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GGs in Wiesbaden 2019 part 3 – Franken, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

di, 08/10/2019 - 09:48
The final part of Michael’s report from three days of valiant tasting at the end of August, plus three complaints. See also part 1 and part 2, and our guide to coverage of German 2018s. In the last 30 years German wines have been getting better all the time and it’s becoming ever harder to criticise the German wine scene. But it’s not yet
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Italy and value

di, 08/10/2019 - 09:48
Walter wrestles with the concept of good-value Italian wines in this stream of consciousness, and eventually overcomes his Cabernet-phobia at this Veneto restaurant. The opinions expressed below are my own. A couple of weeks (or was it months?) ago I was forwarded a request from someone professionally close to me to write about ‘good-value
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GGs in Wiesbaden 2019 part 2 – Mosel and Nahe Rieslings

ma, 07/10/2019 - 09:45
Michael, extreme left in our picture behind the scenes at the 2019 Wiesbaden tasting, explains his position on the 2018 Grosse Gewächse Rieslings. See our guide to coverage of German 2018s. When I wrote my introduction to part 1, I was a little dismissive of the Riesling GGs of 2018, which I tasted at the same event at the end of August 2019 in
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Diary of a Willamette cellar rat – Part 5

ma, 07/10/2019 - 09:45
Samantha Cole-Johnson was in the winery all week, ensuring optimum contact between grape skins and must. She explains what to do when things go wrong. The winery smells amazing – if you like the smell of fermenting juice, which I happen to think smells deliciously like fruit juice, freshly baked bread and strawberry soda. The ferments also taste
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2019: hot stuff

za, 05/10/2019 - 02:00
A version of this survey of the 2019 northern-hemisphere vintage is published by the Financial Times. All over the northern hemisphere wineries are at their busiest. The 2019 harvest has delivered, or is in the process of delivering, this year’s crop of grapes which are being fermented into wine. Wine tasters can be in no doubt of the effects of
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The Swedish chef with a difference

za, 05/10/2019 - 02:00
A shorter version of this article on Daniel Berlin's country establishment, pictured here, is published by the Financial Times. In the space of less than twelve hours I was to see Daniel Berlin, 36, in the two very different uniforms that I believe he spends most of his waking time wearing. I first met him at 7pm wearing what is his more
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Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir 2018 Adelaide Hills

vr, 04/10/2019 - 09:45
From €24.50 (if you buy 6 bottles), $29.29 (2017 vintage), 2,960 Japanese yen, £27.45, AU$44.99, HK$315, SG$73 (2017 vintage) Find this wine Pitting your wine against its peers in a blind tasting is a well-worn technique, but that doesn't undermine its riskiness. The objective is normally to demonstrate that ostensibly better and/or pricier wines
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Jim Barry Rieslings and The Florita vertical

vr, 04/10/2019 - 09:45
‘Don’t buy it’, Nancy Barry instructed her husband Jim in 1986 when the Florita vineyard came up for auction. The company was already heavily in debt and interest rates were at 20%. Fortunately for those of us in London who had the chance to taste this vertical of every vintage of The Florita Riesling, from 2004 to 2017, Jim persuaded his three
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Have you tried to contact us?

do, 03/10/2019 - 10:45
Have you used our Contact button below recently? If you have and received no reply, do please write in again. We promise we have not been ignoring you. We have just discovered that our spam filter has developed a surfeit of enthusiasm and seems to have eaten up emails sent over the last few days. Our sincere apologies. Looking forward to
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Champagne – falling sales, rising profits

do, 03/10/2019 - 09:45
New York-based Charles Curtis MW, fine-wine advisor and writer formerly with Christie's, outlines some harsh truths about champagne sales. Alarm bells are sounding for some in Champagne as volumes continue to drop. Total shipments in 2018 were just over 301 million bottles, the nadir for the decade. At the same time, however, turnover reached an
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