Some more 2019 burgundies

6 days 17 hours ago
Since there is such demand for 2019 burgundies and relatively short supply, we're publishing these additional reviews as soon as we possibly can. For the rest of our coverage, see this guide. Vincent Dancer of Chassagne-Montrachet, or rather his drone, is responsible for this picture of the anti-frost candles in Chassagne and Puligny on 14 April
Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding MW, Tamlyn Currin

Spain 2020 – a miscellany

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The final part of Ferran's report on wines of particular interest tasted when he was confined to his Barcelona home by the pandemic. See also Spain 2020 – exciting newcomers and Spain 2020 – established players' news. Above, Sota els Àngels in Empordà in the far north-east of Spain. The 12 wines below are listed in alphabetical order by producer
Ferran Centelles

How to taste vermouth

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21 January 2021 We're republishing this free as part of our Throwback Thursday series. 11 January 2021 Arnica Rowan encourages us wine lovers to have a go at something stronger, sweeter and flavoured. See also these tasting notes from her and Tam on possibly the biggest collection of vermouths ever assembled. ‘Hi, Harry.’ ‘Hi, Arnica. I’m

Spanish wine in 2021: Top trends and the 10 bottles worth seeking out

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Exciting Spanish wines

2021 started in a dramatic fashion in much of Spain with the arrival of storm Filomena. Instagram was full of snowy vineyard pictures from producers full of enthusiasm with the beautiful sight. They were also excited about the way melt water would top up water tables for the year ahead, and the useful effect of […]

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Sarah Jane Evans

Howard Ripley's 2019 burgundies

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Forty more tasting notes, with prices, and a surprising number of relative bargains. See also this guide to our coverage of 2019 burgundy. Thomas Ventoura of Chablis is pictured above. This long-standing London specialist in Burgundy and German wine Howard Ripley is currently offering a wide selection of 2019 burgundies and, out of the blue
Jancis Robinson

Support Lodi's Save The Old campaign

1 week ago
Rob MacCulloch MW, currently a Hawke's Bay winemaker, explains exactly why Lodi’s old vines need saving. These Zinfandel tree trunks were planted, 10 feet (3 m) apart, in the 1940s. California is home to many highly successful winemakers and viticulturists, producing wines of great acclaim. That’s not a claim to make lightly, but few other wine

Top 2019 Côte de Nuits en primeur wines

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2. Cote de Nuits

Scroll down for Charles Curtis MW’s Côte de Nuits 2019 top scoring wine tasting notes and scores Coming soon See individual appellation overviews for: Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise & Mâconnais 2019 is a superb vintage in the Côte de Nuits. This part of Burgundy avoided the April frost, yet reaped the qualitative benefits of […]

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Charles Curtis MW

Brunello di Montalcino: The 10 must-know estates

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Castiglion del Bosco

Tuscany’s Montalcino region is shaped like a four-sided pyramid,whose well-sheltered, well-drained topography is bright, breezy and especially vine friendly. It’s also an incredibly beautiful place to live, sparsely populated and far from motorways and heavy industry. Half of Montalcino’s land is wild, either grassland or oak and chestnut forests teeming with wild boar and roebuck […]

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Monty Waldin

Microbe matching

1 week 1 day ago
The companion piece to today's tasting article … Mid-afternoon cravings for sauerkraut are alarming enough but potentially disastrous when there is a raft of Touraine Sauvignon Blancs in front of you, waiting to be tasted. Sauerkraut is so wine-combative that it doesn't even get a mention in Victoria Moore's Wine Dine Dictionary. Add a hefty
Tamlyn Currin

Project Loire – the Sauvignons

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The first part of a substantial series on wines of the Loire. See also what Tam wanted to eat when tasting these wines. The photograph above, supplied by InterLoire, is of the famous Ch de Chenonceau. The highly efficient organisational power behind my Languedoc marathon tasting last year was Victoria Kukla of Sopexa. During the flurry of emails
Tamlyn Currin