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MW 2021 examination tests candidates on marginal climates

Published:  15 September, 2021

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has made available every question posed to students taking the 2021 MW exam, including the list of wines for the practical tasting segment.

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Foundation puts Basset front and centre as it unveils expanded remit

Published:  15 September, 2021

The charity founded by family and colleagues of the late Gerard Basset OBE MW MS has broadened its mission statement to include promoting diversity and inclusion across the hospitality industry, in addition to embracing a shorter title.

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Sud de France: Incredible white diversity on display

Published:  13 September, 2021

Tim Atkin MW has paid homage to huge breadth of white wine available across the Languedoc-Roussillon and the South West, even comparing its diversity to a South American wine cousin.

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Bancroft takes on distribution of Juliet Victor Tokaj

Published:  09 September, 2021

Bancroft Wines has teamed up with Tokaj producer Juliet Victor for the UK distribution of its single vineyard Furmints and sweet wines.

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Vibrancy shines through in South America harvest report

Published:  19 August, 2021

Vibrant, zingy wines which have retained freshness and elegance despite weather challenges have emerged from South America in 2021, a new harvest report focusing on the region has said.

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Big G streams 'In My Vineyard' series, with closing debate to wrap event

Published:  10 August, 2021

The annual Big G celebration of German wines continues apace with the streaming of In My Vineyard virtual winemaker tours, plus the closing Wine for all Reasons debate to take place on Tuesday afternoon (10 August).

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Tim Atkin MW: What makes wine worthy?

Published:  05 August, 2021

Are some Olympic sports more serious than others? To listen to purists, harrumphing about the inclusion of skateboarding, surfing and BMX freestyle in the Tokyo games, you’d conclude that there’s an established hierarchy. Those that take place on the track sit at the top, partly because of Olympic history perhaps, dating back to 776BC and Korobois’ triumph in the 190-metre stadion sprint. These are closely followed by field events, swimming and gymnastics, all of which are deemed to be “proper” disciplines. It’s no coincidence that Aussies love to mock Team GB’s prowess at “sitting down sports”.

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Big G debate ‘A Wine for all Reasons’ rallies Germany’s champions

Published:  05 August, 2021

Readers are invited to register for the closing debate of this year’s Wines of Germany Big G virtual event, featuring experts in the field from across the trade, at 3pm on Tuesday 10 August.

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Barnes publishes ‘most comprehensive’ guide to SA wines

Published:  29 June, 2021

Regional expert Amanda Barnes has published The South America Wine Guide, covering the wines of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru.

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Italy Report: Supping on the south

Published:  24 June, 2021

Characterful and alluringly individual, Italy’s southern wines are on the rise, gaining more recognition for the blend of quality and value they can deliver. With all of this plugging into current consumer drinking trends, Andrew Catchpole surveyed a handful of Italophile importers and retailers to discover if the south’s time has arrived.

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Long Read: Accolade shakes up its global fine wine strategy

Published:  10 June, 2021

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Events: A hybrid future

Published:  09 June, 2021

With a degree of normality beginning to return, Andrew Catchpole gets a taste of the tastings to come.

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Rousset and Pineau extend partnership with new bar

Published:  08 June, 2021

Xavier Rousset MS and bar owner Steve Pineau have teamed up again, this time to open a new prohibition style bar named Nocturne. 

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Long Read: Talking terroir in Spain

Published:  03 June, 2021

Priorat has taken a bold step in committing itself to a hierarchical classification of terroir.

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Canada’s Cool Climate Sensibility

Published:  03 June, 2021

Harpers’ recent Canadian-flavoured webinar looked at the emerging regions and styles from this exciting country as it emerges onto the global wine scene, as Andrew Catchpole reports.

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Chile’s diversity deserves more delineated DOs

Published:  27 May, 2021

The demarcation of Chile’s regions and sub-regions could and should be much clearer, focusing in with smaller local denominations to better reflect the diversity of the country’s winemaking.

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Atkin awards first South American perfect score to wine from “best ever” Argentina vintage

Published:  20 May, 2021

Harpers columnist and UK wine writer Tim Atkin MW has given his seal of approval to the 2019 Argentinian vintage, which he says is “the best I’ve tasted” from the country.

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James Davis MW joins Henkell Freixenet

Published:  18 May, 2021

James Davis MW will be joining the Henkell Freixenet team in a newly created role from the first week of July.

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Guy Woodward: Why we need underdogs

Published:  18 May, 2021

The European Super League was always doomed to failure. Think about it from a wine perspective. It would be like a region – in France, say – initiating a system whereby its châteaux were ranked purely on the basis of how much their wines cost, maybe put into mini ‘divisions’, and then this classification being set in stone in perpetuity, regardless of any change in quality on the part of either the incumbents’ wines or those of any would-be challengers. Surely it would never last…

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Alliance strengthens on-trade team with three hires

Published:  29 April, 2021

Alliance Wine has expanded its on-trade team with three new senior recruits to bolster growth as the on-trade re-opens.

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