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DRINK: WHAT'S ON THE WINE LIST

This is a pretty good list. Chosen with minimal reliance on big international brands, it has particular strength in the New World and plenty of choice for under pounds 20 - though Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1985 at Ipounds 300 (pounds 250) is probably the best bargain on the list!

Drinking: Summer's shortlist

A FEW weeks ago I sang the praises of the winner (and runner- up) in this year's Glenfiddich Award for Best Drink Book. The Glenfiddichs are not the only big prizes of the drinking-hack's year, and it behooves me to mention two other winners of no less significant a gong. First: Italian Wines 1998 (Slow Food Editore/Grub Street, pounds 15.99), which received Le Prix du Champagne Lanson 1999 Rose Label Award for Annual Guides. If you are as perplexed by the joyful chaos of Italian wines as I am, this is the place to go to. And not a picture in sight - just assessments, ratings, detailed tasting notes and contact details for travelling drinkers.

No jail for `rape drug' husband

A WEALTHY businessman who spiked his wife's wine with the "date- rape drug" Rohypnol in an effort to save his marriage was yesterday placed on probation for two years.

Drink: Cape crusaders

South Africa's black majority are finally getting a stake in the wine industry, with a host of joint ventures. But what's the reality behind the labels?

Richard Ehrlich column

Liquid sunshine

Travel: On the slow but scenic route

Mary Lou Longworth didn't have to travel many miles to make the most of a visit to Burgundy

Words: Experiential, adj.

SHOULD HER Majesty make Chris Woodhead, her Chief Inspector of Schools, stand in the corner? For him, to dally with a sixth- former is "educative and experiential" all round.

EATING OUT: ST.JOHN'S: WHAT'S ON THE WINE LIST

Peter Lehmann Vine Vale Shiraz 1996, pounds 13

Drink: Losing your bottle

Anthony Rose If you are worried about stocking up on millennial Champagne before the rush, don't panic. The industry is well prepared for the biggest party in its history

The wine world's biggest secret

Philipp Blom takes a tour of Austria's vineyards and explains why they are too often overlooked and undervalued

Eating & drinking: Into the grape unknown

ONE OF THE many peculiarities of the wine writer's life is to become inordinately fond of weird wines. By weird I don't mean made from loganberries, or aged in teak incense boxes. I'm talking about wines that depart from the accessible, internationally popular styles that dominate the supermarket shelves. I like Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay as much as the next man, and admire the skill that goes into making it good year after year. But I like tasting something different; something out of the ordinary; something weird, in short.

Wine: Spring loaded

Wines of the month What's in store for April.

Food and Drink: Shipping news

It takes a lot of bottle to succeed as a wine merchant in Northern Ireland - but thanks to the indefatigable McAlindon family, DWS has done it

You're safe with an Alsatian

I KEEP waiting for the world to discover Alsace. This is, of course, just journalistic hyperbole: thousands of wine lovers rank Alsace among their favourite areas. But not enough! Several propositions claim plausibly to explain the neglect, and four, I think, play the lead roles.

Star Of `The Flying Winemakers'

SILHOUETTED AGAINST a dark background with a wine glass to his nose, Hugh Ryman features in the Oxford Wine Companion as "one of the more celebrated flying winemakers".
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