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  • Article Tasting articles

    Our spring 2019 collection – northern Italian reds

    Piemonte dominates this collection of more than 130 tasting notes, with the Veneto the second most important region represented in this collection.…

    16 Apr 2019 Team JR
  • Article Free for all

    From naff to nice

    A version of this article on wines that have been transformed is published by the Financial Times. One obvious sign of how much someone knows about…

    13 Apr 2019 Jancis Robinson
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    Rest of Italy assemblage

    See this guide to our assemblages and today's article by Walter Why can't Sicily be more like the Rhône? This assemblage of reviews of Italian wines…

    9 Aug 2016 Team JR
  • Article Wines of the week

    Fattori, Runcaris 2014/15 Soave

    From €7.95, $11.99, NZ$19.99, £10.95 Find the Pieropan, Calvarino 2014 mentioned en passant in this article Find the Fattori, Runcaris NB this link…

    17 Jun 2016 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Wines of the week

    ​Vicentini Agostino, Il Casale 2014 Soave Superiore

    From €14.64, £15.95, $20.85 Find this wine (all vintages) Soave is a big appellation in the Veneto region of north-eastern Italy, with about 7,000…

    11 Mar 2016 Julia Harding MW
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    Italian masterpieces

    This selection of tasting notes is thanks mostly to British importer Armit, whose Italians could easily furnish a national gallery of wine. The…

    8 Jul 2014 Richard Hemming MW
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    Amarone 2010 - the tasting notes

    This collection of 61 tasting notes was heralded in Walter's article on Amaronics. Perhaps another sign that the Valpolicella region…

    18 Feb 2014 Walter Speller
  • Article Don't quote me

    Amaronics - the extraordinary economics of Amarone

    Walter's tasting notes on the Amarone 2010s are now published.This year's presentation of the new Amarone 2010 vintage, tasting notes on which will…

    17 Feb 2014 Walter Speller
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    Italian battle of St James's Street

    The rival, royal warrant-holding wine merchants Berry Bros & Rudd and Justerini & Brooks face each other across London’s St James’s Street. For…

    31 Oct 2012 Jancis Robinson Walter Speller
  • Article Inside information

    Giuseppe Quintarelli dies

    17 Jan - See additional information at the end of this article.January 2012 has torn away another human icon from the Italian wine scene. Only a few…

    16 Jan 2012 Walter Speller
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    2007 Amarones - 65 reviewed

    See my overview of the current situation in Amarone - an unstoppable, if variable, force? Contrary to many other anteprima, or en primeur,…

    16 Mar 2011 Walter Speller
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    Amarone – an unstoppable, if variable, force?

    The 2007 harvest, recently showcased in an anteprima (en primeur) tasting of Amarones in Veneto (see my 65 tasting notes), will be remembered in…

    16 Mar 2011 Walter Speller
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    Quintarelli v Dal Forno

    Nick and I were invited to dinner by wine importer Alan Wong almost as soon as we arrived in Singapore last week for the Room to Read dinner. I'd…

    10 May 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Amarone - la mama v the chef

    Last Monday 10 of Amarone's most illustrious producers assembled in London to attract attention to their collective attempts to halt the decline in…

    12 Oct 2009 Walter Speller
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    A rebel in Valpolicella

    Amarone, one of Italy's most famous wines, seems especially badly hit by the current economic situation, as outlined in Amarone - halting the decline?…

    28 Aug 2009 Walter Speller