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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 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
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    Oregon and Washington in London

    Last March the leading Pacific Northwest wine-producing states Oregon and Washington jointly showed off their wines at a generic tasting in London.…

    23 May 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    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
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    Walla Walla 2015 - early, hot but good

    See also Elaine’s detailed report on more than 60 Walla Walla wines. Like many wine regions around the world, Walla Walla in Washington state had its…

    5 Apr 2016 Elaine Chukan Brown
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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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    Pacific Northwest swelters

    It’s not so much of a heatwave as it is a suffocating blanket. Until yesterday, 14 July, the Walla Walla Valley in Eastern Washington State had a…

    15 Jul 2015 Alder Yarrow
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    150+ Washington tasting notes

    These 150+ tasting notes accompany my article Washington, land of plenty, which debates the merits of one region being able to make virtually any…

    2 Jul 2015 Richard Hemming MW
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    Washington state's glorious future

    2 July 2015 I've chosen this old 2001 article about Washington state as today's Throwback Thursday contribution from the archives to complement…

    2 Jul 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Washington, land of plenty

    See also 150+ Washington tasting notes. Restriction breeds creativity, goes the theory. Where resources are limited, there is a need for ingenuity…

    1 Jul 2015 Richard Hemming MW
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    Fine wines cross the Atlantic

    Good news! The number of British wine importers taking California seriously has increased enormously recently. No longer the preserve of the Wine…

    27 Mar 2015 Richard Hemming MW Jancis Robinson
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    US 2014 vintage - early, fast, eventful

    23 Oct - We published this for members on Monday but thought that as a Throwback Thursday contribution it might interest everyone to read it in…

    23 Oct 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    My great white hope

    This is a slightly longer version of an article that was also published in the Financial Times.Usually when I send one of these articles to our editor…

    19 Jul 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Washington rising

    Living for all intents and purposes in the epicentre of California wine, I find it less than easy to consistently explore America's other wine…

    19 May 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    2013 - a sunny US vintage so far

    On 10 June, the skies above Napa and Sonoma crackled and boomed with the rare sounds of a spring thunderstorm (image by ~Prescott). Within 24 hours,…

    18 Jun 2013 Alder Yarrow