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Book reviews 2020 – Commonwealth wine

3 weeks 6 days ago
31 December 2020 Enjoy these reviews of books about Australia, England and South Africa now that we are republishing them free. 27 November 2020 See this guide to all of this season's book reviews. Intoxicating Ten drinks that shaped Australia  Max Allen  Thames & Hudson Australia  ISBN 9781760761004 (paperback)  ISBN 9781760761370 (ebook
Tamlyn Currin

Burgundy 2019 – Bellene and Marchand-Tawse

4 weeks ago
We present tasting notes on a wide range of wines from these two not-so-micro-négociants as well as their revealing reports on recent changes in Burgundy. See also this guide to our substantial coverage of 2019 burgundy. Jancis writes The shape of Burgundy's wine trade has changed enormously this century. It used to be the case that there were
Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding MW

Book reviews 2020 – how, what, why

4 weeks ago
30 December 2020 Republished free, reviews of Jamie Goode, Tony Aspler, Noble Rot and a classical view of drinking. 20 November 2020 Memories, manifestos, what to think and how to drink – all the vinous mentorship you'll ever need in the books below. See this guide to all of this season's book reviews. The Goode Guide to Wine A manifesto of
Tamlyn Currin

Book reviews 2020 – Bordeaux

4 weeks 1 day ago
29 December 2020 We're republishing free details of these three excellent new books about the world's biggest fine-wine region. 4 December 2020 See this guide to all of this season's book reviews. Château Lafite 1868 The almanac  Saskia de Rothschild  Flammarion  ISBN 9782080204202  $235, £125, €150  Saskia de Rothschild may have grown
Tamlyn Currin

Book reviews 2020 – memoirs and meanderings

4 weeks 2 days ago
28 December 2020 We're republishing these revealing reviews free today. See this guide to all of this season's book reviews. 30 October 2020 Tales from three very different wine writers. The Story of Wine From Noah to now  Hugh Johnson  Académie du Vin Library  ISBN 9781913141066  £30  In the mid eighties, Hugh Johnson managed to
Tamlyn Currin

A Christmas bottle

1 month ago
Three consolations for the ban on socialising on Christmas Day: a special bottle, a distant glimpse of all four (very excited) grandchildren, and views of this sunset. Pic by Nick. I'm not a great one for sharing every drop I drink but in my Friday email sent out on Christmas Day I made the point that for this severely locked-down Christmas 2020
Jancis Robinson

Book reviews 2020 – somm stories

1 month ago
26 December 2020 Here is the first of our 2020 book reviews to be republished free. See this guide to them all. 23 October 2020 Two sommeliers, on different sides of the Atlantic, tell their stories of grit, spit and triumph. Victoria JamesWine Girl A sommelier's tale of making it in the toxic world of fine dining Victoria James  Fleet  ISBN
Tamlyn Currin