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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
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    Smart Americans

    Jancis writes Those of us on the team who are based in the UK are all too aware that we have a very incomplete view of what's going on in American…

    15 Mar 2018 Jancis Robinson Richard Hemming MW
  • 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
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    Virginia Governor's Cup dozen 2016

    I was sent the dozen finalists chosen from more than 430 entries in the 2016 Virginia Governor's Cup wine awards and share my impressions below. I…

    10 Feb 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    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
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    America - a compilation, spotlight on Edna Valley

    See our guide to all of this season's compilations.Jancis writes: Below are a massive 195 reviews of wines grown in California, Oregon, Washington,…

    12 Nov 2015 Team JR
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    Virginia's winning wines 2015

    We were shocked by Wednesday's news that two Virginia journalists were fatally shot as they broadcast live on breakfast television. There is no…

    28 Aug 2015 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Free for all

    Virginia 2014: wonderfully average

    Jim Law of Linden Vineyards provides us this report on the grape harvest in the US state of Virginia. Virginia vineyards are now in our second…

    25 Nov 2014 Guest contributor
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    Virginia - a progress report

    Below are notes on a dozen Virginia wines chosen as finalists in this year's Governor's Cup, together with reviews of the latest releases from RdV,…

    10 Oct 2014 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    The vintner's year - December

    This is the final monthly report of Jim Law of Linden Vineyards. We have enjoyed his regular ruminations on the rhythm of 2013 as a respected Virginia…

    8 Jan 2014 Guest contributor
  • Article Inside information

    The vintner's year - November

    Jim Law of Linden Vineyards in Virginia provides the penultimate despatch in his particular ring cycle. November is when the…

    18 Dec 2013 Guest contributor
  • Article Inside information

    The vintner's year - October (at last)

    Jim Law, who, along with his mentee Rutger De Vink at RDV Vineyards, is one of the most accomplished winemakers in Virginia in my opinion, sent this…

    5 Dec 2013 Guest contributor
  • Article Inside information

    The vintner's year - September

    Jim Law of Linden Vineyards, Virginia finds harvest a little slow. Every vintage has its personality. During the growing season, our job as…

    7 Oct 2013 Guest contributor
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    Virginia's top wines of 2013

    See also The vintner's year - August, written by Jim Law of Linden Vineyards. His comments on the competition reported here, and competitions in…

    12 Sep 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    The vintner's year - August

    Jim Law of Linden Vineyards reports that they are now finally experiencing perfect weather in Virginia wine country for the first time this year.…

    12 Sep 2013 Guest contributor