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    Cálem – explaining port brilliantly

    A sound recommendation for any visitor to Oporto. See also today's account of Ferreira's vintage ports back to 1847. Porto, Oporto in English, is a…

    15 Apr 2019 Tim Jackson MW
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    Wine tourism in the UK

    Looking into the latest developments in English wine tourism. See also English wine in a hole over nomenclature and Hampshire chalks it up. As…

    26 Feb 2019 Richard Hemming MW
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    English vineyards worth visiting

    Elisabeth Else and Ian Hardwick of take us on a tour of some visitor-friendly vineyards in England and Wales. Visiting vineyards,…

    10 Oct 2017 Guest contributor
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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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    Santa Barbara's struggle for tourism

    This is a longer version of an article also published by the Financial Times. For a more detailed report and tasting notes, see Santa Barbara's grapes…

    21 Mar 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    An English wine odyssey

    In memory of the late Mike Roberts, pictured in today's Fizz assortment - part 2, we are republishing this 2011 article by Susanna Forbes, founder of…

    18 Dec 2014 Guest contributor
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    Tasting the money

    Rebecca Yeamans is the tasting-room manager for Afton Mountain Vineyards in Virginia. She writes a blog called The Academic Wino, which is about…

    26 Aug 2011 Guest contributor
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    Crashpadder - a home from home for wine lovers?

    Have you ever despaired of life itself when faced with the wine selection in hotel minibars? When Stephen Rapoport recently drank an overpriced,…

    19 Aug 2011 Richard Hemming MW
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    Wine Capitals awards 2010

    Personal recommendations are invaluable when it comes to places to stay, eat or buy wine - as is clear from the requests and generous and detailed…

    16 Nov 2009 Julia Harding MW
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    Overdoing it on the Napa wine trail

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. One of the most difficult questions for a wine writer to answer is…

    12 Jul 2008 Jancis Robinson