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First taste: Cristal 2008 launched

wines- June 25, 2018 0

The UK launch of Cristal 2008 impressed Michael Edwards... The long awaited Cristal 2008 was previewed earlier this week in one of those sleek Marylebone ... Read More

New Zealand 2017: A vintage recap and whites to try

wines- June 22, 2018 0

Rebecca Gibb MW takes a closer look at a challenging 2017 vintage in New Zealand and picks out 15 whites to try, from Sauvignon Blanc ... Read More

Château Giscours to appeal fraud conviction over chaptalisation

wines- June 22, 2018 0

Château Giscours has said it will appeal against a court ruling that saw the group fined 200,000 euros for illegally chaptalising some of its wine ... Read More

Dom Pérignon 2008 release marks the end of an era

wines- June 21, 2018 0

The latest Dom Pérignon release came with a bit of additional news... The release of Dom Pérignon 2008 in London on 19 June came with ... Read More

Anson: Wetherspoon vs Champagne

wines- June 21, 2018 0

Jane Anson looks at recent comments by Wetherspoon owner Tim Martin as the two-year anniversary of the Brexit referendum approaches, and concludes that his words ... Read More

Bordeaux Château Prieuré Sainte-Anne sold to Belgian investors

wines- June 20, 2018 0

A deal for Château Prieuré Sainte-Anne in Pauillac has countered a trend for Bordeaux estates being sold to buyers outside of the EU. A trio ... Read More

Osteria Francescana reclaims ‘world’s best restaurant’ title

wines- June 20, 2018 0

The 'world's best restaurant' title has returned to Italy. Reporting by Julie Sheppard in Bilbao and Chris Mercer in London. Osteria Francescana is based in ... Read More

Roero 2015 & Riserva 2014: Latest releases

wines- June 19, 2018 0

Stephen Brook takes a look at the latest releases from Roero, including tasting notes & scores... The rolling Roero hills around Canale, with the alps ... Read More

Dom Pérignon cellarmaster Geoffroy to hand over reins in 2019

wines- June 18, 2018 0

Dom Pérignon has announced that its long-standing chef de cave, Richard Geoffroy, will formally hand over to Vincent Chaperon at the end of the year. ... Read More

Brexit and GIs: Erode protected names at your peril, says Andrew Jefford

wines- June 18, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford briefly considers the implications of treating Champagne and other protected terms as simply 'common-name products'. Most mornings, before dawn or after, I tune ... Read More

Top Barolo Riserva 2012 wines

wines- June 16, 2018 0

Stephen Brook takes a look at the latest vintage of Barolo Riserva to be released. Read on for tasting notes and scores... The farmhouse of ... Read More

What is Chianti Rufina? Ask Decanter

wines- June 16, 2018 0

A brief introduction to this high altitude, Chianti DOCG sub-zone. What is Chianti Rùfina? Ask Decanter Chianti Rùfina is one of the smallest DOCG sub-zones ... Read More

Sotheby’s launches ‘instant wine cellar’ service

wines- June 14, 2018 0

Fine wine lovers can buy an instant wine collection and have bottles delivered within 24 hours in New York and Hong Kong as part of ... Read More

The greatest Bordeaux vintages that never were

wines- June 14, 2018 0

How Bordeaux came to embrace the idea of vintage wines. The Mouton Rothschild barrel room. Credit: Decanter The idea of vintage in Bordeaux has been ... Read More

Barbaresco 2015 & Riserva 2013: Latest releases

wines- June 13, 2018 0

Stephen Brook takes a look at the latest releases from Barbaresco, including tasting notes & scores... Asili in Barbaresco. Credit: Released a year ahead ... Read More

Ridgeview’s latest vintage reveals brand new look

wines- June 12, 2018 0

English sparkling wine producer, Ridgeview, have celebrated the release of their latest vintage under contemporary new branding. See Amy Wislocki’s tasting notes and scores… Ridgeview ... Read More

Top 10 things to see and do at La Cité du Vin

wines- June 12, 2018 0

Since opening in 2016, La Cité du Vin has become a must-visit attraction for tourists in Bordeaux. Sophie Kevany asks director Philippe Massol to select ... Read More

Argentina 2018 vintage: Good news for producers with a return to ‘normality’

wines- June 11, 2018 0

Winemakers in Argentina are celebrating the end of a productive vintage which is refreshingly ‘normal’... Harvest in Lujan. Credit: Amanda Barnes Argentina 2018 vintage: Good ... Read More

Voyager Estate: 40th anniversary tasting

wines- June 11, 2018 0

Sarah Ahmed tastes three mini-verticals from Voyager Estate at their 40th anniversary celebration in London, exclusive to Decanter Premium members.. Voyager Estate Credit: Voyager Estate ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: All change at Capion

wines- June 11, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford salutes a Russian renaissance in the Gassac valley... Harvesting at 'Ch Capion Credit: Ch Capion Jefford on Monday: All change at Capion In ... Read More

David Ramey interview

wines- June 9, 2018 0

With an early career influenced by some of the most respected names in the world of French wine, this classically minded innovator went on to ... Read More

Mumm to launch space Champagne for astronauts

wines- June 8, 2018 0

Mumm Champagne has announced it will be launching a bottle of gravity-defying Champagne, enabling it to be consumed in outer space… For the past three ... Read More

Ten of the best restaurants in Milan for wine lovers

wines- June 8, 2018 0

Known as Italy’s fashion capital, Milan also has a long history of fine food and wine. We asked wine producers from nearby Piedmont where they ... Read More

Château Tour Castillon wine to be aged in English Channel

wines- June 7, 2018 0

Médoc estate Château Tour Castillon are going to immerse some of their 2015 wines in the English Channel. The boat taking the wines. Credit: Tour ... Read More

Producer profile: Château Talbot

wines- June 7, 2018 0

Known among claret lovers for its consistency, Château Talbot has a long history of family ownership. Yohan Castaing discovers how the current owners are combining ... Read More

Anson: Top St-Estèphe 2014 wines

wines- June 7, 2018 0

Jane Anson looks at what's changed in St-Estèphe, and re-tastes 38 wines from 2014 - 'a vintage not to miss'.... Cos d’Estournel Anson: Top St-Estèphe ... Read More

d’Arenberg releases ‘Daddy Long Legs’ wine

wines- June 6, 2018 0

McLaren Vale winery d’Arenberg has released a fortified wine, in the shape of a daddy long legs spider… d’Arenberg releases ‘Daddy Long Legs’ wine Chester ... Read More

Fine wine collector Hardy Rodenstock dies

wines- June 6, 2018 0

Fine wine collector and notorious alleged fraudster Hardy Rodenstock has died at the age of 76 after a long illness, according to reports in the ... Read More

Premium California wines to buy in 2018

wines- June 5, 2018 0

Anne Krebiehl MW picks out 33 exciting Californian wines that impressed her at a recent tasting in London... Sunshine in St James’s Street spelled the ... Read More

30 top Bordeaux wines under £30

wines- June 5, 2018 0

Far from being the exclusive preserve of big spenders, Bordeaux offers a range of great value wines in a variety of different styles. John Stimpfig ... Read More