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What's hot in New York

ma, 08/06/2020 - 09:47
Anna-Lisa Campos, who has been working in the wine business in New York since 2007, is quoted in Saturday’s article about Savoie. Here she outlines general current trends in the world’s most fashion-conscious wine market. Our picture shows an all-too-quiet Terroir Tribeca wine bar, pre-pandemic the scene of much vogueish drinking.With friends on
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Bordeaux 2019 right bank

ma, 08/06/2020 - 09:47
James Lawther MW, for many years a Bordeaux resident and an experienced reporter on primeur samples there for Decanter magazine, has been busy tasting on our behalf. Andrew Morris devoted his weekend to uploading these notes on most of the significant wines so we thank them both. Jancis writes James will be busy tasting on the left bank this
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A guide to independent dozens

zo, 07/06/2020 - 09:47
Almost every Friday during lockdown we have been publishing reports on a dozen wines chosen by a range of independent merchants in the UK. Our hope is that many of these wines are available in countries other than the UK. Here's a list of those surveyed so far, most recent at the top of the list. Private Cellar 5 June 2020 Armit 29 May
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Californian Chardonnay – fast fader extraordinaire

za, 06/06/2020 - 11:40
11 June 2020 This is a really long trip down Memory Lane in our Throwback Thursday series. We're publishing it now to show what a distance has been travelled by California wine since the article below was published 19 years ago in the early days of JancisRobinson.com at a time when I was still a wine consultant for British Airways, along with (left
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Making restaurant customers happy

za, 06/06/2020 - 02:02
What needs to change if restaurants are to survive and prosper. While the restaurant industry worldwide faces extraordinary challenges as it looks to reopen, there is at least the opportunity to learn, to improve, to make sure that we, the customers, are put centre stage when restaurants finally emerge. Here are a few suggestions to
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Savoie faire

za, 06/06/2020 - 02:02
As background, see A wallow in Wink wines. A version of this article is also published by the Financial Times. Is Savoie the new Jura? This question would seem absolutely loopy if unprotected by the context of this website: wine.  But among the many fashion-conscious wine drinkers, particularly sommeliers, it is a relevant question. These two
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Private Cellar dozen

vr, 05/06/2020 - 09:47
A dozen wines, plus a great-value box of Provençal rosé, from a widely dispersed country wine merchant. Private Cellar was founded in 2005 by a group of young people who had cut their wine-buying and wine-selling teeth with some of the UK's best-known traditional wine merchants, including Corney & Barrow and Armit. The head office is just
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J J Prüm, Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spätlese 2016 Mosel

vr, 05/06/2020 - 09:47
From €20, £25.95, 685 Czech koruna, $37.30, HK$3,624 per case of 12, AU$74.99 Find this wine COVID-19 lockdown has of course had myriad effects on our lives, and the wine industry is no exception. The elimination of face-to-face events has been a particularly visible aspect of that. It has wiped out major parts of the calendar, not least the
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A wallow in Wink wines

do, 04/06/2020 - 09:47
A selection of current releases from producers in Bugey, Savoie and Jura.Jancis writes You may remember that Wink Lorch, author and self-publisher of Jura Wines, recently self-published her second book, Wines of the French Alps – Savoie, Bugey and beyond, available here. I went along to her London book launch and tasting and published my
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The wine that is better than God?

wo, 03/06/2020 - 09:47
Richard takes allegorical aim at Pinot Noir (with apologies to any devout readers). In the church of wine, Pinot Noir is God. We worship it unequivocally, even though we sometimes question why it can be so cruel. It sometimes provides us with flashes of ecstasy, but usually so briefly that we are left longing for more; mere mortals on our
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How do Washington's wines fit in?

wo, 03/06/2020 - 09:47
Alistair Cooper MW immerses himself in the state's Syrahs and Cabernets for the first time and compares them with their counterparts elsewhere. In the halcyon days preceding the onset of coronavirus mayhem in the UK, I unwittingly attended what was to be my last London tasting for the foreseeable future. A generic tasting of the wines of
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Ballo diVino – how Walter fell for wine

di, 02/06/2020 - 09:47
The first instalment of Walter's tale of his love affair with Italian wine. We're hoping for more. At the beginning of the 1990s, when I was living in Berlin and had just finished my degree in Art History and Media Sciences, an interdisciplinary thing I had come up with myself and since then never heard of again, I sat at the kitchen table in
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Fritz Wassmer – fruit, veg and big wines

di, 02/06/2020 - 09:47
A big name in Baden, inspired by techniques learnt at the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. If you Google the name Wassmer in combination with the commune of Bad Krozingen-Schlatt in the Markgräflerland district of Baden, you may be surprised by some of the results. To start off with, you will find not just one, but two entries, one for Fritz, the
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Hospo pairings – the winners

ma, 01/06/2020 - 12:49
As promised, we now spell out who wins six beautiful wine glasses and a year's membership of our Purple Pages. See also Hospo pairings – very nearly the best with its details of how the winners were chosen, and 61 more suggestions that were almost as deserving as the 10 below. See too our guide to the entire glorious series. Very many thanks to all
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First Drop new releases and old treasures

ma, 01/06/2020 - 09:49
An Australian and a Brit with a sense of humour, faith in their growers' vineyards and a respect for vintage variation. As I wrote in First Drop – seriously entertaining, English-born Matt Gant (‘winemaker and retired wannabe playboy’, on the right in their photo above) and Australian John Retsas (‘marketeer and musketeer’, on the left) make
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Hospo pairings – very nearly the best

ma, 01/06/2020 - 09:49
These 61 submissions in our food and wine matching competition were very nearly as good as the winners we reveal at noon UK time today. See also our guide to the entire glorious series inspired by our special offer to hospitality professionals who suddenly found themselves out of work. Sifting through over 2,100 food and wine pairings to find
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The highs and lows of alcohol

za, 30/05/2020 - 02:04
A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. This here pandemic is making us rethink our relationships with many things – workplace, travel, family, face masks, for instance – and alcohol.  For all of us confined between four walls 24 hours a day, the cocktail/wine/beer hour has been an extremely welcome, not to say keenly
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Wine in restaurants will change...

za, 30/05/2020 - 02:04
As we wine lovers know to our cost, literally, drinks sales are a key contributor to restaurant finances. Nick argues that many businesses will have to adapt their wine lists when they finally reopen after lockdown. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. The success of any restaurant depends on various factors – its
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Halliday sells his DRCs

vr, 29/05/2020 - 16:19
Ever wanted to get your hands on a single bottle of France's most famous wine? James Halliday, Australia’s best-known wine writer and a huge burgundy fan, is selling a substantial portion – 250 bottles – of his impressive collection of wines from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti via an online auction run by Australia’s leading wine auctioneers
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Henschke, Keyneton Euphonium 2015 Barossa

vr, 29/05/2020 - 09:49
An Australian classic at a less-than-iconic price. From AU$ 48.99, £33.25, £170 for six bottles in bond, HK$1,620 for six bottles, SG$298.72 for six bottles in bond, HK$324, €241.80 for six bottles, NZ$69.99, 449 Swedish kronor, $56.19, 2,565 New Taiwanese dollars Find this wine Henschke Hill of Grace and Penfolds Grange are Australia’s
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