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Corney & Barrow dozen

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 24/07/2020 - 09:49
See this guide to other articles in this 'dozens' series. In the picture, Rebecca Palmer of C&B makes a discovery. As you can see from the guide, we have already reported on dozens submitted by Berry Bros & Rudd (who are apparently threatening to close their entire and wonderfully provisioned agency division Fields, Morris & Verdin) and
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Three outstanding South African Chenin Blancs

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 24/07/2020 - 09:49
South African wine needs our help. Here are three delicious ways to demonstrate your support. Oldenburg,
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The two Australian giants head to head

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 23/07/2020 - 09:49
The Penfolds Collection 2020, including the long-awaited Grange 2016, is launched today. We compare and contrast with the top wines from their rivals Accolade (Hardys et al). Peter Gago of Penfolds pictured at Magill Estate above. It’s that time of year again, when one of Australia’s biggest wine companies Treasury Wine Estates launches its
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Ntsiki Biyela – taking charge

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 23/07/2020 - 09:49
Pioneer female Black winemaker Ntsiki Biyela, winemaker and director of Aslina Wines, tells a tale so heartening that we include her entire biography at the end of this personal account, as well as a comment from her Japanese importer. (See here for encouraging news of successful sommelier training for the previously disadvantaged in South Africa.)
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Lyrarakis new releases

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 22/07/2020 - 09:49
A family-owned winery on Crete with a passion for indigenous varieties and nuanced winemaking, not to mention great labels like the one shown below for their latest Vidiano bottling. ‘It has been a very interesting year so far’, replies managing director Bart Lyrarakis when I ask him for news of the estate created by his family in 1966. ‘It is
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Champagne in turmoil

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 22/07/2020 - 09:49
Giles Fallowfield explains the background to the extraordinarily difficult decision these two warring officials in Champagne are expected to announce later today. Champagne shipments slumped in April and May as the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has hit worldwide sales. Champagne’s governing body the CIVC (the Comité Interprofessionnel du
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German 2020 releases – Pfalz and Rheinhessen

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 21/07/2020 - 09:49
See this guide to our growing coverage of the exceptional 2019 vintage in Germany and see also Julia's article on 2020 releases from KP Keller and family in the Rheinhessen. Klaus Peter took this photo looking over their vines in Niersteiner Pettenthal down to the Rhine in early October 2019. The following 161 wines are grouped by region, Pfalz
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Barolo as you've never seen it

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 21/07/2020 - 09:49
Alessandro Masnaghetti, wine's map man, harnesses drones to take his already admirable work into another dimension. Plus a special offer for Purple Pagers. Cartographer Alessandro Masnaghetti, famous for his detailed maps of Italian wine regions, especially Barolo and Barbaresco, and (this man gets around) Napa Valley and the Médoc, has always
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Emidio Pepe – forever young

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 20/07/2020 - 09:49
In the year that Walter was born, Emidio Pepe made his first vintage following staunchly traditional methods. Now on his 56th vintage, he and the next two generations have never changed this way of working. He is seen above at his white grape 'piste'. In 1964, when no one would consider Montepulciano d'Abruzzo more than a jug wine, Emidio Pepe
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Piquette – a summer wine for everyone

News from Jancis Robinson - ma, 20/07/2020 - 09:49
Waste product or wine substitute? It's the height of fashion in North America. Arnica Rowan considers the social implications as well as the taste. In François Rozier's late-18th-century manual Cours complet d'agriculture (Complete Course in Agriculture, Volume 7, 1786), instructions on how to make piquette are simple. I’ll paraphrase from p
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Chinese ambition, non-Chinese value

News from Jancis Robinson - za, 18/07/2020 - 02:04
A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. At the end of this article are 23 wines from all over the world that in my view would represent much better value. Would you pay more than £100 for a bottle of Chinese wine? In the current political climate, perhaps not. You would therefore presumably be unlikely to shell out
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What can be done about empty tables?

News from Jancis Robinson - za, 18/07/2020 - 02:04
No-shows and their implications for the future of restaurants. Restaurants have barely reopened – within the UK anyway – and already they are causing newspaper headlines and even a long interview on BBC Radio 4’s World at One news programme last Monday. The issue is not one that either restaurateurs or chefs, and certainly not their
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Swig dozen

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 17/07/2020 - 09:49
See this guide to other articles in this 'dozens' series. Robin Davis of Swig is pictured above making a delivery by kayak off the coast of Ayrshire, where he and his family have been based since 2006, although the business is based in London. Swig has been through a dizzying number of iterations, mirroring developments in the UK wine trade to a
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Vignerons Ardéchois, Basalte du Coiron Syrah 2018

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 17/07/2020 - 09:49
A great-value Syrah from south-eastern France that combines irresistible fragrance with generous amounts of peppery red and black fruit flavours.  From €7.90, £11.95, $12.99 Find this wine I’ve been waiting for this wine, ever since I tasted the 2018 at Vinora, the first-ever international volcanic wine fair held in at the Vulcania theme
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Louis Roederer shortlist successes

News from Jancis Robinson - vr, 17/07/2020 - 09:49
We’re thrilled that so many of our contributors have made it onto the shortlist of this year’s Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards that has just been announced. Perhaps the most significant of these triumphs, and the recognition that will make the greatest difference to the individual concerned, is Samantha Cole-Johnson, who is one
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Languedoc-Roussillon, fizz and whites 2020

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 16/07/2020 - 09:48
The first part of a massive report on current wines from the Languedoc and Roussillon: over 180 white and sparkling wines. Reds will follow and rosés will be included in a special tasting article devoted to pink wines from around the world. The gorgeous sketch above is by David Hawson, who did the illustrations for Prue Leith’s cookbook, Prue
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An intern's tale

News from Jancis Robinson - do, 16/07/2020 - 09:48
A European intern in a South African winery adds these thoughts on race, colour and tradition to our series of personal accounts of experiences in South African wine. 'You can't drink that, that's what the coloureds drink!' I so clearly remember being told this by a winemaker jokingly as we sat enjoying a beer at the end of the day mid harvest
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Verum of La Mancha

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 15/07/2020 - 09:49
Ferran profiles one producer who is breaking the mould in La Mancha. On Jancis's reliable recommendation, during my visit to Castilla-La Mancha described in this overview, I was able to visit Verum's project. Bodegas Verum is owned by a family who have been dedicated to wine and brandy since 1788. They are well known for running the Altosa
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No regrets from US ex MSs

News from Jancis Robinson - wo, 15/07/2020 - 09:49
Accreditation or true education? Alder discusses the difference with three men who recently resigned from the US Court of Master Sommeliers, all of whom look as though they have left the restaurant floor for the countryside. The killing of George Floyd changed so many things, so quickly, and shifted conversations in almost every facet of life
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The new La Mancha – overview

News from Jancis Robinson - di, 14/07/2020 - 09:47
Ferran ventures to the land of this mother, land of windmills, in order to discover how dated the stereotype of La Mancha is. See also the accompanying The new La Mancha – tasting notes. I plan my articles once a year, together with Jancis. I explain to her more or less what I have in mind and she advises me on them and suggests which of these
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