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Tbilisi for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 13/08/2019 - 09:49
Sarah May Grunwald, @tastegeorgia, describes herself as ‘official Georgian wine ambassador’ so she should know where to eat and drink in Georgia’s capital. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. Tbilisi’s history dates back to the fifth century when it was founded on the hot springs
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Nashville for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 13/08/2019 - 09:49
Joe Scutella, co-founder of Bonus Bev in Nashville, songwriter and music publisher, argues that Nashville is more than Music City. Listen to his Wine Song here. See also this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. On a crisp, bright, early autumn North-Western Pennsylvania day in 1960, I stood
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Campaign to cut UK wine tax launched

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 12/08/2019 - 09:54
Find out more about Wine Drinkers UK, launched today. We wine lovers in the UK have had enough. Wine is the UK's favourite alcoholic drink, but is also the most unfairly taxed. A pressure group has been formed to press for a stop to making wine a fiscal scapegoat. We are fed up with being taxed so highly, and particularly so much more highly than
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Gayda's nine-way Syrah experiment

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 12/08/2019 - 09:49
What is the effect of the shape, size and material of the container in which a wine is aged? Take the fruit from one vineyard near Perpignan, ferment it, then put the wine into nine different ageing vessels. What do you get? Nine different wines – and not always what you might have expected. Gayda’s Tim Ford and winemaker Vincent Chansault
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Basque Country for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 12/08/2019 - 09:49
Journalist Yolanda Ortiz de Arri guides us round northern Spain. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. We are spoiled for good food in Basque Country. From the casual pintxo bars to the two dozen Michelin-starred restaurants or the sociedades gastronómicas (members-only social clubs
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Cape Town for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 12/08/2019 - 09:49
Jono Le Feuvre provides this speed-dating guide for wine hunters in Cape Town. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. In a world of Tinder and Twitter, we seem to have done away with the art of deliberation. Attention spans the breadth of a tweet, and decisions take no longer than the
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67 Pall Mall to open in Singapore

News from Jancis Robinson - zo, 11/08/2019 - 03:27
A peak inside the proposed site of 67 Pall Mall’s newly announced outpost in Singapore. One of the most useful places for a wine professional in London is 67 Pall Mall. This members’ club for oenophiles has one of the capital’s largest selections of wine, an enviable team of sommeliers, luxurious surroundings, very reasonable corkage fees and has
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Tokyo's Blind Donkey plus a classic

News from Jancis Robinson - za, 10/08/2019 - 02:04
An east–west restaurant in Tokyo with a mysterious name. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. The choice of where to eat on our last night in Tokyo, at the end of a week in which we had eaten extremely well, presented me with a particular dilemma. The night before we had enjoyed an exceptional meal at the wine-minded Nog
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The Wine Society summer 2019

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 09/08/2019 - 09:49
Another stellar selection from one of the UK's best-loved specialists.  Their logo may have changed, but the Wine Society's core proposition has stayed the same: a broad range of great wines at very keen prices – many of which should be of interest to those outside the UK too. Their most recent London tasting for wine writers demonstrated this
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Armenia for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 09/08/2019 - 09:49
Peter Harvey ventures into unknown territory. You can find links to all the other articles in this series in Writing competition 2019 – latest. In July 2019 I added five days onto our trip to Georgia to dip a tentative toe into the Armenian wine scene; there isn’t much on Purple Pages and nothing in the World Atlas of Wine [there are 169 words on
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Orlando for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 09/08/2019 - 09:49
Rashmi Primlani shares her enthusiasm for the wine focus of Central Florida. You can find links to all the other articles in this series in Writing competition 2019 – latest. Orlando has lived in the shadow of being the happiest place on earth – Disney earning a reputation for uncomplicated and worse, an unhealthy food destination. Thanks to a
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Gini, La Froscà Classico 2015/16 Soave

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 09/08/2019 - 09:49
A Soave most definitely worth seeking out.  From €15.21, 18.31 Swiss francs, $19.99, £16.68  Find this wine  The Gini family have been grape growers and winemakers in Soave for over 400 years. From their cellars and winery in their hometown of Monteforte d’Alpone, and from their 50 ha (124 acres) of vines, they produce some of the finest
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Samuel Billaud's 2018s

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 08/08/2019 - 09:49
At last, a generous vintage in Chablis. 'I've never a seen a vintage like this in all my time in Chablis', 48-year-old Samuel Billaud said with a gentle smile. Fresh from the Eurostar and dodging the London rain, he had come to host a tasting and lunch at the offices of his UK importer Charles Taylor. It might not be the greatest vintage of all
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Waconia, Minnesota, for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 08/08/2019 - 09:49
Chris Dinesen Rogers opens our eyes to a wine-friendly corner of the harsh Mid West. You can find links to all the other articles in this series in Writing competition 2019 – latest.  Wine isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when someone says Waconia, Minnesota. But you’d be missing out on something special if you didn’t give it a sip. What
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The Hague for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 08/08/2019 - 09:49
Wine importer Arend-Jaap van der Lely shares his address book. This is just one of five Dutch entries in our wine writing competition. You can find links to all the other articles in this series in Writing competition 2019 – latest.  The Hague, seat of Dutch government and a city with sandy beaches, is a great city for wine lovers. It is very
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Melbourne for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 07/08/2019 - 09:54
Patrick Rankine takes us by the hand for a long day's tour of his favourites among Melbourne's host of delights. You can find links to all the other articles in this series in Writing competition 2019 – latest.  Good morning Melbourne. Australia, no matter where you come from, it’s been a long flight; you’re weary from travel (despite doing the
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More marvellous 2018 Mosels - part 2

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 07/08/2019 - 09:49
See also Michael’s earlier report on the Mosel wines of the members of the Bernkasteler Ring. The concept of Mythos Mosel weekend, now in its sixth year, has been explained in last year’s account of it. In this section I focus on growers who are not attached to any venerable associations, but take advantage of this event to show their wares to
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Beaujolais for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 07/08/2019 - 09:49
Rachel Jones suggests some stops on a tour of Beaujolais. Believe it or not, this is one of just two entries that are based on France. You can find links to all the other articles in this series in Writing competition 2019 – latest.  It’s refreshing to walk into a cellar and not feel embarrassed about whether you can afford all of their wines.
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Champagne – Laurent-Perrier group

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 06/08/2019 - 09:49
It is not known by all champagne lovers that the family company that owns and runs Laurent-Perrier also owns super-luxurious Salon and its associated brand Delamotte. I happened to visit all three during my whirlwind tour of the Champagne region in June. Laurent-Perrier This was the second time in a year I had visited the neat courtyard in Tours
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Neméa for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 06/08/2019 - 09:49
Ian Shaw provides a guide to the Greek mainland wine region of Neméa, mainly wineries but some food and accommodation recommendations too. These vineyards are in Asprokampos. Those interested in Greek wine may like to note that our next tasting event is devoted to a handpicked selection of Greek wines and will take place in London on Sunday 13
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