Category: news

Cornas pioneer Pierre-Auguste Clape dies

wines- July 19, 2018 0

Pierre-Auguste Clape, a leading figure of the Cornas appellation in northern Rhône, has died at the age of 93. A pioneer for the Cornas region. ... Read More

Anson: Here are the latest Bordeaux vineyard prices

wines- July 19, 2018 0

Vineyard buyouts reached a 25-year high in France in 2017, according to the latest figures from France's land agency. Here is what has been happening ... Read More

UK: Summer heatwave and World Cup boost wine sales

wines- July 18, 2018 0

The longest heatwave for five years and the best England performance in a FIFA World Cup for nearly three decades has led to a surge ... Read More

Montes starts island vineyard in Chiloé

wines- July 18, 2018 0

Chilean winemaker and entrepreneur Aurelio Montes has planted the first vineyard on the Chiloé group of islands in the south of the country. Planting begins ... Read More

First taste: New Henriot Hemera vintage Champagne launched

wines- July 18, 2018 0

Champagne Henriot has launched a new prestige cuvée, Hemera, starting with the 2005 vintage. The new Henriot Hemera 2005. Credit: Henriot Hemera Henriot Hemera, taking ... Read More

Duckhorn to buy Pinot producer Kosta Browne

wines- July 18, 2018 0

Napa Valley's Duckhorn has agreed a deal to buy celebrated California Pinot Noir producer Kosta Browne for an undisclosed fee. Steam being used in the ... Read More

New luxury hotel opens in Champagne

wines- July 17, 2018 0

A new luxury hotel in Champagne - the Royal Champagne Hotel and Spa – has opened its doors for the first time this month. A ... Read More

Henschke: Latest releases & older vintages

wines- July 17, 2018 0

See Henschke's latest releases, plus some older surprises Henschke's famed Hill of Grace vineyard. Credit: This year, Henschke celebrate the 150th anniversary of the ... Read More

Bruno Paillard ‘won’t re-think’ resignation

wines- July 17, 2018 0

Bruno Paillard has said that he does not intend to re-think his decision to resign in protest as the head of a commission set up ... Read More

Lafite offers wine to France’s World Cup winners

wines- July 16, 2018 0

Château Lafite Rothschild has offered up bottles of wine to the French national football team, following their triumph in the FIFA World Cup final in ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: The fullness of wine

wines- July 16, 2018 0

 Andrew Jefford meets the Burgundy and Châteauneuf specialist Mounir Saouma... Vines in Châteauneuf du Pape. Credit: jean-louis zimmermann / Wikipedia “I was born in 1967.  ... Read More

Future wine legends: Decanter 100-point wines

wines- July 15, 2018 0

We've rounded up a selection of wines awarded the full 100 points by our experts. A few older vintages have already featured in our Wine ... Read More

Climate change is biggest risk to World Heritage sites – former UNESCO chief

wines- July 13, 2018 0

The former head of UNESCO has called on the wine industry to support proposals to create a new index that can measure climate change risk ... Read More

English winemakers praise ‘near perfect’ conditions in heatwave

wines- July 13, 2018 0 spoke to English winemakers about this year’s vintage, following the heatwave across the UK… Nyetimber vineyard in Sussex. Credit: Nyetimber Instagram Several English winemakers ... Read More

Signed bottle of 1966 World Cup Champagne to be auctioned

wines- July 13, 2018 0

A bottle of the limited edition 1966 World Cup Champagne, signed by eight members of that year's winning England team, is to go on auction ... Read More

The Bordeaux barometer: Cool vs hot vintages

wines- July 12, 2018 0

As technological advances make it easier to deal with variable weather conditions, Jane Anson assesses the impact of hot and cool vintages in Bordeaux and ... Read More

Tasting Léoville Poyferré wines from 1961 to 2016

wines- July 12, 2018 0

Read an in-depth report on the evolution of this St-Julien estate's style with tasting notes and fresh ratings for more than 25 vintages; published exclusively ... Read More

Best wine waistcoats for the World Cup 2018

wines- July 11, 2018 0

We've searched the web for some of the best wine waistcoats, inspired by England manager Gareth Southgate. England manager Gareth Southgate celebrates as England beat ... Read More

Krug recruits Jools Holland for luxury train ride at £450 a ticket

wines- July 10, 2018 0

Champagne house Krug has launched ‘tracks on tracks’, a luxury train journey serving Krug alongside food from chef Luke Robinson and with musical performances curated ... Read More

Jura in-depth and wines not to miss

wines- July 10, 2018 0

Tucked between Burgundy and the Swiss border, this small area in eastern France is a missing piece of the puzzle for many wine lovers. James ... Read More

France: Fraud probe finds Spanish wine being passed off as French

wines- July 10, 2018 0

An investigation by France's anti-fraud watchdog has found millions of bottles-worth of Spanish wine either being falsely passed off as French or poorly labelled to ... Read More

Top-value red Burgundy: hidden gems in the Côte de Nuits

wines- July 9, 2018 0

The realities of the market now put the best Burgundy Pinot Noir beyond the reach of most wine lovers. But, argues Andy Howard MW, some ... Read More

Obama urges wine industry to collaborate in climate change fight

wines- July 9, 2018 0

Former US president Barack Obama has used a climate change summit in Porto to urge the wine industry to work together more, and called on ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Redressing the balance

wines- July 9, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford reviews professor Alex Maltman’s recently published book, Vineyards, Rocks, & Soils. Calcereous rock and sandy, clay soil in the Pic-St-Loup area of Languedoc. ... Read More

Wine Legend: Moss Wood, Cabernet Sauvignon 1975

wines- July 8, 2018 0

'Considered one of the greatest red wines produced in the region...' Wine Legend: Moss Wood, Cabernet Sauvignon, Wilyabrup, Margaret River 1975 Bottles produced 6,000Composition 100% Cabernet ... Read More

Champagne Grower-producers: the beginning of the end?

wines- July 7, 2018 0

Are our beloved Champagne growers on a path to extinction? A concerned Tyson Stelzer reports... Cuvées produced by grower-producer Gaston Chiquet Credit: Gaston Chiquet Forces ... Read More

First taste: Gaja Barbaresco 2015 release

wines- July 6, 2018 0

Armit Wine has released the latest Gaja Barbaresco in the UK, so here is re-cap on how the wine, and the vintage, has been shaping ... Read More

Hail hits Nuits-St-Georges area in Burgundy

wines- July 6, 2018 0

Hail and heavy rain have caused at least some damage to several vineyards in Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits, mostly in the communes of Prémeaux-Prissey and ... Read More

Great value wines for the weekend under £20

wines- July 6, 2018 0

Refreshing and elegant white Burgundy wines — without the eye-watering price tag... Great value wines under £20 Burgundy is world renowned for the well-rounded elegance and ... Read More

Château de Nalys: Guigal expands into Châteauneuf-du-Pape

wines- July 5, 2018 0

Northern Rhône stalwart Guigal has given Matt Walls a preview of releases from its newly acquired Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate. Premium members can read Matt's exclusive report ... Read More