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  • Article Wilson's words

    Australian wine gets a natural boost in the US

    In his first bimonthly column for us, Jason Wilson explains how and why things are at last looking up in America for Australian wine producers, or…

    8 Apr 2019 Jason Wilson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Bergström feels the heat

    Update on the many recent developments in Oregon wine – not least those heatwaves. Josh Bergström was in London last month to present his wines at the…

    8 Apr 2019 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Ridge Vineyards almost before they had any

    Elaine goes to the mountain. Click on the Ridge tag to see our extensive previous coverage of this hugely important producer. In California wine…

    26 Mar 2019 Elaine Chukan Brown
  • Article Tasting articles

    Our spring 2019 collection – United States

    Our second compilation of wine reviews from the whole team on a geographical theme concentrates on the US. See also our Spanish collection published…

    22 Mar 2019 Team JR
  • Article Free for all

    How to launch a $3,000 bottle?

    Hot air, hype and ambition aplenty in this new-product announcement.  I thought you might like an inside look at how publicists earn their fees.…

    25 Feb 2019 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Alder on America

    The era of the brand ambassador

    New ways to get the wine message across in the US. Selling wine in America is difficult, and getting more so (see How to buy wine in America and The…

    18 Feb 2019 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Alder on America

    Where (else) wine geeks gather

    America's leading wine bulletin board celebrates its tenth anniversary. One of the most essential of wine’s gifts has long been its ability to bring…

    16 Jan 2019 Alder Yarrow
  • 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