Jane Anson

Biography
Jane Anson

Jane Anson is Bordeaux correspondent for Decanter, and has lived in the region since 2003. She is author of Bordeaux Legends, a history of the First Growth wines (October 2012 Editions de la Martiniere), the Bordeaux and Southwest France author of The Wine Opus and 1000 Great Wines That Won’t Cost A Fortune (both Dorling Kindersley, 2010 and 2011). Anson is contributing writer of the Michelin Green Guide to the Wine Regions of France (March 2010, Michelin Publications), and writes a monthly wine column for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, where she lived from 1994 to 1997. Winner of Prix Baron Philippe de Rothschild and graduate of DUAD tasting diploma with Bordeaux Institute of Oenology. Accredited wine teacher at the Bordeaux Ecole du Vin, with a Masters in publishing from University College London.

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The silent majority  

The silent majority

COLUMNISTS

09 April 15

[Jane Anson] I started thinking this week that maybe we should lay off the stick a little bit more, and bring out the carrots.

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Bordeaux 2014: First Impressions -  Graves and Pessac-Léognan  

There are two clear stylistic camps for the Bordeaux 2014 vintage in Pessac-Léognan and Graves, writes Jane Anson, who offers her first general impression of the wines before rating them for Decanter.

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First bite  

First bite

COLUMNISTS

12 March 15

[Jane Anson] In theory, the first tranche is the most alluring aspect of the whole system, in fact the very point of its existence for wine lovers; a good price as a reward for paying upfront for bottles that won’t be delivered for two years.

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Between the wires  

Between the wires

COLUMNISTS

24 February 15

[Jane Anson] ‘Pruning is the longest, hardest job of the year,’ says Dider Vallade, chef de culture at Château Angélus in Saint Emilion.

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The disappearing châteaux  

The disappearing châteaux

COLUMNISTS

10 February 15

[Jane Anson] What the UGC doesn't need, it is fair to say, are three of their biggest draws announcing that they are taking their wines out of the communal tastings.

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