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Building a Priorat legacy: Interview with Scala Dei's Ricard Rofes

20 hours 32 minutes ago
Ricard Rofes in the La Creueta vineyard with 42-year- old Garnacha vines, the fruit destined for the producer’s Cartoixa Priorat blend

Vineyard visits with Ricard Rofes guarantee car sickness and excitement in equal measure. Car sickness, because we lurch almost vertically up unmade roads, sweeping walkers out of our path and cornering sheer drops. And excitement because of the heart- stopping views. The reason for the drama is that we are in Priorat. Rofes’ lofty vineyards, […]

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Sarah Jane Evans

Late-summer rosés

23 hours 21 minutes ago
With pink wine considered so respectable, and potentially lucrative, now, we suggest a few to wash away late-summer blues. We published a comprehensive report on more than 100 rosés back in July and here are just a few more current releases to add to them. Two of them are celebrity wines about which many of us have our misgivings, bandwagon
Jancis Robinson

Santorini – pure escapism

23 hours 21 minutes ago
We continue our series of pictorial wine-travel articles, aimed at providing a little escapism for those who are travel-restricted, locked down, or even quarantined. Jonathan Reeve of Liv-ex, who comes out of his 14-day post-Santorini quarantine today, also shared his wine tour of Sicily, and has written an article of useful wine-travel tips, which

Wine – more sustainable than most crops?

3 days 7 hours ago
A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See our competition shortlist, sustainability specialist Dr Irina Santiago-Brown’s appreciation of the entries and our announcement of the winners. In the image above, organic chickens meet organic vines at Spottswoode in Napa Valley. It’s difficult to argue that sustainability is
Jancis Robinson

Chefs – pandemic needs must

3 days 7 hours ago
Nick highlights the subtle changes you may not even notice at your local restaurant. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Many restaurants face an uncertain future, thanks to fewer tourists, fewer office workers and even a lower income from their once-lucrative private dining rooms, as the number of customers allowed in
Nick Lander

Anselmi, San Vincenzo 2018/19 IGT Veneto

3 days 23 hours ago
A well-priced northern Italian white blend that brings back happy memories, and ages unintentionally well. 2019 from €9.45, 14.50 Swiss francs, 160 Norwegian kroner, £14.79, 179 Swedish kronor, 2,244 Japanese yen, 2,390 roubles 2018 from €9.95, $11.99, 15.10 Swiss francs, £14.50, NZ$29, 2,343 Japanese yen, 855 New Taiwan dollars, 2,340
Julia Harding MW

Austria's super-pure 2019 Grüner Veltliners

3 days 23 hours ago
Julia was conflicted about whether to travel to attend this year's tasting of fine Austrian single-vineyard wines but afterwards was very glad she did. She took this picture of the view from the ruined castle of Senftenberg, looking across the Pellingen vineyard to the town. My first escape since February from the island that is the United
Julia Harding MW

2020 writing competition – who won?

4 days 23 hours ago
Drumroll, please … and see Dr Irina Santiago-Brown’s appreciation of this competition, published yesterday, as well as this guide to all published entries. Well, we managed to whittle the 75 published entries in this year’s writing competition down to a shortlist of 18 but had to try to come up with a winner. We needed evidence that the writer