Category: news

Jefford on Monday: Languedoc-Roussillon’s eventful year

wines- November 19, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford wades through the autumn deluges. Overflowing river in Lagrasse, in the Aude area of Languedoc-Roussillon in October 2018. Credit: Idriss Bigou-Gilles / Xinhua ... Read More

Ten exciting Virginia wines to try

wines- November 17, 2018 0

Virginia has cultivated vineyards since 1619, a long history for an American wine region, but the past 20-30 years have seen real development. Here are ... Read More

Bordeaux 1983 versus 1982: Top Left Bank wines re-tasted

wines- November 17, 2018 0

It’s one thing to hold up the 1982 as one of the most iconic vintages of all time. But it’s infinitely more interesting to test ... Read More

Burgundy 2018: A vintage to rival the mythical 1947?

wines- November 16, 2018 0

There are whispers that Burgundy 2018 could become one of the region's all-time great vintages. Tim Atkin MW, Decanter's Burgundy correspondent, reports on the mood ... Read More

Comparing the last five great Bordeaux vintages

wines- November 15, 2018 0

How do 2016, 2015, 2010, 2009 and 2005 stack up against each other in terms of style, character and pricing? Jane Anson draws on fresh ... Read More

Malibu Coast wineries report ‘extensive’ fire damage

wines- November 15, 2018 0

Wildfires outside of Los Angeles have caused serious destruction to winery property and vineyards in the Malibu Coast AVA, according to winemakers, as firefighters across ... Read More

Trump provokes trade reaction with French wine tariffs jibe

wines- November 14, 2018 0

A tweet by US president Donald Trump appearing to threaten a wine trade war with France was met with concern among several merchants and a ... Read More

Cortese: A ‘new’ organic estate to watch in Sicily

wines- November 14, 2018 0

Read a profile of Cortese, a long-running organic wine growing estate in southern Sicily that has been given a new lease of life under fresh ... Read More

‘Prime’ English vineyard sites identified – study

wines- November 12, 2018 0

Thousands of hectares of 'prime' English vineyard sites have been identified by a University of East Anglia team investigating the UK wine industry's resilience to ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: The Echézeaux enigma

wines- November 12, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford tastes mature wines from this puzzling Grand Cru... Echézeaux grand cru vineyards. Credit: age fotostock / Alamy At the beginning of September 2018, ... Read More

Wine your way to Florida

Dr. Elinor Garely- November 10, 2018 0

Yes, I know, wine tourism does not usually highlight the wines of Florida, and most visitors to this state are not crowding the wine tasting ... Read More

Best value Bordeaux 2016 wines: 16 to look for

wines- November 9, 2018 0

Jane Anson picks out several Bordeaux 2016 wines from the Right and Left Banks, including Cru Bourgeois estates, that have the potential to offer particularly ... Read More

Dom Ruinart 2007 re-tasted: How it looks now

wines- November 8, 2018 0

Champagne house Ruinart has launched the latest vintage of its flagship Dom Ruinart, 2007... Dom Ruinart 2007. Credit: Dom Ruinart Dom Ruinart 2007 is a ... Read More

Château de Chambord plants ‘first vines since French Revolution’

wines- November 8, 2018 0

A 16th century French château that looks like something out of a Disney film and has an estate equal to the size of central Paris ... Read More

Beaucastel to harness wind power in 10m euro cellar plan

wines- November 7, 2018 0

Château de Beaucastel of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is set to spend 10 million euros on rebuilding its cellars with an ecological focus, including a project to harness ... Read More

California winery Qupé sold to Vintage Wine Estates

wines- November 6, 2018 0

California winery Qupé, known for its cool-climate wines made from Rhône grape varieties, has been sold to Vintage Wine Estates by Terroir Life for an ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Bordeaux notebook

wines- November 5, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford reports on a trip to Bordeaux, where he explored Latour's underground 'Fort Knox' and discussed some of the current issues for the region, ... Read More

Panel tasting: How good is rising star Terrasses du Larzac?

wines- November 4, 2018 0

One of Languedoc's newest appellations, Terrasses du Larzac, offered a glimpse of future greatness and largely outperformed the more established Minervois La Livinière in this ... Read More

Sarasota! Not Saratoga

Dr. Elinor Garely- November 3, 2018 0

I waited on a very long line to get a cab back to Manhattan from LGA. Naturally, the driver’s first question, “Where to lady?” The ... Read More

Mildew ravages Beaucastel Grenache crop in 2018

wines- November 1, 2018 0

Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape has provided a snapshot of the fight against mildew that many French winemakers have faced in the 2018 growing season, ... Read More

Bordeaux 2016: How Right Bank wines taste now

wines- November 1, 2018 0

It's going to be interesting to compare the progress of the 2016 and 2015 vintages on Bordeaux's Right Bank in the coming years, writes Jane ... Read More

Haut-Brion owner joins elite family wine club

wines- October 31, 2018 0

The owner of Château Haut-Brion, Domaine Clarence Dillon, has become the 12th member of the Primum Familiae Vini, a group of family-owned producers that also ... Read More

Top St-Julien 2016 wines: Re-tasted in bottle

wines- October 31, 2018 0

See Jane Anson's scores for St-Julien 2016 wines, re-tasted in bottle... Barrels at Ch. Leoville Barton, St-Julien. All reviews published online exclusively for Premium subscribers Introduction copy ... Read More

Top St-Estèphe 2016 wines: Re-tasted in the bottle

wines- October 30, 2018 0

'These are wines that you are going to love drinking,' says Jane Anson in her in-bottle report. See the updated ratings below. St-Estèphe wines at ... Read More

Sauternes 2018: No Guiraud and a nerve-shredding harvest

wines- October 30, 2018 0

Château Guiraud has confirmed that it will not make a 'first wine' from the Sauternes 2018 vintage due to hail damage, while other estates in ... Read More

UK Budget 2018: Wine singled out for tax rise

wines- October 30, 2018 0

UK Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced duty tax rises on wine in-line with inflation, but said that duty on beer, spirits and cider would be ... Read More

Top Margaux 2016 wines: Re-tasted in the bottle

wines- October 30, 2018 0

See Jane Anson's tasting notes for the Margaux 2016 wines - re-tasted this month in the bottle... All reviews published online exclusively for Premium subscribers Introduction by ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Exploring the Finger Lakes

wines- October 29, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford canters through America’s ‘Wine Region of the Year’... A view of Keuka Lake and vineyards from Dr Konstantin Frank. Credit: Andrew Jefford Red ... Read More

Bordeaux 1989 vs 1990: Battle of the vintages

wines- October 27, 2018 0

How has one of the greatest vintage double-acts of all time fared over the past three decades? Find out below, following Jane Anson's re-tasting of ... Read More