Author: wines

Australian Brown Brothers brand quits ‘unforgiving’ UK market

wines- April 3, 2018 0

Australian wine producer Brown Brothers is to pull its namesake brand out of the UK, describing it as ‘the most unforgiving market in the world’ ... Read More

Jefford On Monday: Georgia – the tasting challenge

wines- April 2, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford tastes his way through the latest that Georgia has to offer.The tradition of qvevri winemaking in Georgia has been recognised by UNESCO's world ... Read More

Ten Sicilian wineries at the top of their game

wines- March 31, 2018 0

Well loved as a holiday destination, this volcanic Mediterranean island is also home to a thriving wine industry that ticks all the authenticity boxes. Stephen ... Read More

Chianti Classico 2013 & 2014 top tiers: Panel tasting results

wines- March 30, 2018 0

New legislation in 2014 introduced a Gran Selezione tier above Riserva. So how did these top levels fare in two contrasting vintages? See this report ... Read More

Poderi Aldo Conterno – Profile and wine reviews

wines- March 30, 2018 0

Made in limited quantities, the Barolos of Aldo Conterno are highly sought-after, with his sons continuing the winemaking philosophy of their father. Stephen Brook explores ... Read More

Wine and Easter lamb – Food matching

wines- March 29, 2018 0

If you're planning to cook the traditional lamb for this Easter Sunday, then here's a selection of wines reviewed by Decanter experts to drink with ... Read More

Château Giscours denies deliberately breaking chaptalisation rules

wines- March 29, 2018 0

Château Giscours in Bordeaux has strongly denied any suggestion that it purposefully broke rules on chaptalisation of wine after learning that French authorities intend to prosecute ... Read More

Top Valpolicella Superiore: Panel tasting results

wines- March 29, 2018 0

Valpolicella Superiore is something of an enigma, often cast in shadow by the more popular Amarone, but it pays to learn producers' house styles. See ... Read More

Anson: Inside Bordeaux’s craft whisky distillery

wines- March 29, 2018 0

Bordeaux has joined the craft whisky trend, reports Jane Anson after meeting the founders of a new distillery and talking a tour of the premises.Bordeaux ... Read More

Bibendum owner Conviviality set to collapse into administration

wines- March 29, 2018 0

Conviviality Plc has said that it intends to place itself into administration and has added that it faces the possibility of being broken up via ... Read More

The Decanter Easter egg hunt

wines- March 29, 2018 0

Can you find all 10 of the concrete eggs that have been craftily hidden in the picture below by Decanter's art editor, Patrick Grabham? Have ... Read More

Third Somm film has all-star cast, says director

wines- March 27, 2018 0 speaks exclusively to director Jason Wise about the third instalment of the ‘Somm’ documentary film series, currently in production and with a possible release ... Read More

Uco Valley winery O Fournier sold

wines- March 26, 2018 0

After eight months of negotiation, O Fournier winery in Argentina has been sold to the Agostino family for an undisclosed amount. The O Fournier Mendoza ... Read More

Plumpton College to partner with Royal Agriculture University

wines- March 26, 2018 0

Plumpton College in Sussex has announced a partnership with the Royal Agriculture University (RAU), in a bit to attract more students to agricultural and land-based ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Georgia – finding its path

wines- March 26, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford returns to Tbilisi and Khakheti.Vineyards in the Kakheti region.It’s been an eventful five years.  My first visit to Georgia, in April 2013, came ... Read More

Domaine Dujac: Profile and wine ratings

wines- March 25, 2018 0

Burgundy master Clive Coates MW tells you everything that you need to know about Domaine Dujac, along with historical tasting notes on wines from top ... Read More

Ten of the best restaurants in Valencia for wine lovers

wines- March 25, 2018 0

Valencia is known as Spain's spiritual home of paella and it draws gourmands from around the world for its fresh food and many wine styles. ... Read More

Brunello di Montalcino 2013: Report and top wines

wines- March 24, 2018 0

Michaela Morris attended the recent tastings in Montalcino to bring you the latest insight into the 2013 vintage. Premium members can view Michaela's tasting notes ... Read More

First taste: Champagne Bollinger RD 2004 release

wines- March 24, 2018 0

The official global launch of Bollinger RD 2004 Champagne took place this week and Decanter’s John Stimpfig was there to taste the latest vintage of ... Read More

China threatens US wine with retaliatory tariffs

wines- March 23, 2018 0

Chinese officials have threatened retaliatory tariffs on American wine shipments, as well as on more than 100 other goods, after US president Donald Trump signed-off ... Read More

‘English Sparkling’ becomes a new lick of paint

wines- March 23, 2018 0

English sparkling wine may have become a top choice for painting the town red, but this year it may also be used to paint the ... Read More

Anson: Vincent Dupuch – Bordeaux Right Bank’s quiet magician

wines- March 22, 2018 0

Jane Anson meets the man with a claim to be Bordeaux's best Right Bank consultant that most people will never have heard of, and leaves ... Read More

Conviviality aims to raise £125m in survival plan

wines- March 22, 2018 0

Under-pressure wine supplier Conviviality has said that it hopes to raise £125 million via an equity placing in order to secure future trading at the ... Read More

Netflix to release Napa-based Wine Country movie

wines- March 21, 2018 0

Streaming service Netflix is to bring out a film called 'Wine Country', set in Napa Valley, which will be the directorial debut from comedian and ... Read More

Robert Haas, Tablas Creek co-founder and wine pioneer, dies in California

wines- March 21, 2018 0

Robert Haas, who co-founded Tablas Creek and pioneered Rhône grape varieties in California after spending decades championing French wines on the American market, has died ... Read More

Comment: ‘Era of billionaire ownership in Burgundy has begun’

wines- March 21, 2018 0

If you’re lucky enough to own your house, when did you buy it? When did the previous owner purchase it? How many owners has it ... Read More

US wine exports fell in 2017 – figures

wines- March 20, 2018 0

The value of US wine exports fell 5.5% to $1.53 billion in 2017, with shipments to the European Union suffering a near-20% revenue slump, according ... Read More

‘Brexit effect’ hit UK Champagne orders in 2017

wines- March 20, 2018 0

Champagne exports to the UK fell by more than 10% in volume in 2017, but the US, Japan and Australia helped to make up the ... Read More

Brexit transition: A bucket list for UK wine lovers

wines- March 20, 2018 0

British wine lovers living in the UK will have more time to try some of the ideas below after the country's government provisionally agreed a ... Read More

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