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Welcome to Jane Clare’s wine blog. Here you’ll find her latest drinks’ recommendations, and stories about the wine places and wine people Jane has discovered.

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What’s going on in Jane’s world  … check out the latest blogs and drinks’ columns

Wine in cans: They could be the future, as I look back to the past!

I’m moving to March 2021 with a look back on my wine life in this New Year review. At the beginning of the year, winetasting

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Purato wines: When I “met” Italian winemaker Stefano Girelli

My “wine life review” of 2021 continues! Here I reflect on a Zoom call with winery owner and “sustainable” wines advocate Stefano Girelli from Purato

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New Zealand syrah: A February masterclass in my New Year review

Here I am then, continuing my reflections of 2021 as a New Year begins – and this exploration of New Zealand syrah wines is a

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Ginuary 2021: My New Year review continues with nine gins

Ginuary 2021 … ah, one of my favourite themes. There’s nothing scientific in this, my review of my 2021 columns and drinks’ related life. In

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Mâconnais wines: Which Burgundy villages can put their names on labels?

The Wine Time feature is published in the Lancashire Post, the Blackpool Gazette and other regional newspapers in Lancashire  … I discover the 27 villages

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Tesco red wines: Three wines new in store in autumn 2021

The Raise a Glass feature is published in several regional newspapers …  I tried three Tesco red wines  from the retailer’s  Autumn Winter range It’s

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Bonterra Organic Cabernet Sauvignon and when I forgot Organic September

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week in several regional newspapers … here’s one when I forgot about Organic September but I still

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Wines from the Loire Valley: The names of the wine regions and some of the wines they’re famous for

The Wine Time feature is published in the Lancashire Post, the Blackpool Gazette and other regional newspapers in Lancashire  … here’s when my thoughts turned

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