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    Franciacorta seeks a USP – still

    A tasting from Italy's top sparkling wine appellation leaves more questions than answers. I wonder whether the producers and promoters of Franciacorta…

    16 Oct 2018 Richard Hemming MW
  • Article Wines of the week

    Gusbourne, Blanc de Blancs 2013 England

    From €34.84, 640 South African rand, £36.69, 54.78 Swiss francs, 469.90 Norwegian krone, 82.99 Canadian dollars, 6,980 Japanese yen, $73.80, AU$125,…

    27 Jul 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    Can English wine be organic?

    As I’ve already mentioned in Davenport the quiet hero, there are 700 vineyards in the UK, with a total of about 2,500 ha (6,200 acres) under vine. Of…

    1 Jun 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Great value from Alsace

    Alsace is one of the French wine regions that clearly works hard to promote its wines with care and attention. Tastings in London seem to come round…

    14 Mar 2018 Julia Harding MW
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    ​In defence of sluts

    The contents of Richard's spittoon yesterday clearly touched a nerve in Padova. It's lucky Richard's away this week... You may like the product, or…

    15 Feb 2018 Walter Speller
  • Article Hemming's spittoon

    The bottom end of sparkling

    What do lip balm, bath salts, chocolates, scented candles, tea bags and jam have in common? They’ve all co-opted Prosecco into unlikely product…

    14 Feb 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    All that sparkles and delights

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. It is the last in a series of collected recommendations of dry whites, reds and sweet…

    21 Dec 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    In praise of Prosecco

    Pierazzo da Feltre, honorably mentioned among the finalists in our wine writing competition, reports on the polarisation that is taking place in…

    1 May 2017 Guest contributor
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    Fizz and fortified - more information please!

    9 February 2017 This week’s Throwback Thursday – Jancis’s appeal for greater transparency from the producers of non-vintage wines – links neatly to…

    9 Feb 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    2002 champagnes and other fizzes

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Blind tasting is extremely educational, but has a nasty habit of reducing the pleasure…

    3 Dec 2016 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Prosecco wars - Australia v Italy

    16 November 2016  Specialist wine lawyer John Barker explains: 'In Australia, Prosecco can be used as a vine variety name. On that basis, the…

    15 Nov 2016 Walter Speller
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    Nyetimber takes on Krug

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See also Nyetimber - a Canadian playground.  Most wine drinkers nowadays are aware…

    10 Sep 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    English fizz trumps champagne in blind tasting

    14 July 2016 To complement all our articles about sparkling wines and champagnes this week, and as a rather cheekily English celebration of Bastille…

    14 Jul 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Sparkling assemblage

    See this guide to our assemblages. Jancis writes  In this week when we published two articles on some very smart champagnes (see Tip-top champagnes…

    14 Jul 2016 Team JR
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    Fizzing it up in Gisborne

    Gisborne on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island was the third stop on my recent trip to this country that has been imaginatively likened  to…

    31 Mar 2016 Julia Harding MW