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  • Article Alder on America

    California is fizzing again

    There'a a renaissance of sparkling wine production in the golden state. I’ve been having something of an unnerving experience of late. Receiving…

    13 May 2019 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Tasting articles

    Our spring 2019 collection – fizz

    A pot pourri of blends of wine and carbon dioxide from all over Europe (including England) plus one South American. For more tasting notes in our…

    12 Apr 2019 Team JR
  • Article Tasting articles

    Hampshire chalks it up

    Hampshire's finest on show in London. See also English wine in a hole over nomenclature and Richard's survey of English wine tourism.Vineyards of…

    1 Mar 2019 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Wines of the week

    Bera 2017 Moscato d'Asti

    An unpretentious start to 2019.  From 11.80 Swiss francs, 280 Czech koruna, $14 (by the case only), 139 Swedish krona, €13.65, CA$24.20, £17.50,…

    28 Dec 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Inside information

    Walter falls for Asti, sweet and now dry

    Walter is passionate about a light, sweet, lightly sparkling historic wine too often overlooked. Now joined by a dry version.  With the festive…

    17 Dec 2018 Walter Speller
  • Article Don't quote me

    Franciacorta – are unripe grapes really the key?

    Walter suggests a way forward for Italy's most famous traditional-method fizz.  Like anyone with a keen interest in wine, I couldn't help noticing…

    17 Dec 2018 Walter Speller
  • Article Free for all

    Festive fizz 2018

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Picture by Matt Martin.  All of the 26 wines recommended below are made fizzy by the…

    15 Dec 2018 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    England v Champagne – a re-run

    Another blind comparison between the best of English wine and, this time, the best of Champagne.  The day after the Dom Pérignon extravaganza…

    14 Dec 2018 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Free for all

    A guide to our Week of Effervescence

    All this week, and next Monday, our tasting articles feature that delicious mixture, wine and carbon dioxide – in fact our Week of Effervescence might…

    10 Dec 2018 Team JR
  • Article Tasting articles

    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
  • Article Tasting articles

    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
  • Article Tasting articles

    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
  • Article Free for all

    ​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