, hot dogs, hamburgers and baseball, we need to add one more thing to the list of things qualifying as quintessentially American:…

    16 Aug 2017 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Tasting articles

    Three top-drawer Californians

    Compared with our American counterparts, we Europeans get all too few chances to taste fine California wines. Fortunately we have Alder Yarrow and…

    25 Jul 2017 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Oregon's renascent Riesling

    In the last 10 to 15 years there has been a small resurgence of interest in Riesling in Oregon. Today around 40 producers work with the variety,…

    15 May 2017 Elaine Chukan Brown
  • Article Tasting articles

    Washington v the rest

    Believe it or not, there is an organisation in Britain called the Circle of Wine Writers. I have belonged to it since 1976 when its chief activity was…

    3 Mar 2017 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Alder on America

    ​Winegrowing in the wake of Trump

    17 November 2016 We're making Alder's latest despatch from America free today as part of our Throwback Thursday series since it raises so many…

    17 Nov 2016 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Tasting articles

    North American assemblage

    See this guide to our assemblages. Jancis writes I have to confess that this may be one of the strangest assemblages in this collection of 23 of them. …

    11 Aug 2016 Team JR