Wijnnieuws

An English egg man in Tuscany

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 07/11/2019 - 09:48
Robin Baum, a retired lawyer looking even more like the classic Englishman against the backdrop of Tuscany, his current stomping ground, has such a penchant for eggs that here they call him uomo dell’uovo, or ‘egg man’. In Baum’s case they come in concrete, ceramic and porcelain – vessels in striking shapes and forms in which he ages wines. For
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

ISVV part 2 – some current research

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 07/11/2019 - 09:48
Just a few of the fascinating research projects currently underway at Bordeaux's centre of wine academia. See Joined-up science at Bordeaux's ISVV - part 1 for an introduction to the Institute and its aims. For our more vintage-specific reports on Bordeaux this week, see UGC 2017s in bottle, part 1 and part 2, as well as Gavin Quinney's Bordeaux
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

Joined-up science at Bordeaux's ISVV – part 1

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 06/11/2019 - 09:48
A day spent at the hub of wine academe in Bordeaux, the world-famous ISVV, was fascinating, and threw up serious scientific concerns about natural wines, not to mention Trump's trade wars and domestic politics.  You might expect anyone working at a scientific institute in a world-famous wine region that studies vineyards and winemaking to be
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

UGC 2017s in bottle, part 2 – Graves and the right bank

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 06/11/2019 - 09:48
A lighter vintage but with some attractive and aromatically open wines. For Jancis's review of the left bank and sweet wines from this UGC tasting in London, see part 1. For links to all our coverage of 2017 in Bordeaux, see this guide. The overall style of this vintage seems to have suited the reds of Graves and Pessac-Léognan. As I suggested in
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

UGC 2017s in bottle, part 1 – Médoc and sweet whites

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 05/11/2019 - 09:48
At this year’s London showing, a treat was in store for us scribes – arguably more related to form than content. For all our previous coverage of the 2017 vintage in Bordeaux, see this guide, and for Julia's notes on the right bank and Pessac-Léognan and Graves, see part 2 tomorrow. For as long as I can remember, the Union des Grands Crus de
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

Bordeaux 2019 weather and harvest report

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 05/11/2019 - 09:48
Gavin Quinney of Ch Bauduc in the Entre-Deux-Mers provides us with his typically thorough and well-illustrated report on the latest harvest in Bordeaux. Now that the grapes are all in, and the wine safely in the tanks and barrels, there's a chance to reflect on the year in the vineyard and how the new Bordeaux vintage has shaped up. So here is my
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

How has Australian Shiraz evolved?

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 04/11/2019 - 09:48
Alistair Cooper provides an audit, tasting 52 current examples. London’s wine trade was treated to a premium Australia tasting in September entitled ‘Australia redefined'.  As there was a plethora of wines to cover on the day, we split the tasting duties, and while Jancis focused on Chardonnay, I tackled Shiraz. Barossa featured fairly heavily,
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

Not all Chardonnays are created equal

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 04/11/2019 - 09:48
Max discusses perceptions of price and quality in a blind tasting of Chardonnays from around the world. Remember the old Sesame Street song, ‘One of these things is not like the other’?  Ten glasses of Chardonnay on the table in front of me, all served blind. Each is the top-selling wine in Australia at its price point, ranging from under AU$10
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

O Piquette – where is thy sting?

News from Jancis Robinson - za, 02/11/2019 - 02:03
A version of this article, about a Gascon in Washington DC, is published by the Financial Times. There are some people who are born to spend their lives happily giving pleasure to their customers in the restaurant trade. One such is Francis Layrle, a surname so difficult to pronounce that he says immediately ‘just call me Francis’. He was born
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

Cloudburst bursts price ceiling

News from Jancis Robinson - za, 02/11/2019 - 02:03
A Margaret River producer has done what many would like to. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Local opinion on Will Berliner, 65, founder of Cloudburst with its record-breaking prices for Margaret River wines, varies. Rob Mann, award-winning grandson of the iconic Western Australian winemaker Jack Mann, is an admirer
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

The Bunch 2019

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 01/11/2019 - 09:48
A bunch of British independent merchants strut their stuff. I hope you can find some of my favourites where you live. This year’s tasting put on by The Bunch group of independent wine merchants, now incorporating Haynes Hanson & Clark and Private Cellar but minus Berry Bros & Rudd, had as its theme ‘look-alikes from the world of wine’, although
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

Verus, Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Štajerska Slovenia

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 01/11/2019 - 07:48
Look beyond the obvious regions for exciting, delicious Sauvignon Blanc.  From €10.50, 263 Czech koruna, £12.95, $14.99 (2017 vintage)  Find this wine  There is something, I’ve discovered, about Sauvignon Blanc from Central Europe. It’s different from the grassy green gooseberry and grey flint of France, the hula-hoop tropicality of New Zealand,
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

Some stars of Western Australia

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 31/10/2019 - 09:48
Hugely enjoyable tastings with the owners and/or winemakers of Cloudburst, Corymbia, Cullen and Swinney. One long-established name that has evolved considerably and three relatively new ones. Cloudburst Will Berliner's famous and famously priced Cabernets spend 19 to 22 months in oak, and include 4–7% Malbec. 'A little goes a long way', he says.
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

Perspectives on the Douro and the 2019 vintage

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 31/10/2019 - 09:48
Winemaker Charles Symington, taking on the role of vintage reporter from his brother Paul, sends this forthright summary of current difficulties in the Douro Valley as well as his overview of the latest vintage, plus a brief note on the harvest at their new property in the northern Alentejo, Quinta da Fonte Souto. Further below, Sophia Berquist,
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

Eastern Slovenia, the tasting notes

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 30/10/2019 - 09:48
Eastern Slovenia surprises Tam with its gentle, magical beauty and unexpectedly exciting wines. See here for an introduction to this remarkable wine region. What surprised me most about the wines that I tasted was how instantly appealing they were. I'd expected something more rustic, lots of over-enthusiastic oaking, flabbiness and plenty of
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

Eastern Slovenia, Europe's Middle-earth

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 30/10/2019 - 09:48
It takes an Irishman to persuade a Zimbabwean-Brit to fly to the remotest corner of Slovenia to taste wine on a whim. Actually, it took an Irishman two years, six bottles of wine, some breathtaking drone footage and a lot of persistence … But I got there. Wizz Air (I kid you not, that is the
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

Fate is a fiasco

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 29/10/2019 - 09:48
Burton Anderson, author of so many seminal books on Italian wine, looks back at his favourite wine bottle. The fiasco, in both the traditional Italian sense of the term for a wine container and the universal expression for a flop, has figured with remarkable frequency in my experiences almost from the start.  The bulbous bottle with the woven
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

In search of burgundy bargains

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 29/10/2019 - 09:48
Is bargain burgundy an oxymoron nowadays? Since so many of us love burgundy but not its prices, it seems sensible to try to seek out the better-priced burgundies. The wines described below are sold either by Domaine Direct, a specialist in top-quality burgundy for decades, or by the Vindependents group of independent wine retailers alluded to in m
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

Oaked Sauvignons five years on

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 28/10/2019 - 09:48
Which Sauvignon Blancs improve in bottle? This was an interesting tasting that reminded me how much I enjoy well-made oaked Sauvignon Blancs. It was a reprise of a tasting also organised by Richard Bampfield MW on behalf of Ch Brown five years ago. See Oaked Sauvignon – what works? first published in 2014. After the tasting he had been left with a
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

Diary of a Willamette cellar rat – part 8

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 28/10/2019 - 09:48
Samantha Cole-Johnson bids farewell, for a while. Snow-covered Mount Hood in the background of this view from the Oregon winery. I hate to admit this, but it’s the day of my deadline and I’m only just putting fingers to keyboard (apologies, JR). I kept putting it off and telling myself that it was because we’d be doing more tomorrow and I’d want
Categorieën: Wijnnieuws

Pagina's

Abonneren op Vinotopia aggregator - Wijnnieuws