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Decanter Retailer of the Year Awards 2018: Shortlist revealed

wines- August 17, 2018 0

Find out which retailers have made the shortlist at this year's Decanter Retailer of the Year Awards... Entries to the Decanter Retailer Awards 2018 have been judged ... Read More

From the archive: Dry Loire Chenin Blanc – panel tasting results

wines- August 16, 2018 0

Our experts praised the diversity and value of these ageable Loire Chenin Blancs, many from the 2015 and 2014 vintages. Read the full report below.Published ... Read More

Comment: Chile could have the ‘world at its feet’

wines- August 16, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford reflects on this year's Decanter World Wine Awards judging and highlights Chile as one nation that he would love to show greater diversity, ... Read More

World’s top food experiences listed by Lonely Planet

wines- August 15, 2018 0

Travel guide experts Lonely Planet have listed the world’s top food experiences, with sampling Pintxos in San Sebastián the number one choice. See which others ... Read More

From the archive: Brunello di Montalcino 2010 panel tasting results

wines- August 14, 2018 0

Rated as one of the top all-time vintages in Montalcino, many unheralded producers did very well in this tasting and some of the wines are ... Read More

Domaine Huet: Profile and tasting report on latest releases

wines- August 13, 2018 0

An exclusive report on Domaine Huet's latest releases, plus tasting notes on several older vintages from this legendary Vouvray estate... Read More

Andrew Jefford: Wine and money

wines- August 13, 2018 0

In the second of his 'August essays' series, Andrew Jefford considers the 'contamination of wine' by money. Off limits? Andrew Jefford considers the implications of ... Read More

Carmignano: Making wine in Chianti’s shadow

wines- August 12, 2018 0

This small, northerly corner of Tuscany has a long, noble history. But can its complex terroirs and the passion of its producers ever lift Carmignano’s ... Read More

Travel: the ultimate New Zealand wine road trip

wines- August 12, 2018 0

Take a 10-day road trip through five of New Zealand's best wine regions on the country's South Island, including Marlborough, Nelson and Central Otago – ... Read More

Off the beaten track: 10 hidden gems in Southern Italy

wines- August 11, 2018 0

There are seriously underrated wines in Italy’s hot south if you know where to look, says Susan Hulme MW, who selects a few examples from ... Read More

Mamba awards 2018: Tasmania sparkles at Australian wine event

wines- August 10, 2018 0

Tasmanian sparkling wine producer The House of Arras was the clear winner at the 13th Mamba Riedel Decanter Awards in the UK. Steven Spurrier tastes ... Read More

Levantine Hill: A new Australian fine wine?

wines- August 10, 2018 0

Sarah Ahmed tastes the latest releases from luxury estate Levantine Hill, an ambitious fine wine project in Australia's Yarra Valley. Levantine Hill. Credit: Levantinehill / ... Read More

Wineries spared worst of record California wildfire

wines- August 9, 2018 0

Wineries have so far been spared the worst of California’s largest recorded wildfire, which has burned through 300,000 acres and destroyed upwards of 100 homes, ... Read More

Where to go in Naxos: A wine lover’s guide

wines- August 9, 2018 0

Ever wondered where the Decanter team go on holiday? Our in-house team recommend where to eat and drink, from their own trips. Decanter managing editor ... Read More

Château Larrivet Haut-Brion: Best of the recent vintages

wines- August 9, 2018 0

Greater precision in the cellar, changes to vineyard make-up and the historical location of Larrivet Haut-Brion, nestled among classified neighbours in Pessac-Léognan, make this estate ... Read More

Le Pergole Torte: One of Italy’s most consistent wines

wines- August 8, 2018 0

A voyage through nearly 40 years of vintages at Montervertine’s estate in April provided confirmation of Le Pergole Torte’s unwavering success, reports as Aldo Fiordelli, ... Read More

Police investigate attack on Cos d’Estournel ‘Zanzibar door’

wines- August 8, 2018 0

A fire that partly damaged the famous ‘Zanzibar door’ entrance of Château Cos d’Estournel in St-Estèphe has been condemned as an ‘odious and criminal action’ ... Read More

French wine harvest to rebound in 2018, say officials

wines- August 7, 2018 0

Mildew is the scourge of the season for some and parts of Bordeaux have been hit by hail, but France's 2018 vintage is still shaping ... Read More

Joël Robuchon interview: Tips for spotting a great restaurant

wines- August 7, 2018 0

Read highlights of a never-before-published conversation with Joël Robuchon, the world-renowned chef who has died aged 73, and Bordeaux châteaux owner Bernard Magrez from their ... Read More

UK spirits boom continues as 39 distilleries launched in 2017

wines- August 7, 2018 0

Thirty nine new distilleries were opened in the UK in 2017, according to UHY Hacker Young accountancy Group. The number of distilleries has increased thanks ... Read More

French wine harvest to rebound in 2018, say officials

wines- August 7, 2018 0

Mildew is the scourge of the season for some and parts of Bordeaux have been hit by hail, but France's 2018 vintage is still shaping ... Read More

Celebrated French chef Joël Robuchon dies

wines- August 6, 2018 0

Joël Robuchon, the world's most Michelin-starred chef, has died aged 73, according to French media reports. Joël Robuchon 1945 - 2018. Credit: Sergi Alexander / ... Read More

Andrew Jefford: The search for purity in wine

wines- August 6, 2018 0

In four short ‘August essays’ published over the next four Mondays, Andrew Jefford considers key wine topics of the moment. First up is the notion ... Read More

Where to go in Carcassonne: A wine lover’s guide

wines- August 5, 2018 0

Ever wondered where the Decanter team go on holiday? Our in-house team recommend where to eat and drink, from their own trips, starting with awards ... Read More

Wine Legend: Pichon Comtesse de Lalande 1982

wines- August 5, 2018 0

Bordeaux's class of 1982 produced several contenders for wine legend status, but this wine in particular makes our hall of fame. Here is why, with ... Read More

From the archive: Refreshingly dry Alsace Riesling 2012 – panel tasting results

wines- August 4, 2018 0

An underrated year like 2012 could mean some value buys, said our experts.Originally published in Decanter magazine's March 2015 issue and now available online in ... Read More

Charles Heidsieck: The original ‘Champagne Charlie’

wines- August 4, 2018 0

Founded by the original Champagne Charlie, Charles Heidsieck has had mixed fortunes through the decades. However, says Christelle Guibert, its fascinating legacy is now matched ... Read More

Top London wine bars as chosen by the experts – updated

wines- August 3, 2018 0

Who better to ask where to wine and dine in London than vinous and culinary experts? These are the London wine bars and restaurants that ... Read More

Comment: Is ‘fear of the unknown’ costing you money?

wines- August 3, 2018 0

Rare doesn't always mean better, writes Hugh Johnson in his latest column for Decanter magazine's September 2018 issue. Vineyards near to Collioure in Roussillon. Credit: ... Read More

Anson: Swiss wines are a celebration of difference

wines- August 2, 2018 0

Most of Switzerland's small landmass may be covered by mountains, but it's still home to thousands of growers who have maintained a resolutely Swiss identity ... Read More