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Fricke, Kuntz and Tesch 2018 Rieslings

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 26/08/2019 - 09:47
Rieslings from the great 2018 vintage from three of our favourite producers. See Michael's vintage report and our guide to coverage of 2018 German wines to which we continue to add. Michael has been tasting the GGs in Wiesbaden all weekend...  Eva Fricke Julia writes When I tasted Eva Fricke's 2017s late last year, her dry Rheingau Riesling was
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Geneva for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 26/08/2019 - 09:47
Robert Mason has fallen for Swiss wine and wants us to too. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. In amongst the lavish window delights in decadent avenues reminiscent of Milan or Paris and the luxury of five-star hotels, fromageries and chocolate shops lie great oenological delights
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Columbia Gorge for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 26/08/2019 - 09:47
Donna Moyer, a Seattle resident, guides us round this region that straddles the Washington–Oregon border. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. The Columbia Gorge is one of the most dynamic places in the United States. Juxtaposed extremes of humanity and nature define it, the latter
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A fast turnaround at Petit Comitè

News from Jancis Robinson - za, 24/08/2019 - 02:02
A reliable Catalan classic in Barcelona. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. As I was waiting to pay my bill of €273 ($305) after our excellent dinner for four at Petit Comitè restaurant in the heart of Barcelona, I could not help but overhear the following conversation. Melani Sevilla, a particularly charming sommelier
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Georges Vernay, Ste-Agathe Syrah 2016 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 23/08/2019 - 13:32
A (hypothetical) red Condrieu from the masters of the appellation. From €20.40, $23, 26 Swiss francs, NZ$49.99, £27.55, 249.95 Danish kroner, CA$50, SG$74.30 Find this wine One of wine's greatest pleasures is discovering a declassified wine which is every bit as good as the real thing. This week's Syrah from the northern Rhône is exactly that –
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Lea & Sandeman's summer 2019 collection

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 23/08/2019 - 09:47
We hope readers outside the UK might also be able to find some of the wines recommended below. Lea & Sandeman feature regularly on these pages as one of south-west London's most respected independent merchants, whose online operation gives them nationwide reach. It was recently announced that a fifth store in Parson's Green will soon join their
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Santorini for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 23/08/2019 - 09:47
Savvas Kyriakidis takes us by the hand around this popular Greek island. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. ‘What an amazing circumstance', I thought when I read the announcement of this competition at the end of June. I was about to travel to Santorini, the absolute ambassador of
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Addis Ababa for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 23/08/2019 - 09:47
Canadian Arnica Rowan co-founded a charity in Ethiopia and has visited this beautiful country many times over the last decade. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far.  When international travellers think of Ethiopia, images of dry savannah and mud huts often come to mind. Although the
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Champagne – EPI Group

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 22/08/2019 - 09:46
Informative sniffs around two of the champagne brands in the burgeoning portfolio of the EPI group. See this guide to our generous coverage of Champagne this summer 2019. In 2011 Christopher Descours, head of a group founded on J M Weston shoes, moved into wine by acquiring Charles Heidsieck and Piper-Heidsieck. (They had been under the same
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Poland for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 22/08/2019 - 09:46
Monika Bielka-Vescovi introduces wine enthusiasts to her homeland. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. Have you ever thought of travelling to Poland for wine? It is one of the most beautiful and geologically diverse countries with access to the sea, mountains, rivers, amazing
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The Douro Valley for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 22/08/2019 - 09:46
Jessica Ochoco, on a paddleboard, feels the Douro magic. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. No one can dispute the fact that the Douro Valley is breathtaking.  As I stand on top of a paddleboard, amidst the darting grey mullets just beneath the water and the echoing birds flying
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The Tinos renaissance

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 21/08/2019 - 09:46
Vineyards among the boulders on this windswept Cycladic island are starting to get into their stride and seem likely to encourage more new investment. See Tinos – the tasting notes for more on specific producers and their wines. What a contrast. Arriving by ferry from Santorini to Tinos, we left behind an island that was dramatically landscaped,
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Tinos – the tasting notes

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 21/08/2019 - 09:46
Tinians and incomers are putting their heart, soul and money into new projects on this beautiful Aegean island. See The Tinos renaissance for the background to their stories. The wineries are presented in the order I visited them during my short stay of little more than 24 hours on the island. Volacus Volacus is a relatively new project
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Côte Chalonnaise for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 21/08/2019 - 09:46
Côte d’Or specialist photographer Jon Wyand is finally convinced it’s worth trekking south of Santenay by a book* commission. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. Thirty years of photographing vineyards and winemakers professionally might seem to make it hard to chose a single
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Miami for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 21/08/2019 - 09:46
Sarah Phillips, who used to work for Liv-ex in London, now lives in Miami and proves the ideal guide. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. Ocean Drive, Miami’s most iconic street, doesn’t exactly scream ‘wine paradise’. Art deco-style bars serve different variations of the same fried
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Colle del Corsicano – a summer discovery

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 20/08/2019 - 09:45
Walter shares his holiday secrets. On holidays I ignore wine, if you discount packing a suitcase full of wine books to get through, at leisure of course, during the week or so that follows. As last year, I spent my holidays in Campania’s Cilento, a nature reserve about an hour south of Naples with beautiful, lush mountains and a spectacular,
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Madrid for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 20/08/2019 - 09:45
Anna Harris-Noble, who worked on major wine accounts for Phipps PR in London before moving to Madrid, chooses her 10 favourite haunts for wine enthusiasts. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. I write this with a sense of nostalgia as I have just moved back to London after eight years
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Ella Valley, Israel, for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 20/08/2019 - 09:45
Edan Barulfan sings the praises of wine production that is supposedly located where David triumphed over Goliath. See this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. Early morning, late August; crouching between the vines of the Ella Valley, a small corner of the Israeli Judean Foothills wine region
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Champagne - family-owned houses

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 19/08/2019 - 09:46
A cornucopia of tasting notes and latest news from Billecart-Salmon, Bollinger, Louis Roederer and Taittinger. See this guide to our generous coverage of Champagne this summer 2019. These four estimable houses are presented below in alphabetical order, with the tasting notes provided in the order the wines were tasted. You can use the links to
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Copenhagen for wine lovers

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 19/08/2019 - 09:46
Oliver Carr urges us to grab someone we love and bring them to post-natural Copenhagen. We're convinced. See below, plus this guide to all the entries in our travel writing competition that have been published so far. My partner doesn’t own air-conditioning. Neither do her parents. Coming from New Zealand I thought this was crazy – we sweated our
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