Category: news

Where to buy wine: Decanter Retailer Award winners 2018

wines- September 20, 2018 0

Find out which UK supermarkets, wine merchants and independent retailers won prizes at this year’s Decanter Retailer of the Year Awards... Decanter Retailer of the ... Read More

Bordeaux 2018: How it’s shaping up as harvest begins

wines- September 20, 2018 0

It has been a complicated growing season in Bordeaux in 2018, but many winemakers have been able to banish memories of the devastating 2017 frost ... Read More

From the archive: Australian GSM panel tasting results

wines- September 20, 2018 0

The best wines were terrific, but essentially it was a mixed bag for an evolving style, said our panel of expert tasters after putting around ... Read More

Comment: Saving the heartland of Chilean wine

wines- September 18, 2018 0

How a new generation has been fighting to save some of Chile's oldest vineyards from industrial pine forests and pulp factories. Forest plantations in Chile's ... Read More

Torres opens new Purgatori winery

wines- September 18, 2018 0

Spain's Torres has opened a new winery in DO Costers del Segre to provide a permanent home for its recently launched Purgatori wine. A view ... Read More

UK gin sales and exports exceed £2 billion mark

wines- September 18, 2018 0

Sales of gin in the UK were over £1.6 billion in a year, and combined with exports, was worth more than £2 billion, according to ... Read More

Andrew Jefford: Understanding tension in wine

wines- September 17, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford explores the nature of tension in wine, and its relationship to concepts of energy, precision and focus. Wines lined up at a Decanter-hosted ... Read More

The Decanter interview: Daniel Pi

wines- September 16, 2018 0

Never more comfortable than when breaking the winemaking mould, the Peñaflor veteran is a central figure in the story of Argentina’s wine industry, as Amanda ... Read More

Elin McCoy: ‘What is fine wine, anyway, and what will it be in the future?’

wines- September 15, 2018 0

Elin McCoy explores some of the 'wine world’s unglamorous realities'... On a hot morning in early July, I was deep in discussion at the Fine ... Read More

Maldonado: Discover wines from Uruguay’s coastal region

wines- September 15, 2018 0

The influence of the nearby South Atlantic brings a different accent to the wines of the small but emerging region of Maldonado. Patricio Tapia highlights ... Read More

What is volatile acidity? Ask Decanter

wines- September 14, 2018 0

Why is it in your wine, and is it a bad thing? Does your wine smell of nail varnish? Credit: Nina Assam What is volatile ... Read More

First taste: Seña 2016 vintage released

wines- September 14, 2018 0

This could be the best Seña wine yet, according to Decanter expert Patrico Tapia, who tasted the 2016 vintage to coincide with its release via ... Read More

Jane Anson: The wine maps making waves in Bordeaux

wines- September 13, 2018 0

Our columnist and Bordeaux specialist meets Pierre Le Hong, who is making a name for himself in the region by producing detailed, digital maps of ... Read More

From the archive: Vosne-Romanée 2010 – panel tasting results

wines- September 13, 2018 0

A great vintage and many of these 2010 wines are now in their drinking windows, so we have dived into our archive to bring you ... Read More

First taste: Gosset Grand Blanc de Meunier Champagne

wines- September 12, 2018 0

Gosset has launched its first 100% Pinot Meunier Champagne in the UK, releasing 5,000 bottles, and Decanter expert Michael Edwards was among the first to ... Read More

Médoc Marathon: The race with breaks for wine, steak and ice cream

wines- September 11, 2018 0

What it's like to take part in a marathon where more than 20 'drinks stations' along the route serve classified Bordeaux wines, not to mention ... Read More

Ten of the best restaurants in Santiago, Chile

wines- September 9, 2018 0

Backed by majestic snow-capped mountains, Chile's buzzing capital city offers a huge variety of cuisine and South American wines. See Alistair Cooper MW's top 10 ... Read More

Rising stars: Winemakers to watch in Chile and Argentina

wines- September 9, 2018 0

Meet 10 young men and women who are changing the face of winemaking in Chile and Argentina, and read tasting notes for some of their ... Read More

What is a good ‘birth year wine’ from 2017? – ask Decanter

wines- September 8, 2018 0

Want to mark a year of birth in 2017 with wine? Anthony Rose shares what to buy... The Mouton Rothschild barrel room. Credit: Decanter 2017 ... Read More

Here are 15 Brazilian wines worth seeking out

wines- September 8, 2018 0

Brazil's best wines range from high altitude Syrah and Bordeaux-style reds to sparkling wines and new-wave white wines being made in São Paulo. Getting your ... Read More

US-Colombian billionaire buys stake in Petrus – report

wines- September 7, 2018 0

The owner of Château Petrus has sold a minority stake in the estate to US-Colombian billionaire Alejandro Santo Domingo, according to reports that are sure ... Read More

Decanter appoints Robin McMillan as new MD

wines- September 7, 2018 0

Decanter has announced that Robin McMillan, formerly CEO of The Wine Society, is to be its new managing director. Medal winners from the 2018 Decanter ... Read More

What wine to have with steak? Ask Decanter

wines- September 6, 2018 0

It's a pairing that you want to get right. We speak to Decanter awards judges and experts about pairing wine with steak and discover that ... Read More

Chapel Down to create ‘largest vineyard’ in England

wines- September 6, 2018 0

English wine producer Chapel Down Group plans to create one of the largest vineyards in the UK in an effort to satisfy anticipated demand over ... Read More

Anson: How Nicolas Jaboulet started again in the Rhône

wines- September 6, 2018 0

Jane Anson speaks exclusively to Nicolas Jaboulet about how he started afresh in the region with so much history for his family, with tasting notes ... Read More

Catena Zapata to sell top wines via Place de Bordeaux

wines- September 5, 2018 0

Bodega Catena Zapata in Argentina has said that two of its top wines will be represented across Europe and Asia by 10 Bordeaux merchant houses, ... Read More

Time to try South American sparkling wine

wines- September 5, 2018 0

The sparkling wine scene in South America is currently booming. Alejandro Iglesias finds out what’s driving it and recommends bottles from the leading names in ... Read More

Zoilo restaurant: A taste of Argentina in London – Review

wines- September 5, 2018 0

Steak that melts in the mouth and an all-Argentinian wine list; Julie Sheppard gives her verdict on Zoilo in Marylebone. For lovers of steak, wine ... Read More

Chilean Sauvignon Blanc panel tasting – ‘Tread carefully’

wines- September 4, 2018 0

Chile's Sauvignon Blanc producers had a tough time in the 2017 vintage and it showed in this tasting, said our experts. Yet 10 wines from ... Read More