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Wine – more sustainable than most crops?

1 month ago
A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See our competition shortlist, sustainability specialist Dr Irina Santiago-Brown’s appreciation of the entries and our announcement of the winners. In the image above, organic chickens meet organic vines at Spottswoode in Napa Valley. It’s difficult to argue that sustainability is
Jancis Robinson

Chefs – pandemic needs must

1 month ago
Nick highlights the subtle changes you may not even notice at your local restaurant. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Many restaurants face an uncertain future, thanks to fewer tourists, fewer office workers and even a lower income from their once-lucrative private dining rooms, as the number of customers allowed in
Nick Lander

Anselmi, San Vincenzo 2018/19 IGT Veneto

1 month ago
A well-priced northern Italian white blend that brings back happy memories, and ages unintentionally well. 2019 from €9.45, 14.50 Swiss francs, 160 Norwegian kroner, £14.79, 179 Swedish kronor, 2,244 Japanese yen, 2,390 roubles 2018 from €9.95, $11.99, 15.10 Swiss francs, £14.50, NZ$29, 2,343 Japanese yen, 855 New Taiwan dollars, 2,340
Julia Harding MW

Austria's super-pure 2019 Grüner Veltliners

1 month ago
Julia was conflicted about whether to travel to attend this year's tasting of fine Austrian single-vineyard wines but afterwards was very glad she did. She took this picture of the view from the ruined castle of Senftenberg, looking across the Pellingen vineyard to the town. My first escape since February from the island that is the United
Julia Harding MW

2020 writing competition – who won?

1 month ago
Drumroll, please … and see Dr Irina Santiago-Brown’s appreciation of this competition, published yesterday, as well as this guide to all published entries. Well, we managed to whittle the 75 published entries in this year’s writing competition down to a shortlist of 18 but had to try to come up with a winner. We needed evidence that the writer

The 2020 CWG auction – with a difference

1 month ago
On South African Heritage Day we publish an account of a recent encounter with some of the country's finest wines. Tim, a huge fan of South African wine, found himself in the right place at the right time. Jancis was in quarantine so it was my good fortune to be able to attend a tasting in London on 9 September of the wines that will be
Tim Jackson MW