Category: news

Ornellaia 2015 vintage auction raises £123,000

wines- May 25, 2018 0

An auction of limited edition Ornellaia 2015 wines with special designs by South African artist William Kentridge has raised £123,000 for the Victoria & Albert ... Read More

Prosecco rosé wine moves closer to reality

wines- May 25, 2018 0

Prosecco DOC producers are on the brink of allowing sparkling rosé within their appellation, marrying two of the biggest trends in the wine world. A ... Read More

Top medals at Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 revealed

wines- May 24, 2018 0

Here are the wines that have won the prestigious Best in Show medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018. Full results for DWWA 2018 ... Read More

Smith Haut Lafitte: All the ‘7’s from 1947 to 2017

wines- May 24, 2018 0

It might be known as 'lucky seven' in some bingo halls, but vintage years ending in this number have rarely made life easy for Bordeaux ... Read More

The Luigi Veronelli collection: Italian gems from decades past

wines- May 23, 2018 0

Michaela Morris reports on an exclusive tasting of rare Italian wines from the personal collection of the late journalist Luigi Veronelli...Luigi Veronelli (1926-2004) was a ... Read More

Brexit warning from the Comité Champagne

wines- May 23, 2018 0

The head of the Comité Champagne has warned that houses and growers could feel the effects of a 'difficult 10 years' for the UK economy, ... Read More

Napa Valley wineries head off Brexit with UK name ruling

wines- May 22, 2018 0

Napa Valley will still be a protected name in the UK following Brexit, no matter what happens in negotiations between the country and the EU, ... Read More

Future of wine may include drones and edible bottles, says merchant

wines- May 21, 2018 0

Future wine lovers may be able to eat the bottles as well as drink the contents, after receiving their latest order via drone, suggests a ... Read More

Multi-million dollar d’Arenberg Cube wins top design award

wines- May 21, 2018 0

The Rubik’s Cube-inspired visitor centre in the middle of d’Arenberg’s McLaren Vale vineyards has been awarded one of Australia's highest honours for architectural design.Built to ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Delta wine

wines- May 21, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford discovers Costières de Nîmes... Vines in the 'delta' of Costières de Nîmes.At last: a solution to the vexed identity of the Costières de ... Read More

Pewsey Vale: The original Eden Valley Riesling

wines- May 20, 2018 0

Pewsey Vale celebrate their 170th anniversary this year. Sarah Ahmed tastes some current and museum releases of their dry Eden Valley Rieslings...Pewsey Vale vineyardsPewsey Vale’s ... Read More

Royal Wedding wine: Pol Roger Champagne served

wines- May 19, 2018 0

Pol Roger Champagne has been confirmed as one of the wines served to hundreds of guests at the official lunch reception following the Royal Wedding ... Read More

Spanish wine and tapas pairing guide

wines- May 19, 2018 0

Planning a trip to Spain? Learn how to pair wine and tapas like a local with our expert guide, featuring advice from three of Spain's ... Read More

‘Cru Artisans’ wine classification re-launched in Médoc

wines- May 18, 2018 0

Bordeaux has this week seen the re-launch of a classification designed to give recognition to some of the smaller-scale wine producers beyond the Médoc's more ... Read More

Hugh Johnson: When bottles surprise you

wines- May 18, 2018 0

Hugh Johnson considers those times when your highly anticipated bottles end up a disappointment... ‘Two very prestigious Burgundies failed to light any fires.’ Oenogenius Len ... Read More

Champagne growers hit by violent hailstorm

wines- May 17, 2018 0

Hailstones bigger than golf balls have caused at least some damage to 500 hectares of vines in the Côte des Bar area in the south ... Read More

Bordeaux makes way for Burgundy and whisky at Sotheby’s

wines- May 16, 2018 0

Bordeaux’s share of sales has fallen to a record low at Sotheby’s as consumers, especially in Hong Kong, have switched to Burgundy and whisky, shows ... Read More

Buying wine en primeur: How to approach it

wines- May 14, 2018 0

Colin Hay, a professor of political economy with a special interest in the Place de Bordeaux, considers the different ways of approaching en primeur purchasing, ... Read More

DWWA judge profile: Sandia Chang

wines- May 14, 2018 0

Sandia Chang is a judge at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)Sandia ChangSandia Chang Chef trained at the internationally recognised Culinary Institute of America ... Read More

Pre-French Revolution wines to be sold at auction

wines- May 14, 2018 0

Three bottles of 'vin jaune' from 1774, some of the oldest preserved wines in the world, are to be sold at an auction in Jura ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Weighing up Gimblett Gravels

wines- May 14, 2018 0

 Andrew Jefford reviews progress in Hawke’s Bay’s red-wine hot spot.Gimblett Gravels vineyards in autumn.Three acres to feed one sheep?  It’s not much.  Good-quality lowland pasture ... Read More

Comment: ‘There are two worlds of wine: the fine-wine machine… and then the rest’

wines- May 12, 2018 0

Can we judge the 'two worlds' of wine in the same way, asks Andrew Jefford...Mas EstelaA few months ago, I stood in a steep vineyard ... Read More

Lafleur 2017 ‘oversubscribed’, says UK merchant

wines- May 11, 2018 0

Lafleur 2017 saw strong demand in the first day of release this week after the Pomerol estate emerged as one of the success stories of ... Read More

Rosé wine sales spike over bank holiday heatwave

wines- May 10, 2018 0

UK wine retailers have reported a spike in rosé sales over the May bank holiday weekend, which saw record-breaking temperatures.The heatwave prompted a spike in ... Read More

Anson: What drives people to make wine?

wines- May 10, 2018 0

Whether you have dreams of making your own cuvée, or already spend your days in the cellar, Jane Anson considers the enduring appeal of producing ... Read More

Top Pomerol 2017 wines

wines- May 8, 2018 0

See Jane Anson's most highly rated Pomerol wines following her Bordeaux 2017 en primeur tastings.Harvesting grapes by hand at Château Lafleur in Pomerol.Introduction by Decanter ... Read More

Dom Pérignon to collaborate with rockstar Lenny Kravitz

wines- May 8, 2018 0

Dom Pérignon has announced an upcoming creative collaboration with the American actor and Grammy Award-winning musician, Lenny Kravitz…Dom Pérignon Champagne reworks its image with Grammy ... Read More

Rare ‘mega blossom’ saves Margaret River grapes from birds

wines- May 8, 2018 0

Wine producers in Margaret River have explained how an abundance of a particular tree blossom diverted birds from eating their grapes in the 2018 vintage…Marri ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Mindfulness and wine

wines- May 7, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford asks if the two are incompatible.Tasting wine at a Decanter ‘discovery theatre’ class on Muscat de Rivesaltes. You’ve been to RAW (whose 2018 ... Read More

Hide Above restaurant review: ‘A record-breaking wine list’

wines- May 5, 2018 0

Fiona Beckett dips into the 6,500-bin wine list at the newly opened restaurant venture from the owners of luxury London wine shop, Hedonism, and chef ... Read More