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London forum to tackle sustainability in wine

News from Jancis Robinson - 10 uur 24 min geleden
Tam will be speaking at an event in London designed to highlight how sustainability can be put into practice in the wine industry. Find out more, and see Tam's long article on the topic, republished free today.  The Future of Wine Forum takes place all day on 4 November in London at The Conduit
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Still wines of England – tasting notes

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 19/09/2019 - 10:52
Read on. These are no longer wines to be dismissed out of hand, as Susie Barrie MW and Peter Richards MW argue in English still wine grows up, also published today.  Click on our English wine tag and you will be directed to no fewer than 119 articles, but virtually all of them are about England’s increasingly respectable and respected sparkling
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English still wine grows up

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 19/09/2019 - 09:47
To complement today's tasting article on English still wines, married Masters of Wine Susie Barrie and Peter Richards, particularly well-informed observers* of the English wine scene, comment on the evolution of this often-overlooked category. English still wine. Three simple words that provoke a host of different reactions, from indignation to
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The very feminine 2019 Roederers

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 19/09/2019 - 09:47
Non-British women and JancisRobinson.com did especially well at last night’s Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards held in a brand new wing of the Royal Academy of Arts in Mayfair, London. Three of our contributors were shortlisted in two categories, each of which was won by a writer who had submitted to the judges articles written for
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RIP David Elswood

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 18/09/2019 - 12:07
Christie's extremely popular and energetic wine auctioneer David Elswood has been felled by cancer of the throat. Several days ago Michael Broadbent's son Bartholomew was in touch. He thought I should be gathering memories of father, founder of Christie's wine department, because he was so weak (he has since rallied, I'm delighted to say). I
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The Place de Bordeaux spreads its wings

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 18/09/2019 - 09:47
How do the increasing number of non-French wines now being sold in Bordeaux measure up to the wines the Bordeaux negociants are more used to selling? Pierre Lacour was an artist working in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, specialising in scenes of his native Bordeaux. Here we see the Quai des Chartrons, the quayside where the
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2019 writing competition – who won?

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 18/09/2019 - 09:47
More than 80 entries but only one winner ... The winner of this year’s writing competition, with a staggering 52% of all 149 votes cast, is Sarah Phillips for her guide to Miami for wine lovers. So inviting did her recommendations sound that Nick and I have decided to break a particularly long flight we're planning next February with 24 hours in
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Travel tips for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 18/09/2019 - 09:47
From Vancouver Island to Melbourne, check out these insider tips for thirsty travellers. And see also our travel forum for members. Below are links to a series of 43 travel guides listing wine bars, wine-friendly restaurants, wine stores and, in many, wineries. Our popular, and often-updated London for wine lovers is supplemented by the 42
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New Wave South Africa – 2019 version

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 17/09/2019 - 09:46
Was this year's showing by the Cape's young guns the tasting of the year? It certainly felt like it. See also David & Nadia's 2019 releases. Jancis writes This year the organisers of the New Wave South Africa tasting moved back to the basement of Soho record store Phonica. This was fine – apart from the noise (not a sound-absorbing soft furnishing
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US retailing – cracks in the foundations

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 17/09/2019 - 09:46
The beginning of the end may have come for America's labyrinthine laws governing the movement of wine around the country. A recent US Supreme Court ruling striking down an obscure Tennessee law has had the American wine industry abuzz for the past few months as both industry and legal experts begin to hint that the verdict may be a harbinger of
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Mopping up Rhône 2017 – northern whites

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 16/09/2019 - 09:46
This mini-series of mop-up tastings of the Rhône's small but promising 2017 vintage begins in the north. Despite tasting nearly 1,000 Rhône wines from the superior 2017 vintage last autumn (see our Rhône 2017 guide), there were still hundreds of wines left to try. Fortunately, many of these were conveniently assembled as part of the biennial Décou
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Diary of a Willamette cellar rat – part 2

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 16/09/2019 - 09:46
First-picked 2019 Chardonnay grapes shown here. Fingers crossed for drier weather. Click on the tag to find last week's despatch from Samantha Cole-Johnson, in the lower ranks of an Oregon winery. On Wednesday, it rained. Between fog, humidity and drizzle, it feels like we haven’t had a fully dry day for a couple of weeks, and while everybody in
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Dinner on the avenue – for 720

News from Jancis Robinson - za, 14/09/2019 - 02:01
A version of this article about Bolgheri is published by the Financial Times. See also Bolgheri – the tasting notes. ‘There is no plan B.’ With evening rain forecast, this was a constant, worried refrain in Bolgheri, the Tuscan coast’s smartest wine region by far, on the last day of August. The wine producers’ ambitious plan was to serve a dinner
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Cérès – a Frenchwoman's obsession

News from Jancis Robinson - za, 14/09/2019 - 02:01
Devoted chef in north London needs more customers. Ahead of my article next week about a remarkable woman in the British restaurant trade – Helen O’Malley, the 54-year-old mother of eight who is the public face of the Bo Tree Kitchen Thai restaurant in Belfast – here is another paean of praise to a second woman in this arduous business. A woman
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Bolgheri – the tasting notes

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 13/09/2019 - 09:46
Four of the Tuscan coast's more glamorous wines, or estates, analysed – Argentiera, Masseto, Matarocchio and Ornellaia. See also Dinner on the avenue – for 720 to be published tomorrow. Bolgheri, the DOC that is the Tuscan coast’s brightest star, inspired by the obvious quality of Sassicaia, is hugely distinctive. It’s the only Tuscan DOC whose
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Doniene Gorrondona 2017/18 Bizkaiko Txakolina

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 13/09/2019 - 09:46
A super-crisp, low-alcohol Basque white of interest. From €10.90, $18.99, £15.90, AU$30. Find this wine On the UK’s most recent Bank Holiday, amid record-breaking 33 °C (91 °F) temperatures, I was strolling languidly through south-west London, en route home, when I was diverted into the relatively new Putney branch of The Sampler, the wine
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A kosher selection from Israel

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 12/09/2019 - 09:46
An eerily quiet tasting of Kedem's Israeli wines in London suggested something of a winemaking rut. This was probably one of the quietest tastings I have ever been to in London. Very different from the oversubscribed and incredibly noisy New Wave South Africa tasting that Jancis and I went to last week. (We’ll be publishing our notes shortly.) I
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New crop of MSs

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 12/09/2019 - 09:46
A follow-up to last year's Master Sommelier saga. This week the Court of Master Sommeliers – Americas completed the annual exam for the Master Sommelier diploma. Candidates completed the theory portion of the exam previously. Only after passing theory are candidates then able to progress to the service and blind tasting portions of the exam, which
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Of yeast and Brunello

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 11/09/2019 - 09:46
Another revealing encounter at San Polino outside Montalcino and praise for their 2014. At the beginning of August I visited Katia Nussbaum and her husband Luigi Fabbro at San Polino, their estate in Montalcino. (Right is Monte Amiata as seen from San Polino.) Nussbaum, who in a widely admired recent article wrote about how she would like
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First impressions of the Singapore wine trade

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 11/09/2019 - 09:46
In his second monthly dispatch from his new home in Singapore, Richard sinks his teeth into the local wine trade. Sometimes the best food match is simply the most expedient. So it proved when I was faced with the freshly cleaved skull of a whole-roasted duck, with the enticement that the brains within taste like liver. I grabbed the chopsticks,
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