Author: wines

Summer red wines to drink chilled

wines- August 2, 2018 0

Drinking red wines slightly chilled can be a great alternative to crisp whites or rosés during the summer months and, while you might think twice ... Read More

New names to know on the Napa wine scene

wines- August 1, 2018 0

Here are eight up-and-coming winemaking projects in Napa Valley that we believe deserve your attention, plus tasting notes on the wines, in this in-depth report ... Read More

‘Blue wine’ trend grows as Vindigo sold in France

wines- August 1, 2018 0

A 'blue wine' named Vindigo has gone on sale in France. Vindigo blue wine Credit: Vindigo Facebook Vindigo is produced at Bodegas Perfer, in Spain’s Almeria ... Read More

Great white Rioja wines for summer

wines- August 1, 2018 0

White Rioja has transformed its image from tired and flabby to complex and textured, says Sarah Jane Evans MW, here recommending her favourite wines to ... Read More

Judgement of Paris star Winiarski donates $3m to wine library

wines- July 31, 2018 0

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars founder Warren Winiarski has pledged US$3.3m to help maintain and improve the world-leading collection of wine writing at the library of ... Read More

Top 30 Californian white wines for summer

wines- July 30, 2018 0

There's a new wave of quality coming out of the Golden State, enthuses Ronan Sayburn MS, who has selected 30 of the best classic and ... Read More

White wine emoji campaign gathers pace

wines- July 30, 2018 0

US winery Kendall-Jackson has thrown its weight behind calls for a white wine emoji, submitting a 15-page proposal for review by authorities. Do you want ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Torres and the existential struggle

wines- July 30, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford finds a company in constant reinvention... Spirit of renewal: Young vines planted by Torres at 750 metres above sea level on llicorella soils. ... Read More

Cinsault: It’s not just a backing singer

wines- July 29, 2018 0

Regarded for decades as simply a useful blending grape, is hardy Cinsault finding favour again? Alistair Cooper MW feels its wines are deserving of a ... Read More

Top Loire Cabernet Franc: Panel tasting results

wines- July 28, 2018 0

Cabernet Franc from the Loire is often good value and doesn't only come in a light, fruity style. Read this report on 53 wines tasted ... Read More

Beyond Sauvignon: Top New Zealand white wines – Panel tasting results

wines- July 27, 2018 0

Sauvignon Blanc reigns supreme and Chardonnay is well established, but an exciting range of other white grape varieties is taking root in NZ, reports Rebecca ... Read More

Sir Ian Botham launches new wine range

wines- July 27, 2018 0

Former England cricket star Sir Ian Botham OBE has launched a new range of Australian wines and said that there will be more to come ... Read More

Peak Prosecco? Don’t be so sure, says Bisol president

wines- July 27, 2018 0

There is still plenty of scope to promote the quality image of the best Prosecco wines, according to Bisol's management team, which has revamped its ... Read More

Best Lidl wines to try this summer

wines- July 26, 2018 0

Decanter's tasting team recommends great value wines to buy from Lidl after tasting the retailer's latest summer range... See Amy Wislocki’s pick of the best Lidl ... Read More

Burgundy grand cru vineyard prices double in 10 years – figures

wines- July 26, 2018 0

A single hectare of a Burgundy grand cru vineyard could have cost up to 14 million euros last year, according to the latest report from ... Read More

Comparing Cos d’Estournel wines: 2000 to 2016

wines- July 26, 2018 0

Jane Anson reports on the second growth's evolution in style and provides fresh tasting notes on wines going back to the Bordeaux 2000 vintage - ... Read More

Coppola’s Inglenook signs deal with Bordeaux merchants

wines- July 25, 2018 0

Francis Ford Coppola has decided to give international distribution rights for his Inglenook Napa wines to three Bordeaux négociants. Bordeaux's Place de la Bourse. Credit: ... Read More

Pichon Baron owner buys Outpost Wines in Napa Valley

wines- July 24, 2018 0

The owner of Château Pichon Baron, AXA Millésimes, has made its first foray into Napa Valley with a deal to buy Outpost Wines for an ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Burgundy’s great question

wines- July 23, 2018 0

 ... and Andrew Jefford asks it (eventually)... Clos Vougeot with Musigny, Grands Echézeaux and Echézeaux behind. Credit: Andrew Jefford A word of advice, first: if ... Read More

Steven Spurrier: Fine wines for the cellar and dinner table

wines- July 22, 2018 0

Decanter’s long-standing consultant editor reports on a re-visiting of the fabled Judgement of Paris, as well as recommending fine wines for drinking now and others ... Read More

Bordeaux châteaux test algae to fight mildew

wines- July 21, 2018 0

Tests at 10 vineyards in Bordeaux and Cognac aim to discover whether wine producers could use algae from the Atlantic ocean to prevent fungal infections ... Read More

Château Beychevelle: New ratings and why it’s one to watch

wines- July 21, 2018 0

A quiet revolution has taken place at this St-Julien fourth growth, reports Jane Anson, who recently tasted a decade of its vintages. Premium members can ... Read More

Cornas pioneer Pierre-Auguste Clape dies

wines- July 19, 2018 0

Pierre-Auguste Clape, a leading figure of the Cornas appellation in northern Rhône, has died at the age of 93. A pioneer for the Cornas region. ... Read More

Anson: Here are the latest Bordeaux vineyard prices

wines- July 19, 2018 0

Vineyard buyouts reached a 25-year high in France in 2017, according to the latest figures from France's land agency. Here is what has been happening ... Read More

UK: Summer heatwave and World Cup boost wine sales

wines- July 18, 2018 0

The longest heatwave for five years and the best England performance in a FIFA World Cup for nearly three decades has led to a surge ... Read More

Montes starts island vineyard in Chiloé

wines- July 18, 2018 0

Chilean winemaker and entrepreneur Aurelio Montes has planted the first vineyard on the Chiloé group of islands in the south of the country. Planting begins ... Read More

First taste: New Henriot Hemera vintage Champagne launched

wines- July 18, 2018 0

Champagne Henriot has launched a new prestige cuvée, Hemera, starting with the 2005 vintage. The new Henriot Hemera 2005. Credit: Henriot Hemera Henriot Hemera, taking ... Read More

Duckhorn to buy Pinot producer Kosta Browne

wines- July 18, 2018 0

Napa Valley's Duckhorn has agreed a deal to buy celebrated California Pinot Noir producer Kosta Browne for an undisclosed fee. Steam being used in the ... Read More

New luxury hotel opens in Champagne

wines- July 17, 2018 0

A new luxury hotel in Champagne - the Royal Champagne Hotel and Spa – has opened its doors for the first time this month. A ... Read More

Henschke: Latest releases & older vintages

wines- July 17, 2018 0

See Henschke's latest releases, plus some older surprises Henschke's famed Hill of Grace vineyard. Credit: This year, Henschke celebrate the 150th anniversary of the ... Read More