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Burgundy 2020 – Bourgogne de Vigne en Verre

ma, 17/01/2022 - 10:47
20 wine samples from the 2-cl sample bottles sent to London by Bourgogne de Vigne en Verre. In Jon Wyand's portrait, Vincent and François Bitouzet who made the top-scoring wine. See this guide to all our coverage of the 2020 burgundies. Bourgogne de Vigne en Verre (BVV), a Tournus-based marketing initiative for a host of different domaines, was
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Burgundy 2020 – UK merchants making offers

ma, 17/01/2022 - 09:47
See this guide to our coverage of the 2020 burgundies. Below is a list of UK merchants offering 2020 burgundies en primeur. Where they have an offer on their website, we've linked to it. Feel free to suggest updates to this list via editorial@jancisrobinson.com. Please note that many, if not most, wines may be offered by several different
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An American in London

ma, 17/01/2022 - 09:47
Alder on somewhere other than America this month: London. Food great. Mask-wearing not so much so. Every time I find myself strolling the streets of London, as I did for a few days in early December while in town to attend the annual JancisRobinson.com Christmas dinner, I inevitably end up whistling Sting’s ‘Englishman in New York’. Odd as it
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Sauternes – the longest-lived wine?

za, 15/01/2022 - 02:02
Great sweet white bordeaux may be unfashionable but it will have the last laugh. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Tasting notes in Old, really old, Sauternes. David Dugdale was a successful Yorkshire businessman who was mad about music but also got the wine bug in a big way. He died in 2010 but he left quite a
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BiBi – perfectly formed but small

za, 15/01/2022 - 02:02
Fan of Indian food? Check out this distinctive central London newcomer. North Audley Street, which links Oxford Street to Grosvenor Square, was for the first 30 years I lived in London distinguished by its elegant buildings and quiet pavements. Over the past decade it has shed this quiet outer layer and emerged chameleon-like into yet another
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Old, really old, Sauternes

vr, 14/01/2022 - 09:47
1899 Yquem, anyone? I suspect most Purple Pagers know exactly what’s in their cellars, give or take a bottle or two. Most of us with wine collections come across the odd surprise bottle. Few of us expect to find, hiding behind a load of boxes, 87 bottles of Sauternes going back to an 1899 Yquem. But this is exactly what happened last year to
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Dom Coffinet-Duvernay's Chassagne-Montrachets

vr, 14/01/2022 - 09:47
An under-the-radar producer of well-priced white burgundy. From $40, €45, £44.68, 419.95 Danish kroner, HK$578, 10,532 roubles, or £185 per case of 6 in bond. Find this wineThe late Hilary Gibbs was a renowned taster and Burgundy specialist, as all who heard the tributes at her memorial service last October can testify. She built the London
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Barolo 2021 – frost, hail and drought

do, 13/01/2022 - 09:47
Walter finds the mood in the Langhe hills surprisingly upbeat. He took this picture of Mauro Veglio of La Morra. Salvatore Alessandria of the Fratelli Alessandria estate in Verduno confessed to me last month that, contrary to his father, he wasn't much in favour of hail nets. 'The nets are made of plastic and with the discussion on
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Next steps in diversifying the wine industry

do, 13/01/2022 - 09:47
A uniquely comprehensive look at the social challenges facing the wine industry and how to meet them. On Monday we published a list of the recipients of the Gérard Basset Foundation diversity grants and scholarships. I found it personally rewarding to read the list of recipients as several of them involve people whose work I have admired, or
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Widening the wine world

do, 13/01/2022 - 09:47
Elaine argues the case for increased human diversity in wine and has also written a much more comprehensive guide for wine professionals on how to achieve it. On Monday we published a list of the recipients of the Gérard Basset Foundation diversity grants and scholarships. I found it personally rewarding to read the list of recipients as several
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'Don't drink your own wine'

wo, 12/01/2022 - 09:47
Nigel Greening, owner of  Felton Road, perhaps New Zealand’s most admired wine producer, sequestered by the pandemic in England, offers some advice to new wine producers. Above he is seen hard at work sussing out the (friendly) competition. When I crossed the Rubicon from wine drinker to vigneron in 1999, a wonderful thing happened. I was still
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Burgundy 2020 tasted in France – M to Z

wo, 12/01/2022 - 09:47
The third and final alphabetically presented tasting article on 2020 Burgundy to be published this week. See also Matthew's overview of the vintage, Burgundy 2020 A to F, Burgundy 2020 G to L and our guide to coverage of 2020 burgundy. From a personal point of view, and after long, hard tasting elsewhere, the refreshing classicism of Domaine
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2021 book reviews – science part 1

di, 11/01/2022 - 09:47
It's all about reactions… book reviews on the chemistry of wine up next.  Jean Lenoir Le Nez du Vin – Oak : Léa Desportes and Jean Lenoir : Published by Éditions Jean Lenoir : ISBN 9782362260209 : £70, €75 : My first serious 'wine' birthday present was received in 2006: a Nez du Vin master kit. It was a year before I started working for
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Burgundy 2020 tasted in France – G to L

di, 11/01/2022 - 09:47
The second of Matthew's three, alphabetically presented, tasting articles to be published this week. See also his overview of the vintage, Burgundy 2020 A to F and our guide to coverage of 2020 burgundy. Consumers hoping to taste Domaine Leflaive’s Montrachet will have to wait at least ten years for the opportunity. Leflaive’s custom-made barrel
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Burgundy 2020 tasted in France – A to F

ma, 10/01/2022 - 09:47
We've split Matthew's 330 reviews alphabetically by producer (sur)name and here is the first of his three tasting articles to be published this week, a diminished Burgundy Week in London. See also his overview of the vintage and our guide to coverage of 2020 burgundy. Below I present a cross section of top-end Burgundy production with wines
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14 Gérard Basset Foundation grants made

ma, 10/01/2022 - 09:47
A massive amount of money was raised last October to further the cause of diversity in wine. So where will it go? Thanks to the sterling efforts of fundraiser Lewis Chester of Liquid Icons, his team and the generosity of bidders and drinks producers, £1.2 million was raised at the Golden Vines Awards ceremony and dinner and related auctions for
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The Côte d'Or's deep south?

za, 08/01/2022 - 02:02
Why the Côte Chalonnaise's day may have come. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Montagny pictured above by Jon Wyand. The second week of January is traditionally Burgundy Week in London but has been considerably curtailed by Omicron effects this year. At the many tastings of 2020s originally planned for next week
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A tropical fit in St Lucia

za, 08/01/2022 - 02:02
On the recommendation of a St Lucia resident, we booked and paid for a short break in the Caribbean a year ago. Thanks to travel restrictions, we have only just been able to redeem it. The two essential ingredients in the success of any hotel are the character of its general manager and how well he or she understands the demands of the majority
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Côte Chalonnaise – tasting notes

vr, 07/01/2022 - 09:47
A much-needed tour of Bouzeron, Rully, Mercurey, Givry and Montagny. On our way back from the Languedoc in late September I spent a little bit of time in the Côte Chalonnaise, inspired by the steadily increasing quality that has been evident in my tastings in London. The best wines of the Côte Chalonnaise may not be as exciting as the best
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Ramilo, Colheita 2018 Vinho Regional Lisboa

vr, 07/01/2022 - 09:47
From €5.65, $18.99, £14.95 Find this wine This juicy, pure, unoaked red is ridiculously good value and absolutely ready for drinking now.   The Ramilo family have owned the 20-ha (50-acre) Casal do Ramilo estate in the Lizandro Valley between Sintra and Mafra, west of Lisbon and not far from the Atlantic coast (as shown on their map below)
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