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    The return of the tastevin

    Pierazzo da Feltre, one of the honourably mentioned finalists in our wine writing competition, urges us to take up the tastevin again. We all are very…

    19 Jul 2017 Guest contributor
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    Reality and wine – are tasting notes all wrong?

    Optical illusion courtesy of MedithIT Implicitly, we trust our senses. Our sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell are constantly assessing the…

    8 Mar 2017 Richard Hemming MW
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    WWC 17 - Caroline Gilby MW

    Caroline Gilby MW is well known in wine circles for her unrivalled knowledge of wine production in eastern Europe. She is a notable contributor to the …

    17 Jan 2017 Guest contributor
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    WWC 15 - James Flewellen

    James Flewellen is no stranger to See, for example, this review of a book on wine tasting he co-wrote. Here’s how he describes…

    10 Jan 2017 Guest contributor
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    Book reviews 2016 - pedagoguery

    For links to all of Tam's reviews of wine books published in 2016, see this guide. Your Wine Questions Answered  The 25 Things Wine Drinkers Most Want…

    3 Jan 2017 Tamlyn Currin
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    The elusive M-word

    A slightly shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. One morning earlier this month a bearded professor from the University…

    29 Oct 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    How to be a wine tourist

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Wine tourism is flourishing as never before and bottles bought sur place have a special…

    30 Jul 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Speaking of wine

    After excoriating scoring here several months ago, let the spittoon of scorn now pour forth on its tasting-note bedfellow, the language of wine.…

    8 Jun 2016 Richard Hemming MW
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    Truly blind tasting

    The rarity of experiencing utter blackness becomes apparent only once you are immersed in it. Mundanely speaking, it is the complete absence of any…

    25 Apr 2016 Richard Hemming MW
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    Taste - your mouth may really matter

    If you read my article earlier this year about heroic microbiologists, you will know that I am increasingly fascinated by microbes and their role in…

    31 Mar 2016 Julia Harding MW
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    How to flatter fine wine

    10 Mar 2016  Reminded by Alex’s splendid column last week about learning to taste blind, we are republishing this useful article as this week’s…

    10 Mar 2016 Alex Hunt MW
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    Connecting the dots, light and dark blue

    Every February I permit myself a bit of nostalgia when in the middle of the month the annual varsity blind tasting match between Oxford and Cambridge…

    2 Mar 2016 Alex Hunt MW
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    Blind leading the blind?

    Joss Fowler (pictured) wrote several revelatory articles for us a few months ago and muses below on the topic of our recent poll - results now…

    11 Jan 2016 Guest contributor
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    What do you think about blind tasting?

    12 January See the overwhelming results of this poll in Consumers prefer commentators to taste blind.31 December We suspect you may well have had some…

    31 Dec 2015 Team JR
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    Sniffing stones and other tasting notes

    3 December 2015 Since there has been a revival of interest in the concept of minerality on our members' forum recently, I thought it might be fun to…

    3 Dec 2015 Jancis Robinson