Category: news

French watchdog details ‘massive’ misuse of Rhône and Châteauneuf names

wines- March 19, 2018 0

French anti-fraud officials have said they uncovered millions of bottles-worth of wine wrongly labelled as from popular Rhône appellations, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape, during a 2017 investigation. ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Schist versus Limestone

wines- March 19, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford attends a breakthrough terroir tasting... 'Argilo Calcaire': Limestone and clay soil in St-Chinian.We might, at last, be getting somewhere. Regular readers may recall ... Read More

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015 preview

wines- March 16, 2018 0

Michaela Morris gets under the bonnet of this highly anticipated vintage of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. See her tasting notes and scores below...The unique Vigna ... Read More

Aldi wines to buy in 2018 – Easter update

wines- March 16, 2018 0

Decanter's tasting team make recommendations from Aldi's wine range... Aldi wines have gone from strength to strength since the launch of the supermarket’s e-commerce wine ... Read More

Conviviality optimistic on funding talks

wines- March 16, 2018 0

Conviviality, one of the largest wine suppliers in the UK, has said it could pursue an 'equity fundraise' as part of efforts to shore up ... Read More

Tasting notes decoded: Beeswax in your wine?

wines- March 16, 2018 0

Get to grips with the some of the more obscure tasting notes used by wine experts, with graphics from Decanter's design team. This week we ... Read More

What to do if your wine cork breaks or crumbles – ask Decanter

wines- March 15, 2018 0

We’ve all been there – a cork has started to crumble away in your bottle of wine. But what should you do next, and can ... Read More

‘Ace of Spades’ Champagne releases Blanc de Blancs magnum

wines- March 15, 2018 0

Armand de Brignac, or the ‘Aces of Spades’ Champagne, owned by American rapper Jay-Z, has launched a magnum format of its new Blanc de Blancs. ... Read More

Anson: Tasting Cru Artisan du Médoc wines

wines- March 15, 2018 0

Jane Anson explores the merits of the Cru Artisan du Médoc label wines and tastes some of the 2015s... Maxime Saint-Martin is the new president ... Read More

Wine Rack owner Conviviality suspends trading

wines- March 14, 2018 0

One of the largest wine distributors in the UK, Conviviality, has been forced to suspend trading on the London stock exchange after discovering an unexpected ... Read More

Michelin restaurant Lympstone Manor to plant vineyard in UK

wines- March 13, 2018 0

Michelin-starred restaurant and hotel Lympstone Manor is to plant a vineyard to produce sparkling wine on its estate. Lympstone Manor, Exmouth Lympstone Manor, which only ... Read More

The three Léovilles of Bordeaux: Full profiles and ratings

wines- March 13, 2018 0

They may have their own identities but this unique trio of châteaux that form the magical Léoville estate in Bordeaux also have much in common. ... Read More

Latour tests new approach with Les Forts 2012 release

wines- March 13, 2018 0

Les Forts de Latour 2012 will be released this month, making it the first wine to go on the market that was produced after the ... Read More

EU wine trade body publishes calorie labelling plan

wines- March 13, 2018 0

A trade body representing thousands of European Union winemakers has proposed providing more nutritional information on wines, but health professionals said plans do not go ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: “Wind, stone …”

wines- March 12, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford feels the blast in Catalonia’s Empordà. Summer in Empordà. Credit: La Vinyeta Through travel comes understanding.  An open mind, of course, is essential, ... Read More

Sparkling wines for Mother’s Day

wines- March 10, 2018 0

It's Mother's Day in the UK on Sunday 11 March, so why not treat your mum - and yourself - to a bottle of something ... Read More

Oregon winery donates US$6 million for new research hub

wines- March 9, 2018 0

Grace and Ken Evenstead, owners of Domaine Serene in Oregon and Château de la Cree in Santenay, have donated US$6 million to a local college ... Read More

Comment: The rise of natural wine

wines- March 9, 2018 0

Natural wine has arguably been the major movement of the 21st Century wine world, and for some it has also become a 'lifetsyle choice', writes ... Read More

Bordeaux 2015: Pessac-Léognan reds re-tasted

wines- March 8, 2018 0

Château Haut-Bailly has made one of its greatest wines from the Bordeaux 2015 vintage, says Jane Anson as part of her review of Pessac-Léognan 2015 ... Read More

Riding Napa’s Silverado Trail: 10 wineries to visit 

wines- March 8, 2018 0

Beat the tourists and plan your next road trip along Napa wine country’s Silverado Trail. See the top 10 wineries to visit en route, selected ... Read More

Anson: Making Bordeaux at ‘the end of the world’

wines- March 8, 2018 0

Jane Anson meets an Australian who is making wine on the edge of Bordeaux's Right Bank... 'Le bout du Monde' today - owned by Château ... Read More

Oscars 2018 menu: Piper-Heidsieck, Coppola wines and 15kg of caviar

wines- March 5, 2018 0

Around 1,500 bottles of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne were served during the Oscars 2018 awards ceremony and Governors Ball, including one cuvée described by critics as a ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Vin Jaune and cousins

wines- March 5, 2018 0

 Andrew Jefford tastes some 2010 Vins Jaunes – and more... Don't miss the 2010 and 2011 vintages in Jura. Credit: CIVJ In last week’s ‘Jefford ... Read More

Meet the four new Masters of Wine

wines- March 5, 2018 0

Four more students have gained entry to the exclusive club, swelling the ranks of Masters of Wine globally to 370. The four new Masters of ... Read More

Is it worth buying Bordeaux third wines? – ask Decanter

wines- March 4, 2018 0

How good are 'third' wines from Bordeaux châteaux? The tower at Château Latour Credit: Benjamin Zingg, Wikipedia Dominic Haig, Brighton, UK asks: I understand some ... Read More

California Cabernet 2014: Panel tasting results

wines- March 3, 2018 0

Our three-strong panel has blind tasted and rated 174 wines from the vintage. Below, Premium members can be among the first to see which wines ... Read More

Wine Legend: Williams Selyem, Summa Vineyard Pinot Noir 1988

wines- March 3, 2018 0

Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame... Wine Legend: Williams Selyem, Summa Vineyard Pinot Noir 1988, Sonoma, California, US Bottles produced 1,296 Composition 100% ... Read More

Don’t forget Spain’s blending heritage, says Pingus owner

wines- March 1, 2018 0

Pingus creator Peter Sisseck has implored fellow winemakers in Spain to remember the 'art of blending' grapes from different locations alongside a more recent trend ... Read More

Anson: Brane-Cantenac steps out of the shadows

wines- March 1, 2018 0

Jane Anson examines some of the changes at Château Brane-Cantenac and tastes a decade of vintages of both the first and second wines. Château Brane-Cantenac ... Read More

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti: Profile and wine ratings

wines- February 28, 2018 0

Burgundy master Clive Coates MW tells you everything that you need to know about Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC), along with historical tasting notes on ... Read More