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Cos d’Estournel to launch luxury ‘COS100’ wine

wines- January 17, 2018 0

Bordeaux second growth Château Cos d'Estournel is set to release a new cuvée this year. The new COS100 from the Bordeaux 2015 vintage. Credit: Cos d'Estournel ... Read More

The risk-takers: The realities of buying a vineyard

wines- January 16, 2018 0

Giving up the daily grind to make wine in idyllic surroundings sounds like living the dream, but what are the realities? Anne Krebiehl MW meets ... Read More

Vegan trend raises questions for wine

wines- January 16, 2018 0

Veganism is going mainstream and early signs suggest that wine could be one of the focal points for debate in 2018. The UK’s Co-op retailer ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: To cru or not to cru

wines- January 15, 2018 0

Priorat is going for it; Sancerre is holding back. Andrew Jefford considers the two approaches. Vineyards in Priorat, where winemakers are mapping out a new ... Read More

Pape Clement owner Bernard Magrez attacked at home

wines- January 12, 2018 0

Bernard Magrez, owner of several classified Bordeaux wine estates, has been attacked at his home but was physically unhurt and managed to untie himself and ... Read More

Coravin goes automatic with Model Eleven

wines- January 12, 2018 0

Coravin is planning to release an automated version of its wine preservation gadget together with an app that can match wines with music. Coravin Model ... Read More

Anson: The women who shaped Bordeaux

wines- January 11, 2018 0

Jane Anson looks at the central role played by women throughout the history of Bordeaux wine and identifies a few key figures. Château Haut-Brion. Nothing ... Read More

Tasting Gallica: Elegant Napa Cabernet

wines- January 10, 2018 0

Tina Gellie takes a look at Gallica, a personal project of former Spottswoode winemaker Rosemary Cakebread. Designs for Gallica wine labels were inspired by Japanese ... Read More

Decanter team New Year’s wine resolutions

wines- January 10, 2018 0

Have you dropped your New Year's resolutions yet? See the wine goals that several Decanter team members have set for themselves for 2018, from 'drinking ... Read More

Majestic Wine Christmas sales rise

wines- January 9, 2018 0

Majestic Wine has reported a sales rise in the key Christmas period, but sales grew at a slower pace than last year in another sign ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Trouble with bottles

wines- January 8, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford weighs up an alternative to glass... Garçon Wines plastic wine bottle. Jefford on Monday: Trouble with bottles Back in October, a scientifically minded, ... Read More

WIN two Italy Fine Wine Encounter 2018 tickets!

wines- January 5, 2018 0

Find out how you could be in with a chance of winning tickets worth over £100 Attending the 2018 Spain & Portugal Fine Wine Encounter? ... Read More

Plans begin to rebuild Signorello

wines- January 4, 2018 0

The owners of Signorello Estate in Napa Valley have started plans for rebuilding after the winery was destroyed in the California fires in September. Signorello ... Read More

Anson: 30 years of Pessac Léognan

wines- January 4, 2018 0

Jane Anson reports from the 30th anniversary tasting of Pessac Léognan at Latour Martillac... Harvest at Château Carbonnieux Credit: JBN/SCOPE-IMAGE / Alamy Stock Photo Anson: ... Read More

Get under the skin of a region and test your taste buds

wines- January 3, 2018 0

Want to improve your wine knowledge this year, but not quite sure where to start?Here are a few reasons why Decanter’s Discovery Theatres are the ... Read More

Auction highlights: The most expensive wine lots of 2017

wines- January 3, 2018 0

Can you guess which bottles ranked as some of 2017’s highest selling fine wines at auction? Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses reveal their top wine ... Read More

WSET Chief Executive awarded in New Year’s Honours

wines- January 2, 2018 0

Ian Harris, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), has been awarded Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Wineism – towards a political philosophy of wine

wines- January 1, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford takes his cue for 2018 from the bottles... Torres Mas La Plana vineyard, Penedes In mid-December last year, I received a letter from ... Read More

Jane Anson’s top 10 ‘affordable’ Bordeaux wines

wines- December 28, 2017 0

Jane Anson gives her insider tips on where to find good wines at relatively low prices across Bordeaux. Where to find good value in Bordeaux. ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Lessons from the laureate

wines- December 25, 2017 0

Andrew Jefford looks at winemaking lessons from one writer’s work. Kazuo Ishiguro addresses the Nobel Prize ceremony audience in Stockholm. Credit: Dan Lepp / © ... Read More

What the Decanter team is eating and drinking this Christmas

wines- December 24, 2017 0

Here is what several of our editorial and tasting team members will be eating and drinking on Christmas Day. Breakfast Ellie Douglas, Digital editorial After ... Read More

Best Burgundy 2016 wines: The top scorers

wines- December 22, 2017 0

See Burgundy 2016 wines rated above 95 points by William Kelley, following extensive tasting in the region ahead of the coming en primeur campaign by ... Read More

Jane Anson’s top fine wines of 2017

wines- December 21, 2017 0

See which wines tasted by Jane Anson in 2017 have made her end-of-year list. Intro by staff Jane Anson has had the slightly enviable ... Read More

Mature Rhône from the cellar for Christmas

wines- December 20, 2017 0

Matt Walls explains why we should be drinking mature wines this winter, and picks out 10 shining examples from the Rhône. Do you have any ... Read More

Château Haut-Bailly owner Bob Wilmers dies

wines- December 18, 2017 0

Bob Wilmers, the American owner of Château Haut-Bailly in Bordeaux, has died aged 83. Bob Wilmers (right) receives his 'officer' medal from Bordeaux mayor Alain ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Sancerre and friends

wines- December 18, 2017 0

Andrew Jefford makes sense of the Central Loire. Sancerre vines during autumn. Credit: Andrew Jefford The light was beginning to fade into a gloomy November ... Read More

Top Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016 wines for the cellar

wines- December 15, 2017 0

Wines from the the Southern Rhône 2016 should have the ability to live long in the cellar, so here are the top wines rated by ... Read More

Bernard Magrez buys Château Le Sartre

wines- December 15, 2017 0

Multi-millionaire Bernard Magrez has confirmed that he has bought Château Le Sartre in Bordeaux's Pessac-Léognan. Le Sartre. Credit: Pessac-Léognan wine union Magrez is already the ... Read More

Anson: St-Emilion’s year of deals

wines- December 14, 2017 0

Jane Anson's looks at the rush of estate sales in St-Emilion in 2017 and examines what has been happening... Merlot vines in St-Emilion, basking in ... Read More

Naples Winter Wine auction 2018 offers Moët Chinese winery trip

wines- December 12, 2017 0

Bidders at the upcoming Naples Winter Wine Festival 2018 auction will get a rare opportunity to buy a glimpse inside Moët Hennessy's mountainous Shangri-La winery ... Read More