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Tenuta di Ghizzano, Veneroso 2015/16 Terre di Pisa

4 weeks ago
A great Sangiovese that deserves higher status and, probably, a higher price. From €21.10, 26.57 Swiss francs, £22.95, $31.99 Find the 2015 Find the 2016 Over the summer I was sent the latest releases from Tenuta di Ghizzano, a family estate based round a hilltop village near Pisa, which has the most beautiful late-Renaissance-inspired
Jancis Robinson

More Austrians – mainly 2019 Rieslings

4 weeks ago
Julia's second report based on the annual Traditionsweingüter tasting in Austria. Last time the Grüner Veltliners, this time everything else, plus a look ahead at the 2020 vintage. See also her lucid, detailed explanation of the background to this ongoing, long-term and ambitious attempt at vineyard classification, originally in the Danube region
Julia Harding MW

America's other Cabernet – Red Mountain

4 weeks 1 day ago
Alder tells the fascinating story of how a tiny appellation in Washington state won its enviable reputation. His tasting notes on over 100 Red Mountain wines are also published today. Image above © Richard Duval Images. All pictures below by Kim Fetrow unless otherwise stated. Admittedly, it sounds like the set-up for a joke: what do two nuclear
Alder Yarrow

Red Mountain – the tasting notes

4 weeks 1 day ago
It's clear how Red Mountain in Washington state, pictured above © Richard Duval Images, got its name. Here Alder enthuses about its wines. In America's other Cabernet he outlines how it won its stellar reputation. The best Red Mountain wines have the power and depth of Napa Cabernet, but with a freshness of acidity and a refinement of tannins
Alder Yarrow

20 years of fine wine writing

1 month ago
As we approach our 20th anniversary on 1 November, we are responding to some of the suggestions of Andrew McKinna, joint winner of our 20th anniversary competition at the beginning of the year asking for suggestions as to how we might celebrate it. Richard provides this exceedingly incomplete review of some of the most memorable wine writing on
Richard Hemming MW

Jancis's 2019 GGs

1 month ago
The first of four tranches of tasting notes on white Grosse Gewächse from the exciting 2019 vintage. See also this guide to our comprehensive coverage of Germany's 2020 releases, and in particular my recent collection of German strays. View over the Mosel from Peter Lauer's website. Michael will be adding tasting notes on many more Grosse
Jancis Robinson

Shining a light on Austria's vineyard characteristics

1 month ago
No one in the UK is more knowledgeable about the conscientious machinations of Austria's long-term plan to classify its best vineyards than Julia Harding MW. Robert Herbst took this dramatic picture of the Wachau's distinctive Achleiten vineyard in the Wachau for the ÖTW. No tasting organised by the Österreichische Traditionsweingüter (ÖTW)
Julia Harding MW

Hungary – Somló and Sopron

1 month ago
Where is the 'Capital of Kékfrankos' and the motherland of Juhfark? Head to north-western Hungary … Somló It rises up, startling in its sudden thereness, from the immense tray-flat basalt plains of the Tapolca Basin north of Lake Balaton. Nicknamed ‘the forgotten hat of God’ by the locals, this 431 m (1,414 ft) high hill is an extinct volcano
Tamlyn Currin

Building a Priorat legacy: Interview with Scala Dei's Ricard Rofes

1 month ago
Ricard Rofes in the La Creueta vineyard with 42-year- old Garnacha vines, the fruit destined for the producer’s Cartoixa Priorat blend

Vineyard visits with Ricard Rofes guarantee car sickness and excitement in equal measure. Car sickness, because we lurch almost vertically up unmade roads, sweeping walkers out of our path and cornering sheer drops. And excitement because of the heart- stopping views. The reason for the drama is that we are in Priorat. Rofes’ lofty vineyards, […]

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Sarah Jane Evans

Late-summer rosés

1 month ago
With pink wine considered so respectable, and potentially lucrative, now, we suggest a few to wash away late-summer blues. We published a comprehensive report on more than 100 rosés back in July and here are just a few more current releases to add to them. Two of them are celebrity wines about which many of us have our misgivings, bandwagon
Jancis Robinson