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The many hues of wine talent

2 weeks 3 days ago
It's time for change. Black talent in the wine business needs recognition and positive encouragement. It's long overdue – and would surely also help to recruit much-needed new wine drinkers. See details of who is pictured above at the end of this article. A slightly shorter version of it has been published in the Financial Times (and dismissed by
Jancis Robinson

English Wineries Crossword

2 weeks 3 days ago

English Wineries Crossword Try our new wine crosswords and increase your English Wine knowledge at the same time. 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 The active cell […]

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Patrick Grabham

Bodega Garzón, Single Vineyard Tannat 2017 Uruguay

2 weeks 4 days ago
On the day that Singapore enters phase two of reopening, effectively ending what has been ten weeks of full lockdown, Singapore resident Richard recommends a full-bodied red that drinks beautifully whatever the weather. From $23.49, £22, €24.99, HK$450 (per magnum), 199.95 Danish kroner, 2,990 Argentine peso, 249 Brazilian real Find this wine
Richard Hemming MW

Vindependents dozen

2 weeks 4 days ago
12 wines that are, in theory at least, available via 39 independent UK retailers, many of whom we have featured on this site previously. See this guide to our survey of dozens selected by other UK wine merchants. Vindependents is a group of independent wine retailers in the UK who have banded together to buy and sell co-operatively and to fight
Jancis Robinson

Bordeaux 2019 – a delightful year

2 weeks 5 days ago
After supplying his tasting articles on Bordeaux 2019 right bank and Bordeaux 2019 left bank, James Lawther MW takes a moment to reflect on this exceptional vintage. He is seen on the right here with Aymeric de Gironde at Ch Troplong Mondot. See this guide to the rest of our coverage. The on-off-on, coronavirus-disturbed 2019 Bordeaux en primeur

South Africa – Constantia, Elgin and Hemel-en-Aarde

2 weeks 5 days ago
The first half of an extensive two-part report on the increasingly exciting wines of the Cape. See also South Africa - a social progress report. I am a big fan of South African wine. Having first visited in 2015 and returned twice since, as well as attended a number of London trade tastings, I can safely say that South Africa is the wine
Tim Jackson MW

The tea that tastes like wine?

2 weeks 6 days ago
Richard turns his taste buds to a wine-themed range of blended teas. Describing flavour in wine is a combination of literalism, metaphor, guesswork and artistic licence. Despite the intricate diversity of language, effectively describing wine remains an approximate pursuit at best. All over the world, English is wine’s lingua franca, and
Richard Hemming MW

Yalumba and Tyrrell's

2 weeks 6 days ago
Many moons ago – well, last September – two of Australia's most famous family wine companies joined forces to share some treasures with wine writers in London. Please forgive the long delay in sharing news of this great event – which ended with a stunning 1942 – but it necessitated taking notes by hand. Fatal. Far too often people’s image of
Jancis Robinson

Bordeaux 2019 – a guide

2 weeks 6 days ago
The en primeur system has been called into question more than ever before in this time of pandemic, and generated a wealth of opinions and articles on the campaign itself, as you can see from the list of articles below. However, Aquitaine resident James Lawther MW has provided us with eloquent and precise tasting notes on most of the most

Best Margaux 2019 wines tasted en primeur

2 weeks 6 days ago

Search all Margaux 2019 wine ratings Unquestionably an extremely successful vintage in Margaux; but it is not my favourite of the Haut-Médoc commune AOCs in 2019. See the top-rated Margaux 2019 wines The following wines have all been scored 93 points and above Not yet tasted: Château Durfort-Vivens, Château La Bessane, Château Chantelune, Château Boyd-Cantenac, […]

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Jane Anson