Author: wines

American couple take on Burgundy’s Clos de la Commaraine

wines- November 17, 2017 0

Two American investors have taken on the running of Clos de la Commaraine, the premier cru vineyard and property in Burgundy’s Pommard appellation. The estate ... Read More

Napa Valley Quiz – Test your knowledge

wines- November 17, 2017 0

How well do you know California's most renowned wine region, the Napa Valley? Are you a collector of the highly crafted Cabernets, or have you ... Read More

How to match wine with truffle recipes

wines- November 16, 2017 0

Looking for a wine to go with truffle risotto or another truffle-based dish this winter? We bring you the expert advice on what to look ... Read More

Lafite chairman and CEO announce generational handover

wines- November 16, 2017 0

Château Lafite Rothschild, the Pauillac first growth, and its parent company DBR (Lafite) have announced a major generational shift in management. The DBR (Lafite) team. ... Read More

Anson: Tasting historic Lynch-Bages wines

wines- November 16, 2017 0

Jane Anson reports on an extraordinary tasting of aged Lynch-Bages wines in Bordeaux and includes plenty of tales from the Cazes family that has owned ... Read More

Judgement of Paris legend Warren Winiarski makes California hall of fame

wines- November 15, 2017 0

One of the people responsible for up-and-coming American wines beating the best of France at the 1976 Judgement of Paris tasting has been inducted into ... Read More

Minimum alcohol pricing can go ahead, court rules

wines- November 15, 2017 0

European wine and spirits producers have lost their long-running legal challenge against minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland after the UK's Supreme Court ruled that the ... Read More

World’s oldest wine comes from Georgia – New research

wines- November 14, 2017 0

Georgia has enhanced its claim as the cradle of winemaking after new research showed it contains the oldest known evidence of wine culture, dating back ... Read More

Château Margaux 2015 comes in commemorative bottle

wines- November 14, 2017 0

Château Margaux will release its 2015 vintage in a limited edition bottle to commemorate Paul Pontallier, who died last year after more than two decades ... Read More

DAWA winners showcase at ProWine China 2017 in Shanghai

wines- November 13, 2017 0

Over 40 award-winning wines from DAWA 2017 will be presented at ProWine China Shanghai this year. Decanter will showcase 38 DAWA 2017 winning wines at ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: The good and the right

wines- November 13, 2017 0

Andrew Jefford considers the significance of comfort zones in wine appreciation. Wines ready and waiting for guests at the Isole e Olena masterclass at the ... Read More

President Xi serves up Chinese wine for Trump dinner

wines- November 10, 2017 0

China's Xi Jinping served a selection of Chinese wines to Donald Trump during their meeting in Beijing, as the pair struck a conciliatory tone with ... Read More

Bordeaux 2015: How it looks in the bottle – Part One

wines- November 10, 2017 0

Jane Anson re-tastes the Bordeaux 2015 vintage now that it's been bottled and finds there's plenty of good options at Cru Bourgeois level and the ... Read More

Italian cooking maestro Antonio Carluccio dies

wines- November 9, 2017 0

Antonio Carluccio, who grew up in Piedmont and spent time as a wine importer before becoming better known as 'the godfather of Italian cooking' in ... Read More

Anson: Reprieve for creator of long-lost Bordeaux wine

wines- November 9, 2017 0

Jane Anson interviews the man at the centre of one of Bordeaux wine's more controversial stories. Liber Pater wine Credit: Liber-Pater Wine We have been ... Read More

Barolo Chinato: Christmas after-dinner drinks sorted? – Ask Decanter

wines- November 8, 2017 0

We explain a bit more about this curious after-dinner drink from Italy's Piedmont region. Will it be making an appearance on your Christmas Day menu? ... Read More

Eighteen new Masters of Wine sworn in

wines- November 8, 2017 0

The Institute of Masters of Wine has welcomed 18 new members into the exclusive club at its annual awards ceremony. There are now 369 MWs ... Read More

The Walking Dead wines launched in time for new season

wines- November 7, 2017 0

Television network AMC has launched 'The Walking Dead' wines in partnership with Lot18 in what now appears an established path in the world of brand ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Talent under the cosh

wines- November 6, 2017 0

Two tough hail years are testing Beaujolais’ new stars, as Andrew Jefford reports below. Autumnal vines under brooding skies in Brouilly. Credit: Andrew Jefford I ... Read More

First taste: New Cristal Vinothèque Champagnes

wines- November 3, 2017 0

Louis Roederer is to release a new, further aged expression of its luxury Cristal Champagne, named Vinothèque, and Decanter's John Stimpfig was one of the ... Read More

Rare Scotch whisky at eight thousand pounds-a-dram is fake

wines- November 2, 2017 0

A bottle of Macallan 1878 Scotch whisky has been confirmed as a fake after a Chinese tourist paid nearly £8,000 for a single dram in ... Read More

Anson: Tasting 100 years of wine at Bordeaux’s Château Le Puy

wines- November 2, 2017 0

This is surely one of Bordeaux's most overlooked wine estates, writes Jane Anson after tasting vintages spanning the past century at Château Le Puy, owned ... Read More

China: How the Ningxia 2017 harvest is looking

wines- November 1, 2017 0

Wines from the 2017 harvest in China's premier winemaking region look set to be fresher and slightly lower in alcohol than last year, but some ... Read More

Zero emissions winery possible in 15 years, says Torres

wines- October 31, 2017 0

Spanish winemaker Miguel Torres Snr has said that wineries must aim to be carbon neutral and that he is looking at ways to re-use carbon ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: The Georgia Connection

wines- October 30, 2017 0

Andrew Jefford talks to Professor Patrick McGovern about Neolithic wine-drinking habits – and more... Bordeaux's Cité du Vin: A cathedral for wine drinkers. Credit: Andrew ... Read More

Clos de Tart sold to Latour owner Pinault

wines- October 27, 2017 0

Château Latour owner Francois Pinault has acquired renowned Burgundy winery Clos de Tart via his family-held investment company for an undisclosed fee. Clos de Tart ... Read More

Loire 2017 harvest shows mixed fortunes after frost

wines- October 27, 2017 0

There has been a stark contrast in fortunes across the Loire in 2017, with spring frost hitting some areas much harder than others, but an ... Read More

Decanter Premium launches with exclusive fine wine ratings

wines- October 26, 2017 0

This week sees the online launch of our Decanter Premium membership offer, bringing you regular and exclusive ratings and tastings on hundreds of fine wines for your ... Read More

Anson: Going biodynamic in Ningxia

wines- October 26, 2017 0

Jane Anson discovered a different side of China's fledgling fine wine region during a visit this month. Arôme, a biodynamically farmed Ningxia wine made from ... Read More

Amazon Wine to close by end of year – reports

wines- October 24, 2017 0

Online retailer Amazon has announced it will be closing it’s Amazon Wine section at the end of 2017 – but it will still be possible ... Read More