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Has a heatwave dented the California 2017 harvest?

wines- September 23, 2017 0

Harvest is well underway in Napa Valley, California, but three days back in early September may prove the defining moment for the vintage, when temperatures ... Read More

Gallery: Best wine photos at Louis Roederer Awards 2017

wines- September 21, 2017 0

See the short-listed shots, and the winner, from the 'artistry of wine' category at this year's Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards. Award-winning wine photography ... Read More

Surprise winners at DAWA 2017

wines- September 21, 2017 0

See surprise winners from the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017, from China to Uruguay. South Africa Platinum Best in Category – Best South African Red ... Read More

Anson: A new Super Tuscan counter culture

wines- September 21, 2017 0

The ground is shifting in Italian wine, says Jane Anson, who predicts the rise of new rebels focused on indigenous varieties and asks what this ... Read More

Wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan loses final appeal

wines- September 21, 2017 0

Notorious wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan, nicknamed 'Dr Conti' for his prolific production of fake DRC wines, has lost what looks set to be a final ... Read More

Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017 winners revealed

wines- September 20, 2017 0

See all the winners of this year's Decanter Asia Wine Awards, including strong performances from Australia, New Zealand, France and several other wine producing countries, ... Read More

DAWA 2017: Chinese Marselan wine scoops top award

wines- September 20, 2017 0

A red wine made from a French variety tipped as China’s potential ‘signature grape’ has won the highest award at the 2017 Decanter Asia Wine ... Read More

Burgundy 2017: When Côte d’Or prayers were answered?

wines- September 20, 2017 0

It's been a rollercoaster, but 2017 could be the biggest overall crop since 2009. Can quantity combine with quality? William Kelley gives his initial view ... Read More

Treasure islands: Five wine regions to visit

wines- September 20, 2017 0

These island wine regions across the Mediterranean and Canaries should still be warm heading into October. Here's five ideas on where to go, plus some ... Read More

Lost wine grape ‘Tardif’ may protect against climate change

wines- September 19, 2017 0

A 'long lost' wine grape has been listed on the official French register amid claims that it could help winemakers to withstand the effects of ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Forward in doubt

wines- September 18, 2017 0

Andrew Jefford joins Gaia Gaja plus dog on a tour of the company’s vineyards – and discovers the Gaja way of thinking en route. Gaia ... Read More

Alcohol in Bordeaux wine: Global warming is no excuse

wines- September 16, 2017 0

It's up to Bordeaux winemakers to curb alcohol in their wines and global warming should not be an excuse for allowing levels to rise too ... Read More

Chateau Musar: New world or Old world?

wines- September 15, 2017 0

Find out what Marc Hochar would class the acclaimed Lebanese winery… Join Marc Hochar at the Landmark Hotel in London as he showcases his family’s ... Read More

Booths wine to try: Decanter’s Supermarket of the Year 2017

wines- September 14, 2017 0

Decanter's UK Supermarket of the Year 2017 has been crowned and the winner is Booths, a much-loved retailer in its northern England heartlands. Here, we ... Read More

Anson: Is English Pinot Noir really getting better?

wines- September 14, 2017 0

Jane Anson goes beyond the recent cache of international awards to see what's been happening on the English Pinot Noir scene, and whether Burgundy should ... Read More

Decanter Retailer of the Year Awards 2017: See the winners

wines- September 13, 2017 0

See which UK supermarkets, wine merchants and independent retailers won prizes in the Decanter Retailer of the Year Awards 2017... Prohibition Wines Decanter Retailer of ... Read More

Winners revealed at Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2017

wines- September 13, 2017 0

See this year's winners of the annual Roederer Awards, announced at the Royal Academy of Arts in London last night (12 September), including another accolade ... Read More

Opus One 2014 flies out of the blocks, say merchants

wines- September 12, 2017 0

Strong early demand for Opus One 2014 has added to signs that the market for top California wines remains buoyant in 2017. Opus One 2013 ... Read More

Brexit pain as wine prices rise further, says trade

wines- September 12, 2017 0

There has been no let-up in the run of price rises on wine since the UK voted to leave the European Union and the pain ... Read More

Hurricane Irma: Rapid response team ‘rescues’ fine wines

wines- September 12, 2017 0

Some Florida residents reportedly made hurried calls to wine removals specialists in an attempt to protect valuable bottles from Hurricane Irma, which has left a ... Read More

First taste: Krug 2004 vintage release

wines- September 12, 2017 0

Michael Edwards was among the first group of journalists in the UK to taste Krug's latest vintage release, the 2004, but was truly wowed by ... Read More

English wine makes up half of UK Government’s cellar purchases

wines- September 11, 2017 0

The UK government has defended its record on English wine by saying that it buys more homegrown wines for its hospitality events than from any ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: The ethnologist in the cellar

wines- September 11, 2017 0

Andrew Jefford visits an ‘artisanal co-operative’ in Languedoc, and learns how it saved its village. Montpeyroux in Languedoc. Credit: Andrew Jefford Co-operatives are such a ... Read More

Back to Burgundy – Film review

wines- September 9, 2017 0

A newly released film in the UK throws the spotlight on family politics and ever-rising land prices in the world of Burgundy wine, wrapped in ... Read More

Hugh Johnson: When in France, drink lesser-known wines

wines- September 9, 2017 0

Why Hugh Johnson goes for wines on the fringes when travelling in France... Why you should explore the fringes in France... Credit: Alchimy restaurant, Gaillac ... Read More

Comment: MW’s warning to the wine trade

wines- September 8, 2017 0

Natasha Hughes MW took to the podium of wine boxes at the Institute of Masters of Wine's ninth international symposium, which gave attendees three minutes ... Read More

Anson: Growing pains for Bordeaux’s Chinese investors?

wines- September 7, 2017 0

Chinese investment in Bordeaux vineyards has continued apace in 2017, yet there’s talk that some buyers are looking to leave. It hasn’t all been plain ... Read More

Would you bake with wine flour?

wines- September 6, 2017 0 speaks to a US company that has started making ‘wine flour’ out of leftover grapes and skins and claims that the finished product retains ... Read More

Bordeaux: Château Phélan Ségur sold to Belgian investor

wines- September 5, 2017 0

Phélan Ségur in Bordeaux's St-Estèphe appellation has been sold by the Gardinier family to a Belgian investor for an undisclosed fee. Château Phélan Ségur is ... Read More

Coravin launches new system for screw cap wines

wines- September 5, 2017 0

A new accessory released by Coravin claims to keep screw cap wines fresh for up to three months once the original seal has been broken. ... Read More