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    Paso Robles - wine v water

    28 June The Resnicks, owners of Justin Vineyards, have apologised for cutting down all the oak trees, claiming to have been 'asleep at the wheel'.…

    20 Jun 2016 Elaine Chukan Brown
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    ​The changing shape of the wine world

    This article has been syndicated. Last March I gave several talks in Tokyo to Japan’s exceptionally numerous and exceptionally polite wine lovers in…

    24 May 2016 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Max on Oz

    Diluting Oz must

    Australian winemakers have been diluting overripe grape juice with water for decades. The practice is forbidden - but that doesn’t stop people doing…

    2 Dec 2015 Max Allen
  • Article Alder on America

    ​Going dry in California

    On 1 April, while the rest of the country was engaged in harmless pranks, California’s governor Jerry Brown was getting serious. Reports were coming…

    15 Apr 2015 Alder Yarrow
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    'The worst drought in five centuries’

    As I write these words, the usually sunny state of Georgia has been brought to a standstill thanks to more than six inches of snow and freezing rain.…

    18 Feb 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    Ron of Jasper Hill on irrigation

    The lone non European representative at the recent Natural Wine Fair in London was Ron Laughton of Jasper Hill in Heathcote (see Eminent Victorians…

    23 May 2011 Jancis Robinson
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    Naughty French

    See the resulting thread in members' forum. You know how European wine producers and non Europeans have always fought for the moral high ground? …

    21 Aug 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    A sign of Australia's dry times

    It’s a sign of the times that the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation’s information arm, until recently more used to trumpeting export successes,…

    19 Sep 2008 Jancis Robinson
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    California sees return to dry farming

    Just a brief follow-up to my recent syndicated article Wine and water - scary stuff. If this topic interests you, you might like to take a look at…

    14 May 2008 Jancis Robinson
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    Wine and water - scary stuff

    Not for the first time, I am concerned about water and wine. The first time I worried about our planet's essential and fast-depleting liquid…

    8 Apr 2008 Jancis Robinson
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    Vintage in the Vale - Part 7

    Water, water everywhere, and not a drop for vines to drink. McLaren Vale’s vines are within view of the ocean as it gently teases the shore, yet a…

    26 Mar 2008 Richard Hemming MW
  • Article Wines of the week


    This is a semi-serious suggestion, and a nannying reminder that no liquid is better for us than H2O. I used to enjoy sparkling water but have realised…

    26 Dec 2007 Jancis Robinson
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    California - some current trends

    I was (twice) briefly in California recently and thought I’d jot down some impressions of current issues that are probably so much part of the…

    23 Nov 2007 Jancis Robinson
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    Water and wine - an overview

    I was discussing the issues involved in water use by wine producers by email with David Graves of Saintsbury winery in California recently and he was…

    22 Nov 2007 Guest contributor