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    Festive sweet and strong wines

    Sweet and fortified wines for drinking over the festive season, a follow-up to dry whites and reds. A version of this article is published by the…

    8 Dec 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Paul Symington's retirement tasting

    A tasting of mature ports that was glorious but tinged with sadness. In early November Paul (left) and Charles Symington of the family that…

    3 Dec 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Niepoort, Lalique and Acker HK

    A most unusual trio of names unravelled. See update at the bottom for the record price fetched at auction.I’ve met Dirk Niepoort, the iconoclastic…

    1 Nov 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Douro 2018 – a success in the end

    A plea for a change in how the Douro Valley works from Paul Symington, on the verge of retirement from his family's famous wine business, which…

    23 Oct 2018 Guest contributor
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    Colheitas – undiscovered treasure

    This is the final part of our review of the Big Fortified Tasting (BFT) in London earlier this year. For earlier articles, see my Strong, sweet but…

    3 Aug 2018 Julia Harding MW
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    Port – the perfect nightcap

    A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times, in an issue of the magazine whose theme this week is sleep. Wine and sleep –…

    26 May 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Sandeman, LBV 2013 port

    2013 from £14.95  Older vintages from CA$17.35, €13.90, £12.99, 23.20 Swiss francs, $24.81, 169 Danish krone, NZ$43.99, 2,065 roubles, HK$278,…

    25 May 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    Managing the 2016 vintage in the Douro

    To coincide with the declaration of 2016 as a vintage year for port, we're publishing this 2016 vintage report from Symington Family Estates, useful…

    24 May 2018 Guest contributor
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    2016 vintage ports – and many more

    4 August 2018 Note on Quinta de la Rosa 2016 added.8 June 2018 We continue to add tasting notes on 2016 vintage ports to this collection. 24 May 2018…

    24 May 2018 Richard Hemming MW Jancis Robinson
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    Centenario – a tale of two tawnies

    26 March 2018 Please see Paul Symington's coda below the two tasting notes at the end of this article.23 March 2018 Last Drop Distillers is a company…

    23 Mar 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    The story of Bill Warre MW

    The church of St Mary's, Wimbledon in south London was packed on a suitably sunny day last Thursday with friends, family and members of the wine…

    29 Jan 2018 Guest contributor
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    Sweet and strong recommendations

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See also my recommended dry whites, reds and fizz.In the third of my four round-ups of…

    16 Dec 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    RIP Bill Warre MW

    The port trade, and the Institute of Masters of Wine, lost one of its stalwarts on Monday when Bill Warre MW died at his home in Wimbledon at the age…

    13 Dec 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Assorted sweet and strong TNs

    This rather random collection of 19 tasting notes is grouped according to whether they are fortified or not, and presented in descending score order.…

    7 Dec 2017 Team JR
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    Time to learn Portuguese?

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. The Portuguese are on a roll. Their football prowess is beyond question. Their two main…

    18 Nov 2017 Jancis Robinson