Vermouth – the tasting notes

2 weeks 2 days ago
This is the time for something stronger, no? But which vermouths are worth buying? Tam (TC) and Arnica Rowan (AR) did the hard work so you don't have to. Tam writes In her evocative, fascinating and instructive article, How to taste vermouth, Arnica Rowan discussed how we need to take a different, broader approach when tasting vermouth
Tamlyn Currin

How to become a takeout

2 weeks 5 days ago
As COVID bites, Britain's restaurateurs are having to flex muscles they never knew they had. The recently announced third lockdown in England brings a new set of challenges for many restaurateurs and chefs. Of them all, the biggest is probably how to reorganise their restaurants to meet demand for takeaway and delivery – to somehow keep their
Nick Lander

Whites for winter

2 weeks 5 days ago
A version of this article, written at the request of a reader, is published by the Financial Times. Photo by [2Ni] on Unsplash. South Africans and Australians may be baking on the beach but for those of us in the northern hemisphere this is usually the coldest time of year. It’s a time when red-wine enthusiasts feel justified in opening their
Jancis Robinson

Franken Silvaner and Ahr Spätburgunder

2 weeks 5 days ago
This may be Michael's last collection of tasting notes on 2020's GG releases, this time great German wines that aren't Riesling. The scores are some of our highest ever. Above is the Marienthal vineyard of Spätburgunder vines in the Ahr Valley. As you can see from our guide to coverage of German wines released in 2020, we have already published
Michael Schmidt

Antonella Corda 2018/19 Cannonau di Sardegna

2 weeks 5 days ago
Yet another lovely, rose-scented Grenache/Garnacha, from an island that may be its birthplace. Corda's winery above. From €14.67, 18.90 Swiss francs, $21.95, CA$29.99, 199 Danish kroner, £21.95 Find the 2019Find the 2018 As you can tell from many articles here about Grenache and Garnacha, most recently Grenache and Garnacha redesigned, I’m
Jancis Robinson