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Vinexus Anteprima 2020

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Some fine Brunello 2016s, charming Barbaresco 2018s and rather more challenging Barolo 2017s. This photo of Barolo vineyards is by Lucia Gherra via Unsplash. This was only my second tasting in London since March. Importers, merchants or brokers such as Vinexus, trying their best to get their wines in front of buyers and journalists, have been
Julia Harding MW

A different sort of expert

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22 October 2020 We're proud to be featuring a fine, winey drink based on a fruit other than grapes and are republishing this initial contribution free. 16 October 2020 Gabe Cook* introduces us to a drink that deserves much more attention. Here in the heart of October, across the cool, temperate climes of the northern hemisphere, there is a

Unsustainable arguments

1 week 2 days ago
The subject of Max's column this month is all too obvious: an argument about academic attribution that is gripping the Australian wine establishment. I don’t want to be writing this story. I’d much rather be spending the next 1,500 or so words telling you about the new Sustainable Winegrowing Australia trust mark, launched last month, and about
Max Allen

Chiaretto, redefining rosé

1 week 2 days ago
Tam falls in love. It was one of those, 'Where have you been all my life?!' moments. I recently had such a strong reaction to a group of wines that I actually doubted myself. The next day I got those same wines lined up for me, but this time blind, interspersed with some ringers (six rosés from Romania, Italy, France, South Africa and Spain
Tamlyn Currin

US wine finally embraces politics

1 week 3 days ago
How the American wine industry is gearing up for the US presidential election on 3 November. Image courtesy of Crush the Vote. See also Alder's video message on behalf of the Napa wine community in the wake of the fires. For the longest time, the American wine industry has managed to maintain an apolitical veneer, steering clear of endorsements
Alder Yarrow

Austria – a selection of 2010s

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See Austria's super-pure 2019 Grüner Veltliners and More Austrians – mainly 2019 Rieslings for my review of 200+ current releases, mostly 2019s. Twenty 10-year-old wines provided an excellent foreword to the tasting of the Österreichischer Traditionsweingüter (ÖTW) 2019s, which were the focus of my short trip to Austria last month. The tastings
Julia Harding MW

Diary of a Napa harvest intern – part 5

1 week 4 days ago
Samantha Cole-Johnson on how life goes on in the winery after the fires. See too this heartfelt video message from the heart of the Napa Valley from our very own Alder Yarrow, originally recorded to coincide with our 20th anniversary. See also Alder this month on how US wine finally embraces politics. Employees were technically allowed back into

Gérard Bertrand's estate releases 2020

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The prince of the Languedoc shows off his latest single-vineyard wines. Portrait of the master of all he surveys by Marie Ormières. Gérard Bertrand is one of the most important producers in the Languedoc, with offices in Dallas and Shanghai, 320 employees worldwide and more than $145 million-worth of wine (£112/€123 million) sold in more than
Jancis Robinson