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  1. Trentino and Alto Adige Whites: A Breath of Mountain Air

    First published in Issue 49 2015Andrew Jefford introduces an eye-opening, mouthwatering tasting of Italian whites fromone of the country’s northern regions. He was joined in the pursuit by Nicolas Belfrage MW and Bruno Besa, who rated them even more highly in the international context

  2. Dies Ira

    By Andrew Jefford First published in Issue 46 2014

  3. Jura: Cotes of Many Colors

    First published in Issue 45 2014Andrew Jefford introduces a very up-and-down tasting of this newly fashionable region, where he, Alex Hunt MW, and Charles Metcalfe found magnificent vins jaunes fully worthy of their high historical reputation, disappointing reds, and thrilling traditionally made whites

  4. 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Grand, Spectacular, Running Wild

    First published in Issue 43 2014

  5. From Earnest Bud to Exotic Flower

    First published in Issue 44 2014Hugh Johnson charts the development of wine writing since (and before) the days of Harry Waugh.

  6. Dry Alsace, Austrian, and German Riesling: Honors Shared, Preferences Split

    First published in Issue 37 2012Andrew Jefford introduces an exhilarating and revealing tasting that highlighted the advances made over the past several years with dry Riesling, as well as the thrilling range of styles from its greatest European producers. Andreas Larsson and Stephan Reinhardt agreed completely about the quality on show, but each taster had his own favorites

  7. New World Viognier: A Unique Beauty?

    First published in Issue 41 2013Andrew Jefford introduces what was, overall, something of a divisive mixed bag of a tasting for him, Stephen Brook, and Alex Hunt MW-“three old soaks” who love Viognier. But there was at least something for everyone to enjoy, with some very fine offerings on the table

  8. To the Limits of the Possible

    First published in Issue 45 2014This is the most exciting wine I’ve tasted so far this year. Not only that, but it has three siblings, and they, too, are compelling. The quartet seems to redefine the potential of Roussillon’s Agly Valley and lift its level of achievement. Indeed, they seem to me to carry the ideal of terroir further than I’ve tasted it taken before, in the sense, simply, that this is extreme terroir - yet those making the wine have had the courage to allow it limpid expression, despite the almost shocking consequences.

  9. As the Pendulum Swings

    First published in Issue 27 2010More and more winemakers around the world seem to be shifting their style away from the so-called modern phenomenon of recent years and toward something more “traditional”-whatever that means. But the most important thing, now as ever, must always be the quality of the wine made available to the consumer (and not just to the critics)

  10. Chile and Argentina: Red Better Days

    First published in Issue 40 2013Where once they were disfigured by clumsy or overambitious winemaking, the top red wines of South America’s two leading wine-producing countries are now benefiting from a much more sensitive approach, where exuberance and power are carried with poise. Andrew Jefford reports on an exciting tasting he shared with Alex Hunt MW and Jancis Robinson MW

  11. Amontillado: A Draught from Paradise

    First published in Issue 42 2013Jesús Barquín adduces some of the evidence for this Sherry style’s stellar historical reputation, suggests why the wines are sadly underappreciated today, and explains what makes them some of the most complex, exciting, refined, and rewarding wines in the world-a conclusion that fellow tasters Andrew Jefford and Richard Mayson wholeheartedly endorse

  12. The World of Fine Wine 50th Edition Anniversary Dinner

    The World of Fine Wine will be celebrating its 50th issue on Monday 30th November by hosting an exclusive dinner in the heart of London, when The World of Fine Wine will be announcing The Top 50 Tasting Notes ever published in the magazine since it was first launched in 2004.

  13. Unspittably Grand

    First published in Issue 43 2014My aim in these columns has always been to write about wines that I haven’t merely tasted but drunk, too. In many cases, they have been wines that I had bought by the case or half-case, then stored and enjoyed (or not) repeatedly: a long-term relationship, rather than a brief encounter. This is, of course, how you come to know a wine in all intimacy, beyond shadow or surprise.

  14. The World of Fine Wine 50th Edition Anniversary Dinner

    The World of Fine Wine will be celebrating its 50th issue on Monday 30th November by hosting an exclusive dinner in the heart of London, when The World of Fine Wine will be announcing The Top 50 Tasting Notes ever published in the magazine since it was first launched in 2004.

  15. 2006 Northern Rhône Reds: One for the Fans

    First published in Issue 27 2010A two-part tasting of Côte-Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage reveals 2006 to be a vintage tailor-made for aficionados of Northern Rhône reds. John Livingstone-Learmonth lauds these wines’ capacity for mystery and subtlety, with which Gerard Basset MS MW and Simon Field MW concur

  16. Wine of the Month: Our top pick from French Mediterranean Whites

  17. The World of Fine Wine launches its new app

  18. Vintage blanc de blancs champagne a whiter shade of pale

    Tom Stevenson asks what makes a great blanc de blancs and, after sharing an extensive tasting of Vintage wines from 1982 to 2009 with Michael Edwards and Andrew Jefford, concludes with them that greatness comes in many guises— from precocious wines with “an attractive elegance of linear fruit,” to mature splendors with “the gravitas and richness of Corton-Charlemagne”

  19. World's Best Wine List 2015 Announced

  20. Wine of the Month: Our top pick from 2010 Barolo

    In various ways, this was an easy vintage to assess.

Covid-19 Update

The 7th edition of the World’s Best Wine Lists awards will still continue. Anyone who already entered their list will be in the judging process which is not affected by the current Covid-19 crisis, and anyone still wishing to submit their wine list can do so till Friday 17th July. The results will be published as usual by December 2020.

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