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  • Article Tasting articles

    Reinforcements from California

    Having devoted some space to some Smart Americans last week, we bring in some reinforcements in the shape of Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs gathered…

    22 Mar 2018 Richard Hemming MW
  • Article Free for all

    Blatch on Bordeaux 2017 – the wines

    22 March 2018 We are republishing free the second of Bill Blatch's three-part report on Bordeaux's difficult 2017 vintage as part of our Throwback…

    22 Mar 2018 Guest contributor
  • Article Inside information

    Bytes of wine

    That bottle of wine just a few inches away from your glass is made of glass, cork (or plastic), metal and a little bit of paper. It’s just a little…

    21 Mar 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Tasting articles

    145 Bordeaux 2008s 10 years on

    See our guide to coverage of Bordeaux 2008. As usual I took part in a major blind retrospective of the 10-year-old Bordeaux vintage. A group of us…

    21 Mar 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Txacoli – not to be dismissed

    If you still think Txakoli is no more than a light, refreshing, simple, lightly fizzy wine to be drunk young when touring Basque country, I am sure…

    20 Mar 2018 Ferran Centelles
  • Article Alder on America

    Changing States of somm

    As I attended Napa’s glitzy and convivial annual trade tasting and Première auction a few weeks ago, I noticed a camera crew snaking its way through…

    19 Mar 2018 Alder Yarrow
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    Acroterra and Thymiopoulos

    One of the saddest recent losses to the wine world was that of Haridimos Hatzidakis, all-too-young founder of the outstanding eponymous winery on the…

    19 Mar 2018 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Free for all

    Napa and Bordeaux cosy up

    A shorter version of this article is published in the Financial Times. See also Smart Americans. At a recent dinner in London I sat next to a…

    17 Mar 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    An appetite for reading

    Over the past fortnight I have almost lost my interest in food, taste and restaurants. The explanation is simple and not that uncommon. I have had flu…

    17 Mar 2018 Nick Lander
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    L’Aurage 10 years on

    A ‘fertile hunting ground’ is how Jancis described Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux in her article last week on Nine affordable, drinkable red bordeaux.…

    16 Mar 2018 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Wines of the week

    Viñátigo Vijariego Blanco 2016 Tenerife

    From 19.40 Swiss francs, £20.09, $24.99 Find this wine Last month I found myself in New York reading Cork Dork, that ripper of a read so…

    16 Mar 2018 Emily Lightfoot
  • Article Tasting articles

    Smart Americans

    Jancis writes Those of us on the team who are based in the UK are all too aware that we have a very incomplete view of what's going on in American…

    15 Mar 2018 Jancis Robinson Richard Hemming MW
  • Article Free for all

    Blatch on Bordeaux 2017 – the vines

    15 March  2018 We are republishing free this first part of Bill Blatch's annual report on the latest Bordeaux vintage as part of our Throwback…

    15 Mar 2018 Guest contributor
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    Great value from Alsace

    Alsace is one of the French wine regions that clearly works hard to promote its wines with care and attention. Tastings in London seem to come round…

    14 Mar 2018 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Hemming's spittoon

    Tasting the UK's top ten wine brands

    Everyone knows that much of what you read online is untrue, very possibly including this sentence. But far fewer of us realise that we only ever…

    14 Mar 2018 Richard Hemming MW