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Inspired by Portugal – again

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We are not going to stop trying to convert you to the unique delights of Portuguese wine … Turns out António Maçanita can take decent photographs as well as make outstanding wines. His picture above shows the Vinhas dos Utras vineyard 80 metres (260 ft) from the Atlantic on the island of Pico, part of the Portugal's Azores archipelago, with the
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Food pairing: Tavel trouble

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As usual, Tam has worked hard at her table, all on our behalf. Ten days of tasting Tavel had me hunting through books and websites looking for the perfect Tavel foods. A wine with more than 200 years of history must have some pretty tried and trusted pairings – classic pairings, surely? To my surprise, not really. Tavel, everyone tells me
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Jancis's 2020 GGs

ma, 20/09/2021 - 09:47
Above, colourful strata in the Uhlen Roth Lay Grosse Lage in Winningen, where Heymann-Löwenstein cultivate four parcels, some of them responsible for truly thrilling Grosse Gewächse. See our growing German wine guide summer 2021. Three of us are responsible for our coverage of the GGs this year. Paula Sidore, an American writer well respected
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Oporto – tourist magnet?

ma, 20/09/2021 - 09:47
Optimistically, we're reviving our Travel Tips section, in this case with James Mayor's look at what the port houses are doing to revive tourism. Close your eyes and begin to dream… For now travel restrictions may be frustratingly widespread, but let’s think ahead a little. A gentle wine-tourism revolution is underway in Oporto, Portugal
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What has become of the menu?

za, 18/09/2021 - 02:02
Two Languedoc restaurants reviewed as we leave the region for Burgundy en route home to London. Despite their many charms (in my view), time and events have not been kind to either of my books, The Art of The Restaurateur (Phaidon 2012) and On The Menu (Unbound 2016). While the passage of time could have heralded a second version of my book
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A light shone on wine intolerance

za, 18/09/2021 - 02:02
A slightly shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See the allergies and intolerances entry in your online Oxford Companion to Wine for an outline of the difference between the two. Have you ever wondered about the message ‘contains sulphites’ on almost every bottle of wine? And have you ever wondered why some people
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Dom Chavy-Chouet, Les Petits Poiriers 2018/19 Bourgogne Aligoté

vr, 17/09/2021 - 09:47
Aligoté's rehabilitation continues. 2018 from €12.40, 19.50 Swiss francs, 139.95 Danish kroner, $23, £20, 407 rand, 190 Brazilian reais 2019 from €12.40, $18.97, 19.50 Swiss francs, £17 Find the 2018 Find the 2019 This could be your last chance to enjoy this wine. 2019 was the last harvest of the 60-year-old Aligoté vines in
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VDP 2019 whites and 2018 reds – a review

vr, 17/09/2021 - 09:47
Above are Horst and his daughter Sandra Sauer, whose wines scored so highly below. Julia writes While Michael has been immersed in mainly 2020 Rieslings and 2019 Spätburgunders in Wiesbaden at this year's VDP preview tasting, Tim and I have had the chance to review a selection of mostly 2019 Rieslings and 2018 Spätburgunders as well as a number
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2021 MW exam questions – a student's reaction

do, 16/09/2021 - 09:47
All those candidates who anxiously practised and studied for the gruelling MW exams usually held in June found their days of reckoning postponed this year, due to the pandemic. Extra time to prepare, or torture prolonged? Finally, from 31 August to 3 September, in Adelaide, Helsinki, London, Malaga, Napa, Ontario and Singapore, 106 candidates
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Tavel – the fourth wine

do, 16/09/2021 - 09:47
When a Purple Pager contacted us earlier this year, complaining at the paucity (and age) of our Tavel tasting notes, I felt chagrined enough to contact the Syndicat des Propriétaires Viticulteurs de Tavel and ask them if they would be kind enough to organise some samples from some of their members. Tavel, as rosé expert Elizabeth Gabay MW writes
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2020 writing competition – who won?

do, 16/09/2021 - 08:29
16 September 2021 Just to underline our last call for votes for your favourite articles in this year's competition – deadline midnight tomorrow – we're republishing our announcement of last year's winners. We'll publish this year's next week. 24 September 2020 Drumroll, please … and see Dr Irina Santiago-Brown’s appreciation of this competition
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WWC21 – last chance to vote!

wo, 15/09/2021 - 09:47
Celebrate what old vines uniquely have to offer by immersing yourself in our top 20 entries in this year's wine writing competition, WWC21. Above is a word cloud based on the feedback we have received from nearly 500 voters so far. You have only until midnight on Friday to cast your vote here for your three favourite entries from our wine
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Pla de Bages rediscovered

wo, 15/09/2021 - 09:47
Ferran rediscovers the land of his youth, and these extraordinary ancient wine fermenters in the forest. I have a special connection with Pla de Bages because I achieved my culinary school degree in Manresa, the capital of this wine region. That was at the early age of 15, and we all know the vitality of adolescence, and how vast the outside
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Book reviews 2021 – South America

di, 14/09/2021 - 09:47
South America comes alive in this ground-breaking book by Amanda Barnes. The South America Wine Guide The definitive guide to wine in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru  Amanda Barnes  Self-published (printed by Kingsbury Press) ISBN 9781838184605  £35 In February 2020, just before the full reality of the pandemic hit and
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Beyond Bordeaux 2021

di, 14/09/2021 - 09:47
Tom Parker MW reviews 43 wines from regions other than Bordeaux, which, along with others including Opus One 2018 and the latest vintage of Fonterutoli's Siepi, are all released on the Bordeaux Place this month. Vérité's Alexander Valley vineyards are pictured above. Bordeaux and Beyond – the name of the annual tasting described below – makes me
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Smoke taint – US lawyers' view

ma, 13/09/2021 - 09:47
Last year's California wine production was severely shrunk by the effects of the 2020 wildfires, but by how much? And what are the long-term effects on grower–winery relations? See also Smoke taint – a winemaker's view, Smoke taint – the Australian consumers' view and Smoke taint – the view from Oregon. The 2020 vintage was, quite simply, a disa
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Aussies abroad

ma, 13/09/2021 - 09:47
Alistair Cooper MW tastes his way through a selection of wines currently available in the UK. Above, Nick Farr's Irrewarra vineyard, the source of Ali's favourite wine, a 2018 Pinot Noir. As Jancis reported recently in New-wave Australians reach UK, 19 July 2021 marked a somewhat seminal moment for some members of the UK wine trade. Well for
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Empordà – reviving Catalan heritage

za, 11/09/2021 - 02:02
A slightly shorter version of this is published by the Financial Times. See also Empordà revisited for tasting notes on more than 70 current wines. The Catalans take conservation seriously. To the extent of removing an entire Club Med holiday village in order to restore the north-eastern tip of the region to its natural, geologically unique
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Georgian wines – don't be put off by the labels

vr, 10/09/2021 - 09:47
A thrillingly different tasting of almost 90 wines from the most vinous country in the world. You may think that some German wine labels, for example Clüsserath-Eifel, Trittenheimer Apotheke Im Lorenziusberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs, are hard to read but Georgian labels take a wine-lover's interpretive skills to another level. Those written in
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Dominique Piron 2019/2020 Beaujolais-Villages

vr, 10/09/2021 - 09:47
Fresh from tasting multiple beaujolais with multiple different foods (see her ideal pairings), Tam picks a winner. From $12.99, €11.90, 99 Danish kroner, AU$24, £12.99, 179.90 Norwegian kroner, 1,618 roubles Find the 2019 Find the 2020 I was surprised to realise, while tasting a slew of beaujolais last week, that it's been 19 months
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