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  • Article Andrea's salon

    Once more, with feeling

    I’ve long been troubled by the disparity between the enormous, glorious galaxy of feelings that wine elicits, and the narrow band of tools, ideas and…

    27 Jun 2018 Andrea Frost
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    The Bordeaux primeurs circus

    12 April 2018 In recognition of the fact that this is the official Bordeaux primeurs week, during which Julia is working hard on your behalf in order…

    12 Apr 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Oxford trumps Cambridge again, but next year...?

    Oxford romped home, again, in yesterday morning’s Oxford v Cambridge wine-tasting match organised by Champagne Pol Roger, notching up a total score of…

    21 Feb 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Appellation tastings – an insider's riposte

    Recently retired specialist Loire broker Charles Sydney (pictured here with his wife and colleague Philippa) reports on his experiences of the 'label'…

    12 Feb 2018 Guest contributor
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    Wilderness wines increase

    12 February See Charles Sydney's defence of the official tasting panel procedure in the Loire. 10 February A version of this article is published by…

    10 Feb 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
  • Article Hemming's spittoon

    The madness of en primeur

    I think they call it the coal face of wine tasting because your teeth end up looking like a coal face: black and petrified.  Last month, I spent…

    8 Nov 2017 Richard Hemming MW
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    World Wine Tasting Championships 2017

    Zimbabwean-born Tam and I went briefly to gloriously autumnal Burgundy last weekend to witness the performance of the Zimbabwe team in the fifth World…

    16 Oct 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Zimbo Supersomms – the movie

    Erica Platter, who introduced four remarkable Zimbabwean Supersommeliers to us in April 2016, now reveals that a film is to be made of their quite…

    5 Oct 2017 Guest contributor
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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
  • Article Hemming's spittoon

    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
  • Article Don't quote me

    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