Wine News 11-18 November

This week’s news is dominated by the sad news that Mike Roberts, co-founder of England’s Ridgeview Wine Estate and chairman of the English Wine Producers, has died. English wine has lost one of its greatest champions, and our thoughts are with his family. Read the tributes from the wine industry in Decanter and on Wine-Searcher.

Wine Spectator has released its top 100 wines of 2014. See the list on Wine Spectator, or read Wine-Searcher’s summary. The short version? Port took top position, and three of the top five spots.

Anthony Hansen MW shared his travel tips for Beaune, a place he’s loved since his student days.

And finally, Fiona Beckett gave her favourite food matches for Carmenère. Some of the matches might surprise you (fish? chillies? asparagus?).

Well, speak of the devil! Is that a bottle of Lascar Carmenère I see before me? To your health!


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