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A can hunt in the USA

ma, 29/06/2020 - 09:45
Miami-based Sarah Phillips of Liv-ex, winner of last summer's writing competition, swapped classed growths for canned wine for a while – all on our behalf. See also a couple of recommended alternatively packaged wines at the end of this article. Last Saturday, I poured a can of Cabernet Sauvignon into a decanter. It doesn’t sound right, does it
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South Africa – fewer halos?

ma, 29/06/2020 - 09:45
We want to set the record straight with some personal accounts of Black experiences in the SA wine industry. The first inkling that my social progress report on South Africa published a week ago might be incomplete came when the (white) CEO of Wines of South Africa Siobhan Thompson sent an email via Jo Wehring, WOSA’s UK market manager, saying,
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Mange, still on the move

za, 27/06/2020 - 02:00
Nick writes his first review in nearly four months. The coronavirus has wrought many changes in many households but in few have the repercussions been as deep-seated, if not perhaps as immediately obvious, as in our home. To all intents and purposes, the two of us carry on typing as fast as we can, in our separate offices, about our related
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Stars of tomorrow?

za, 27/06/2020 - 02:00
Wines can go from bargains to extravagances remarkably quickly. I put my head on the block and suggst some future cult wines. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Since the early 1990s the Pomerol known as Le Pin has fetched prices that rival those of Petrus, the most expensive red bordeaux there is. Even young wines
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Berry Bros & Rudd dozen

vr, 26/06/2020 - 09:45
Wines from £12.25 to £29.95 from Britain's most venerable wine merchant, whose beginnings owe much to a rival stimulant. See this guide to our survey of dozens selected by other UK wine merchants. Now that it is a Rudd rather than a Berry who is in charge, Berry Bros are even more insistent on the ‘& Rudd’ that has so often been omitted in
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Thomson & Scott, Noughty NV Sparkling Wine

vr, 26/06/2020 - 09:45
Could Tamlyn have found the holy grail? From £8.99, HK$95, €10.73, NZ$19.99, AU$19.99, $14.99 To find this wine, see the list at the end of the article. Recently, in The highs and lows of alcohol, Jancis wrote, ‘Developing a no-alcohol wine that tastes good is regarded as the holy grail by the world’s biggest wine companies but in my
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South Africa – Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch

do, 25/06/2020 - 09:45
Here is the second half of a photo report of visits to some of South Africa's leading producers. See also the first half on Constantia, Elgin and Hemel-en-Aarde and South Africa – a social progress report. After visiting the cooler regions on the south coast we took the attractive drive north from Hemel and over the beautiful, winding
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Tip-top grower champagnes?

wo, 24/06/2020 - 09:45
A comparison of current releases from six of the most admired single-estate producers in Champagne with two similarly styled wines from houses, plus a range of Ulysse Collin wines. Corks from the grower champagnes pictured above, together with a champagne star to ease obdurate corks out of bottle necks and a champagne stopper. Our fellow Master
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2019 primeur campaign considered

wo, 24/06/2020 - 09:45
Nick Martin of Wine Owners, who has been providing such valuable analyses of each new Bordeaux 2019 release on our Members' forum, has this to say about the campaign overall. We wish him some R&R now, communing with his beloved bike, seen here in the Yorkshire Dales. See this guide to our extensive coverage of the vintage. Who knew? Back in
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Visit Chambolle-Musigny with us

di, 23/06/2020 - 09:45
Engaged Purple Pager Jonathan Reeve, author of How to abstain (and author of a useful guide to wine tourism which awaits a time when such a thing is possible), points out that what he wants from JancisRobinson.com at this time of travel restrictions is escapism. We therefore offer the first in an occasional series of photo-portraits of a wine
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Hungary – the volcanic rocks of Tokaj

di, 23/06/2020 - 09:45
Tam visits and tastes a wide range of wines from Hungary's most famous wine region and finds some gems – both people and wine. Stand in any of the cru vineyards of Tokaj and you’ll be standing at the foothills of the Zemplén Mountains on an old volcano – one of the 400 that make up a wine region revered for nearly 400 years for its golden sweet
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Clos de la Roche dinner

ma, 22/06/2020 - 09:45
The perfect way to assess a grand cru. Many thanks to wine photographer Jon Wyand for this image, too. Meals at which nothing but grand cru burgundy is served are, alas, becoming rarer and rarer as burgundy prices have escalated so fast. But the Notting Hill Grand Wine Club was kind enough to invite Nick and me to their Clos de la Roche dinner
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South Africa – a social progress report

ma, 22/06/2020 - 09:45
In my article on The many hues of wine talent on Saturday, I promised to devote a more detailed article to the delicate question of race within South Africa’s wine industry. South Africa of course has had further to travel than most countries in any attempt at racial equality because it inherited the hangover from apartheid whereby all the
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The many hues of wine talent

za, 20/06/2020 - 02:00
It's time for change. Black talent in the wine business needs recognition and positive encouragement. It's long overdue – and would surely also help to recruit much-needed new wine drinkers. See details of who is pictured above at the end of this article. A slightly shorter version of it has been published in the Financial Times (and dismissed by
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Caring and doing

za, 20/06/2020 - 02:00
With tongue half in cheek, Nick suggests how the UK hospitality industry might effect a change in government policy. Richard Caring’s blistering attack on Boris Johnson in the Mail on Sunday last Sunday 14 June made for fascinating reading. And not just for the typos. Caring is the owner of a host of high-profile restaurants and clubs in London
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Bodega Garzón, Single Vineyard Tannat 2017 Uruguay

vr, 19/06/2020 - 10:45
On the day that Singapore enters phase two of reopening, effectively ending what has been ten weeks of full lockdown, Singapore resident Richard recommends a full-bodied red that drinks beautifully whatever the weather. From $23.49, £22, €24.99, HK$450 (per magnum), 199.95 Danish kroner, 2,990 Argentine peso, 249 Brazilian real Find this wine
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Vindependents dozen

vr, 19/06/2020 - 09:45
12 wines that are, in theory at least, available via 39 independent UK retailers, many of whom we have featured on this site previously. Vindependents is a group of independent wine retailers in the UK who have banded together to buy and sell co-operatively and to fight the threat to their existence from supermarkets and their buying power. You
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South Africa – Constantia, Elgin and Hemel-en-Aarde

do, 18/06/2020 - 09:45
The first half of an extensive two-part report on the increasingly exciting wines of the Cape. I am a big fan of South African wine. Having first visited in 2015 and returned twice since, as well as attended a number of London trade tastings, I can safely say that South Africa is the wine country that excites me the most. It is perhaps no
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Bordeaux 2019 – a delightful year

do, 18/06/2020 - 09:45
After supplying his tasting articles on Bordeaux 2019 right bank and Bordeaux 2019 left bank, James Lawther MW takes a moment to reflect on this exceptional vintage. He is seen on the right here with Aymeric de Gironde at Ch Troplong Mondot. See this guide to the rest of our coverage. The on-off-on, coronavirus-disturbed 2019 Bordeaux en primeur
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Yalumba and Tyrrell's

wo, 17/06/2020 - 09:45
Many moons ago – well, last September – two of Australia's most famous family wine companies joined forces to share some treasures with wine writers in London. Please forgive the long delay in sharing news of this great event – which ended with a stunning 1942 – but it necessitated taking notes by hand. Fatal. Far too often people’s image of
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