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2019 primeur campaign considered

1 week 6 days ago
Nick Martin of Wine Owners, who has been providing such valuable analyses of each new Bordeaux 2019 release on our Members' forum, has this to say about the campaign overall. We wish him some R&R now, communing with his beloved bike, seen here in the Yorkshire Dales. See this guide to our extensive coverage of the vintage. Who knew? Back in

Tip-top grower champagnes?

1 week 6 days ago
A comparison of current releases from six of the most admired single-estate producers in Champagne with two similarly styled wines from houses, plus a range of Ulysse Collin wines. Corks from the grower champagnes pictured above, together with a champagne star to ease obdurate corks out of bottle necks and a champagne stopper. Our fellow Master
Jancis Robinson

Hungary – the volcanic rocks of Tokaj

2 weeks ago
Tam visits and tastes a wide range of wines from Hungary's most famous wine region and finds some gems – both people and wine. Stand in any of the cru vineyards of Tokaj and you’ll be standing at the foothills of the Zemplén Mountains on an old volcano – one of the 400 that make up a wine region revered for nearly 400 years for its golden sweet
Tamlyn Currin

Visit Chambolle-Musigny with us

2 weeks ago
Engaged Purple Pager Jonathan Reeve, author of How to abstain (and author of a useful guide to wine tourism which awaits a time when such a thing is possible), points out that what he wants from JancisRobinson.com at this time of travel restrictions is escapism. We therefore offer the first in an occasional series of photo-portraits of a wine
Jancis Robinson

South Africa – a social progress report

2 weeks 1 day ago
In my article on The many hues of wine talent on Saturday, I promised to devote a more detailed article to the delicate question of race within South Africa’s wine industry. See also my follow-up in South Africa - fewer halos? South Africa of course has had further to travel than most countries in any attempt at racial equality because it
Jancis Robinson

Clos de la Roche dinner

2 weeks 1 day ago
The perfect way to assess a grand cru. Many thanks to wine photographer Jon Wyand for this image, too. Meals at which nothing but grand cru burgundy is served are, alas, becoming rarer and rarer as burgundy prices have escalated so fast. But the Notting Hill Grand Wine Club was kind enough to invite Nick and me to their Clos de la Roche dinner
Jancis Robinson

Caring and doing

2 weeks 3 days ago
With tongue half in cheek, Nick suggests how the UK hospitality industry might effect a change in government policy. Richard Caring’s blistering attack on Boris Johnson in the Mail on Sunday last Sunday 14 June made for fascinating reading. And not just for the typos. Caring is the owner of a host of high-profile restaurants and clubs in London
Nick Lander