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Trump’s parting shot at wine

1 week 2 days ago
First various imported European wines under 14%. Now the US extends its 25% tariff to all French and German wines. As someone who owns his share of businesses in the hospitality space, President Donald Trump might be expected to be sensitive to, let alone supportive of, the restaurant and wine industries. Yet one of Trump’s last acts as
Alder Yarrow

Elevating Chardonnay in the Santa Cruz Mountains

1 week 2 days ago
Alder goes out on a limb with some of our highest scores ever! The Santa Cruz Mountains American Viticultural Area stands apart from all other California wine regions both literally and figuratively. As Paul Draper, the founder and long-time CEO at Ridge Vineyards likes to point out, it is the only coastal California AVA that is not enclosed by
Alder Yarrow

Top scoring 2018 Bordeaux dry whites: Re-tasted in the bottle

1 week 3 days ago

See the full Bordeaux 2018 report here See individual appellation overviews for: St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St-Julien, Margaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Listrac, Moulis and Pessac-Léognan & Graves In addition to the hundreds of recently-bottled Bordeaux wines Jane Anson usually tastes for her in bottle report, this one included the full line up of dry whites from both Médoc […]

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Jane Anson

A meal with your drink, sir?

1 week 5 days ago
Nick predicts a big change in restaurant design. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Above is a corner of the popular bar in The Goring in London. It may seem strange but I wonder whether the implications of this wretched virus on restaurants, and simultaneously how customers will use them once they reopen, could
Nick Lander

The glass may not be greener

1 week 5 days ago
The choice of packaging for everyday wine is wider than ever. And more complicated. A considerably shorter version of this article attempting to shine a stronger light on the options is published by the Financial Times. For many of us wine drinkers, our first conscious act towards saving the planet was separating empty bottles from the rest of
Jancis Robinson

Atlantis Rosé Tinta Negra 2018/19 Madeirense

1 week 5 days ago
From €7.16, $11.99, £10.45, CA$24.99 Find this wine It seems a little out-of-kilter to be recommending a rosé in the middle of deep winter in the northern hemisphere. I look out my window from where I sit at my desk and the sky is low and iron grey, the wind – which sliced my breath away when I took the dog for a walk earlier – is bending the
Tamlyn Currin

Importing wine post Brexit

1 week 5 days ago
19 January 2021 A little elucidation on personal allowances added at the very end. 17 January 2021 At the bottom of this article Tim Hall of Scala Wine adds some detail about how private individuals in the UK may now import wine for personal consumption and how things have changed. 16 January 2021 Successful Welsh wine merchant Daniel Lambert
Jancis Robinson

Wine in a can for Brits

1 week 5 days ago
23 January 2021 Tasting notes on two more canned wines added – an Albariño and Shiraz from First Crush. 20 January 2021 Tasting notes on two more canned wines added – a Chenin Blanc and a rosé from The Copper Crew. 15 January 2021 We urge producers, importers and retailers to embrace the possibilities of canned wine and, after tasting a range
Jancis Robinson, Tamlyn Currin