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Howard Ripley 2019 Germans part 1

41 minutes 6 seconds ago
Last year produced an exceptional crop of German wines. Here are tasting notes on 100 of them, including some made by the Zillikens shown above to remind everyone of the family nature of German wine production. Many more notes on Germany's exceptional 2019s to follow. Howard Ripley is not the only specialist importer of German wine into the UK
Jancis Robinson

Burton Anderson's 50-year view of Italian wine

41 minutes 6 seconds ago
Walter writes There is so little original written material in English available to students and lovers of Italian wine that reporting on Italian wine and recording the traditions and history of a part of Europe that has been producing wine longest has always been my first objective. Burton Anderson has been doing this for 30 years longer than me.
Walter Speller

Three rising Spanish stars

1 day ago
Ferran reports on three exciting sets of wines from very different Spanish territories. The Canary Islands landscape above was captured by Cristian Palmer. Albada: a surprising way of rethinking Garnacha Albada is a brand owned by Bodegas Virgen de la Sierra, a co-operative in Villaroya de la Sierra (Calatayud). Thanks to their particularly
Ferran Centelles

Pride and prejudice – blind tasting in France

1 day ago
Burgundy-based Matthew Hayes tried to persuade his neighbours to enjoy some non-French wines. The inspiration for this is a popular thread on our Members’ forum in which a Purple Pager called Blurds laments his quixotic quest to convince a French father-in-law that someone, anyone, makes fine Cabernet Sauvignon outside the Médoc. After 30 years

Hold on for fish mince, butter tarts and more

3 days 8 hours ago
What have some of the world's best chefs been doing during lockdown? A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. ‘Complex, interesting but definitely not fussy’ – that was how one restaurateur described the food we will all be looking forward to when we’re allowed to dine out once more. I asked five chefs from around the world
Nick Lander

Sibling rivalry in Champagne

3 days 8 hours ago
A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Picture of the Abbaye d'Hautvillers by James Bort. Dom Pérignon or Krug? The ultimate first-world problem. But the rivalry between these two famous prestige champagnes from LVMH, the luxury brand owner par excellence, is fun to observe, even if you’d never dream of spending
Jancis Robinson

Italian Wine Crossword

3 days 22 hours ago

Italian Wine Crossword This week’s crossword is all about Italian wine – from Barolo to Brunello and Pinot Grigio to Prosecco. You might even find some of the answers on Decanter.com!  Instructions: Click a cell on the crossword grid, or click a clue Click twice on a cell to toggle between across and down […]

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James Button

Oliver Zeter Sauvignon Blanc Fumé 2018 Pfalz

4 days ago
Very far from Marlborough... From €16.80, 21.40 Swiss francs, £20.99, HK$280 Find this wine A German Sauvignon Blanc? Has she gone mad? You might be forgiven for wondering if you live outside Germany, but I am reliably informed by our German specialist Michael Schmidt, currently tasting his way through hundreds of samples at home in the
Jancis Robinson

Secret Wines dozen

4 days ago
The owners of this nascent wine business would like it to be slightly less secret... See this guide to our survey of dozens selected by other UK wine merchants. I was contacted by Andrew Towler of Secret Wines in March when we were busy compiling our long list of Wine retailers who’ll deliver to self-isolators. His request to be included was
Jancis Robinson