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Farewell Mr Pinot

2 weeks 3 days ago
The arresting life story of a true California pioneer. Image courtesy of Calera. Josh Jensen, 78, founder of Calera and champion of Mount Harlan AVA, has died after a prolonged period of ill health. Pneumonia contracted after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was exacerbated by a particularly serious case of COVID-19. In 1967, as the heaviest-ever
Jancis Robinson

Rising stars of Alsace

2 weeks 3 days ago
Some useful tips, we hope. Above: Carolyn Sipp of Sipp Mack. We recently published an interesting report from Alsace in which Benjamin Roelfs opened our eyes to the increasing quality of red wines there. But of course Alsace is still most famous for its white wines, of which Riesling is its most renowned. Below, Roelfs and other reliable
Jancis Robinson

Tucci v McCoy

2 weeks 3 days ago
Two travel series, superficially similar, reviewed. One of the unexpected upsides of the 2020 lockdown was watching Stanley Tucci making cocktails at home on social media. The instant charm of his amateur Instagram posts led to him partnering with CNN to create the television series Searching for Italy. Now in its second season, it’s a food and
Elaine Chukan Brown

Long live Locatelli

2 weeks 6 days ago
We enjoyed a superb Italian meal and chose from possibly London's best Italian wine list. Twenty years ago, Giorgio Locatelli and his wife, Plaxy, opened Locanda Locatelli on Seymour Street as part of London’s Churchill Hotel, now run by Hyatt Regency. Although then a fashionable arrangement that provided chefs with the financial backing of a
Nick Lander

The story of Blind Ambition

2 weeks 6 days ago
How JancisRobinson.com and you helped make a multi-award-winning documentary. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Erica Platter is a journalist-turned-wine-producer and publisher. Her surname will be familiar to anyone who knows anything about South African wine. In 1978 she and her journalist husband John launched Pla
Jancis Robinson