Jancis Robinson News
Tasting notes were the flavour of the month on Purple Pages this November, as we began publishing not only our compiled thoughts from the past few months (see this guide to our autumn collections) , but also Jancis's and Julia's hot-off-the-press assessments of individual Rhône 2012s (see.
See this guide to our autumn collections . The fact that this is one of our smaller collections, with only just under 60 wines reviewed, reflects the sad fact that we see all too few good-quality North American wines in the UK, where almost all the notes for our autumn regional collections were.
From $13.99, Aus$17.39, €11.80, £10.99, NZ$22.99 Find this wine The 2011 grape harvest was billed as the vintage from hell in South Australia but I have found quite a few 2011s made there to rave about. I absolutely loved S C Pannell Shiraz 2011 McLaren Vale, for instance, though this.
See this guide to our autumn collections . We offer you our most geographically diverse assortment of more than 70 wine reviews here, divided first by country - Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey , then by colour and then in descending score order. Again,.
For incisive satire on the art world, my go-to source is Calvin & Hobbes . This brilliant comic strip features an impishly precocious six-year-old boy, Calvin, and his astute stuffed tiger, Hobbes. Modern art and art criticism were recurring targets of the strip's humour during its 10-year.
Jim Law, who, along with his mentee Rutger De Vink at RDV Vineyards , is one of the most accomplished winemakers in Virginia in my opinion, sent this despatch about goings on at Linden Vineyards last month. Our apologies for having sat on it for far too long. We entered October in harvest.
Wine commentary loves to reference music. It’s as if those who are obsessed with the former are genetically destined to obsess about the latter. Single varietal wines are soloists while blends are concertos. Volume of alcohol is literalised into pianissimo and fortissimo. This wine is baroque.
See this guide to our autumn collections . Here's a very mixed bag of nearly 150 Australian wines tasted in London over the past few weeks. As usual, the wine reviews are shown by colour and then in descending score order. As you can see, we are already starting to see some of the wines from.
4 Dec - We are re-publishing this article written by Nick for the Financial Times in July 2008 as a tribute to Judy Rodgers, co-proprietor of Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, whose premature demise was announced yesterday. She was a chef and restaurateur of enormous integrity and it is absolutely.
See this guide to our autumn collections . Funnily enough, I am in Burgundy all this week, tasting wines from the coulure- and hail-shrunk 2012 vintage in preparation for our usual massive report on them next month. Below is a collection of all the tasting notes we have assembled on wines tasted.
I promised when describing last Friday's wine of the week an update on the situation regarding the unwanted giant motorway bridge over the beautiful Mosel valley near Ürzig. (Click on the Mosel bridge tag below to follow the entire story.) As you can read in this latest despatch on the Mosel.
See California Wine Summit – a guide . This was the penultimate tasting of the Summit, kindly hosted by Silver Oak (left) in their commodious tasting room in the Napa Valley (pictured below by George Rose, the Summit's official photographer). The wines were selected from the 'best of'.
3 Dec - This article was originally entitled 'Minervois 2013 - a real surprise' but so many wine producers throughout the Languedoc-Roussillon reacted to say that they too had experienced an excellent vintage this year that I have changed the title - JR After all the doom and gloom around.
Gerald Diffey, the dapper Englishman behind Brooks , the highly successful restaurant in Melbourne, Australia, was back in London, principally, I gleaned, to take his friends and family to discover the capital's latest restaurants. He had just approved of the pour from the bottle of Verget.
This is a longer version of the first of my four-part Financial Times selection of best buys of the season. There are 22 sparkling wines and champagnes in the FT but there are more here. Take advantage of some great fizz deals at this time of year. I have cited the best UK price.