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    How to be the perfect host(ess)?

    A few tips on which bottles to serve your dinner guests. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Entertaining anxiety: worrying…

    20 Oct 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    US Master Sommeliers shrink and compensate

    Elaine brings us bang up to date on a scandal to have hit the American Master Sommelier organisation. 12 October 2018  In the latest update, 19 of the…

    11 Oct 2018 Elaine Chukan Brown
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    Where to buy our glassware

    A round-up of stockists and importers of the Jancis Robinson x Richard Brendon glassware – the story so far. You can always order online, but I am…

    3 Oct 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Record number of new American MSs

    In a new record, the Court of Master Sommeliers in the United States celebrated no fewer than 24 passes of the rigorous Master Sommelier exams on…

    7 Sep 2018 Elaine Chukan Brown
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    My new glass and decanters

    3 October 2018 See this guide to where the glassware can be found around the world.18 September 2018  If you've already heard about my glassware and…

    25 Jun 2018 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Sommeliers – why the anonymity?

    See also Changing States of somm. Last week I gave a talk in Barcelona entitled ‘Wine experiences from the greatest menus in the world’. Towards the…

    28 Apr 2018 Nick Lander
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    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
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    What to serve your friends

    A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. ‘Wine, food and words’ are listed as my recreations in Who’s Who, so it’s…

    24 Mar 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Cork Dork – book review

    There is strong message from Tam about the third example of her 40+ recent book reviews that she has chosen as the three to re-publish free.Cork Dork…

    31 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Turkish delights, MS challenges

    Turkish-born Isa Bal MS was for long the sommelier at The Fat Duck but has recently given that up in order to grow his hair and travel more. We caught…

    26 Jan 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Gender gap narrows, in education

    September’s Australian Women in Wine tasting that I report on today was held at London's Australia House. This imposing building, very close to…

    13 Nov 2017 Julia Harding MW
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    Zim somms take on the world, with your help

    5 August 2017 Thanks to a few generous recent contributions the fund is now oversubscribed which is great news. And I have been told by the generic…

    3 Aug 2017 Team JR
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    Don't forget Zim's Supersomm travel fund!

    I’d like to remind you about the crowdfunding initiative we started last week, an attempt to drum up the money necessary to send four enterprising…

    27 Jun 2017 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Alder on America

    Have we hit peak somm?

    A handsome young man in stylish glasses sits in an empty restaurant, his vividly coloured sleeve tattoo curling artfully out from underneath his…

    17 Apr 2017 Alder Yarrow
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    Bottle, and magnum, variation

    20 October 2016 Questions of bottle variation and resulting score variability are, not surprisingly, a perennial topic on this site and more generally…

    20 Oct 2016 Jancis Robinson