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  • Article Hemming's spittoon

    Unpalatable truths: is wine a force for good?

    Goodness is in the glass of the beholder – depending on your definitions.  Wine is, on the face of it, an utterly superfluous luxury. The majority…

    13 Mar 2019 Richard Hemming MW
  • Article Inside information

    ​MW Symposium – sustaining the vine and the planet

    See also MW Symposium – wines on the frontier and MW Symposium – more on microbes.  How do we ensure the longevity and health of vines, and how might…

    9 Jul 2018 Julia Harding MW
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    How green is Napa Valley?

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. When John Williams of Frog’s Leap (pictured here) organised the first organic wine…

    7 Jul 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Corks - get recycling!

    22 June Purple Pager Malcolm Lamont contacted us from Canada to say that ReCORK has a cork collection box at the Independent Wine Education Guild in…

    25 Apr 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Scandal hits Winemakers’ Federation of Australia

    23 Sep - an independent enquiry has been announced here.The approval of a new sustainability programme for Australian wine has been soured by scandal…

    17 Sep 2014 Max Allen
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    Taking the long view

    Anyone who takes a long-focus view of the earth can see that we are using up our resources far too fast. I'm delighted that awareness of the…

    30 Jan 2012 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    Underground virtues

    José Manuel Ortega has established O Fournier wineries in Ribera del Duero, Chile and Argentina. Here, the day after Andrew Jefford's plea to reduce…

    25 Oct 2011 Guest contributor
  • Article Videos

    A Manhattan roof garden

    The other day in New York, at the end of a wonderful lunch at Maialino, the Italian restaurant in the Gramercy Park Hotel with Betsey, widow of Johnny…

    27 Oct 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    A green future

    This unprepossessing green sludge might just save the planet. It is algae being experimented with at Torres in Penedès, where matters ecological are…

    18 Jun 2010 Richard Hemming MW
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    An Italian first

    Today we introduce a new contributor to Until recently Walter Speller was the wine buyer at Sir Terence Conran's local wine shop…

    2 Oct 2008 Walter Speller