Author: wines

Dom Pérignon cellarmaster Geoffroy to hand over reins in 2019

wines- June 18, 2018 0

Dom Pérignon has announced that its long-standing chef de cave, Richard Geoffroy, will formally hand over to Vincent Chaperon at the end of the year. ... Read More

Brexit and GIs: Erode protected names at your peril, says Andrew Jefford

wines- June 18, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford briefly considers the implications of treating Champagne and other protected terms as simply 'common-name products'. Most mornings, before dawn or after, I tune ... Read More

What is Chianti Rufina? Ask Decanter

wines- June 16, 2018 0

A brief introduction to this high altitude, Chianti DOCG sub-zone. What is Chianti Rùfina? Ask Decanter Chianti Rùfina is one of the smallest DOCG sub-zones ... Read More

Sotheby’s launches ‘instant wine cellar’ service

wines- June 14, 2018 0

Fine wine lovers can buy an instant wine collection and have bottles delivered within 24 hours in New York and Hong Kong as part of ... Read More

The greatest Bordeaux vintages that never were

wines- June 14, 2018 0

How Bordeaux came to embrace the idea of vintage wines. The Mouton Rothschild barrel room. Credit: Decanter The idea of vintage in Bordeaux has been ... Read More

Ridgeview’s latest vintage reveals brand new look

wines- June 12, 2018 0

English sparkling wine producer, Ridgeview, have celebrated the release of their latest vintage under contemporary new branding. See Amy Wislocki’s tasting notes and scores… Ridgeview ... Read More

Top 10 things to see and do at La Cité du Vin

wines- June 12, 2018 0

Since opening in 2016, La Cité du Vin has become a must-visit attraction for tourists in Bordeaux. Sophie Kevany asks director Philippe Massol to select ... Read More

Argentina 2018 vintage: Good news for producers with a return to ‘normality’

wines- June 11, 2018 0

Winemakers in Argentina are celebrating the end of a productive vintage which is refreshingly ‘normal’... Harvest in Lujan. Credit: Amanda Barnes Argentina 2018 vintage: Good ... Read More

Voyager Estate: 40th anniversary tasting

wines- June 11, 2018 0

Sarah Ahmed tastes three mini-verticals from Voyager Estate at their 40th anniversary celebration in London, exclusive to Decanter Premium members.. Voyager Estate Credit: Voyager Estate ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: All change at Capion

wines- June 11, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford salutes a Russian renaissance in the Gassac valley... Harvesting at 'Ch Capion Credit: Ch Capion Jefford on Monday: All change at Capion In ... Read More

David Ramey interview

wines- June 9, 2018 0

With an early career influenced by some of the most respected names in the world of French wine, this classically minded innovator went on to ... Read More

Mumm to launch space Champagne for astronauts

wines- June 8, 2018 0

Mumm Champagne has announced it will be launching a bottle of gravity-defying Champagne, enabling it to be consumed in outer space… For the past three ... Read More

Ten of the best restaurants in Milan for wine lovers

wines- June 8, 2018 0

Known as Italy’s fashion capital, Milan also has a long history of fine food and wine. We asked wine producers from nearby Piedmont where they ... Read More

Château Tour Castillon wine to be aged in English Channel

wines- June 7, 2018 0

Médoc estate Château Tour Castillon are going to immerse some of their 2015 wines in the English Channel. The boat taking the wines. Credit: Tour ... Read More

Producer profile: Château Talbot

wines- June 7, 2018 0

Known among claret lovers for its consistency, Château Talbot has a long history of family ownership. Yohan Castaing discovers how the current owners are combining ... Read More

Anson: Top St-Estèphe 2014 wines

wines- June 7, 2018 0

Jane Anson looks at what's changed in St-Estèphe, and re-tastes 38 wines from 2014 - 'a vintage not to miss'.... Cos d’Estournel Anson: Top St-Estèphe ... Read More

d’Arenberg releases ‘Daddy Long Legs’ wine

wines- June 6, 2018 0

McLaren Vale winery d’Arenberg has released a fortified wine, in the shape of a daddy long legs spider… d’Arenberg releases ‘Daddy Long Legs’ wine Chester ... Read More

Fine wine collector Hardy Rodenstock dies

wines- June 6, 2018 0

Fine wine collector and notorious alleged fraudster Hardy Rodenstock has died at the age of 76 after a long illness, according to reports in the ... Read More

Premium California wines to buy in 2018

wines- June 5, 2018 0

Anne Krebiehl MW picks out 33 exciting Californian wines that impressed her at a recent tasting in London... Sunshine in St James’s Street spelled the ... Read More

30 top Bordeaux wines under £30

wines- June 5, 2018 0

Far from being the exclusive preserve of big spenders, Bordeaux offers a range of great value wines in a variety of different styles. John Stimpfig ... Read More

Auction Napa Valley 2018 raises over US$13 million

wines- June 4, 2018 0

The 38th Auction Napa Valley raised US$13.6 million for local community charities - including some lots going over $1 million each... Charles Krug barrel room ... Read More

Argentina’s wine revolution: the time is ripe for white

wines- June 4, 2018 0

Understandably associated with Malbec, it’s in white wine that Argentina is really making strides, with winemakers across the country now producing a broad variety of ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: “Fine, fresh wines”

wines- June 4, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford takes a close look at Châteauneuf’s other soil type: sand Vineyards at Chateau Rayas in Pignan Credit: Andrew Jefford Back to a theme ... Read More

Expert’s Choice: Red Sancerre

wines- June 3, 2018 0

As well as its famous whites, the Loire is also a source of delightful Pinot Noirs that are worth tracking down. Christelle Guibert recommends her ... Read More

Bordeaux wine styles: 40 years of change

wines- June 2, 2018 0

Since he started writing about Bordeaux in the 1980s, Stephen Brook has witnessed fundamental stylistic shifts in the region’s wines. Here he reflects on the ... Read More

Bordeaux assesses hail damage

wines- June 1, 2018 0

After the ‘unprecedented’ hailstorm in Bordeaux, winemakers look at the potential damage in the vineyards... Hail damage in Côtes de Bourg Credit: Côtes de Bourg ... Read More

Are these Spanish whites in your cellar?

wines- June 1, 2018 0

Top white Rioja can age beautifully. But Spain is home to a surprising – and growing – array of other wine styles that will also ... Read More

Cryptocurrency for wine launches

wines- May 31, 2018 0

A wine producer in Argentina is selling their entire 2018 vintage as a wine-backed crypto asset and has said it will open its books to ... Read More

Napa wine tour: Top hotels and wineries to visit

wines- May 31, 2018 0

Thinking of a trip to wine country this summer? Get the full Napa experience at these newly-opened hotels and wineries to visit… Find the best ... Read More

Anson: Tasting 150 years of Lafite Rothschild wines

wines- May 31, 2018 0

Lafite Rothschild has opened up its entire back catalogue to mark 150 years since Baron James de Rothschild signed the deeds of ownership. Jane Anson ... Read More