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Jancis Robinson
winejournalist 221,384 followers
A Clos des Papes visit and 5 Ch9 2005s already. Beautiful sunny weather in the S Rhone
Just pulled off the road to huge Gabriel Meffre forecourt to take a photo of Dentelles when Jacques Meffre dashingly backed into my hire car
.@davestenton @MarkHaisma I will be tasting Mark's 2013s next week for publication in Jan
If you are a Purple Pager perchance, kindly answer my urgent question at… Your coverage of Ch9 is at stake!
Apparently 1/3 students on Bordeaux's wine marketing course are Chinese. And formidably good students
Gigondas surely 1 of prettiest villages. Sad to see plane trees chopped today but presumably necessary
BBC executive: broadcasters thought viewers didn’t want older women on TV
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Plane trees dappling Provencal sunshine this am in Avignon. Off to Gigondas for intensive immersion in 2013s. Yday's S Rhones were 'fresh'
Am planning to sign all my tweets Jancis R, just like Her Majesty's first tweet
V intrigued by plans for flights from my home town Carlisle to US tx to @StobartGroup £209 apiece
So glad so many pple share my enthusiasm for 2011 @RIECINE
Lovely 2011 Chianti Classico w ripeness kept in check
Pearl is studying wine grape varieties. Right now she's reading about Catarratto @JancisRobinson @JoseGrapes
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Round-up of reports on challenging 2014 vintage…
Lafarge Mitans 07 hit the spot with visiting US wine/fiction writer @JayMcInerney last night. Knez Chard 10 on Firehouse list amazed him
Romain of Chiltern Firehouse's rec of @WistonSparkling Bl de Blancs hit the spot with visiting US champagne lover
Has the commemorative poppy season started, please? (saw my 1st ones today)
Still waiting to start. But 17 glasses each is quite a challenge #TaorminaGourmet
Just about to present 17 wines from S Italy + islands at #TaorminaGourmet. Beautiful summer sun still. 2014 VG vge here
My 5-hour Wine Course filmed around the world reduced by 30% this w/e…
.@Vaughters @vinovaughters V v best of luck in the long haul. Read MW diary by @RichardHemming on
Who wears Gordon Ramsay's trousers at Royal Hospital Rd?
The changing social shape of Burgundy
Bordeaux's 2014 vintage? Wide-ranging report by @GavinQuinney w pics
Likely 2014 grape crop forecasts & effects on bulk wine market…
Can you spare an hour a year to inspire young people? Great new free programme launched today by @Edu_Employers
@JancisRobinson I hope to feel the same way this time next year about MW studies!
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@JancisRobinson Some of the newly planted tempranillo was at the expense of the less productive prephylloxera vines used to replant Ribera.
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@JancisRobinson @Chris_Lamb Remember the 11th c. Persian poet Omar Khayyam whose verses to wine have never been equalled.
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S America's grape treasures acc to @DaringPairings (result of his book deadlne...)
Strange but delightful sensation: for 1st time in 6 yrs I do not have a book deadline hanging over me
V many congrats to @women_oftheyear for uplifting event, & to @sanditoksvig for losing 4st & taking over from Helena Kennedy as president
.@Chris_Lamb I'm told home winemaking thrives in Iran today, & the odd Afghan tribe too. But even I baulk at spooks shipping wine to Kabul
Casual wine drinking? Kabul? #Homeland Just lost me, I think
Shdn't Carrie have her head covered in Kabul? #Homeland
Cannot believe John of @ShaferVineyards was 90 y'day. See… Gr8 testament to wine drinking
To try some great #wines in #London, @sagerandwilde or @QualityChop won't disappoint - see our top 10 London winebars
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.@rbinlee @ftweekend Rather different sugar levels!
.@slawson7 @ftweekend Ada Lovelace, queen of the algorithm, was Byron's daughter, I read. Estranged mamma defiantly encouraged maths