Author: wines

Jefford on Monday: English wine – Look east

wines- December 3, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford hails the insights of a new climate study for future UK plantings... The vineyards at Simpsons Wine Estate, in Kent. Credit: Ellie Douglas/ ... Read More

Wine Legend: Szepsy, Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos 1999

wines- December 2, 2018 0

An 'amazingly persistent' wine.... Credit: Mike Prior / Decanter. With thanks to Top Selection Wines & Spirits ( for the loan of the bottle Wine ... Read More

Panel tasting: Best Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadenes

wines- December 1, 2018 0

The quality came through in consistent scores, found our judges. Andy Howard MW reports on the tasting... There were very few disappointments in this interesting ... Read More

What are the latest trends for Chinese wine consumers – report

wines- November 30, 2018 0

This first market report from the ProWine China trade forum held earlier this month looks at the preferred wine flavour profiles for Chinese consumers and ... Read More

Macallan 1926 whisky sets new world record at auction – Christie’s

wines- November 29, 2018 0

A single bottle of The Macallan 60 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky has set a new world record at auction after selling for £1.2 ... Read More

Producer profile: Dom Pérignon Champagne

wines- November 29, 2018 0

Read our profile on Dom Pérignon and see tasting notes and scores from Decanter's experts... Dom Pérignon is owned by Moët & Chandon, although it's considered ... Read More

Anson: Why slow fermentation pays off…

wines- November 29, 2018 0

If you try a single new Sonoma Chardonnay this year, then how about one fermented with wild yeast for a full 12 months? Jane Anson ... Read More

Monferrato Nebbiolo DOC set to become reality

wines- November 28, 2018 0

Many wineries have expressed interest in taking advantage of new rules that will allow Monferrato DOC producers in Piedmont to specify Nebbiolo or Nebbiolo Superiore ... Read More

Wine to be ‘overstocked’ in the UK ahead of Brexit

wines- November 27, 2018 0

Concerns over the Brexit trade deal on both sides of the channel means that wine is being stockpiled ahead of the UK officially leaving the ... Read More

Best Veneto wines: Expert picks

wines- November 26, 2018 0

Decanter's tastings team picks out some top wines from this important Italian region, the home of Prosecco, Soave, Valpolicella and more. With an introduction by ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Ontario’s wild ride

wines- November 26, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford returns to the Niagara Escarpment... The vineyards at Stratus Credit: Jefford on Monday: Ontario’s wild ride Human beings love to simplify. All ... Read More

Ten great restaurants in LA for wine lovers

wines- November 24, 2018 0

Surrounded by a region of wineries, farmland and seafood, it’s easy to see why Los Angeles is almost as famous for its fine dining as ... Read More

Quinta do Noval Port: A look back in time

wines- November 24, 2018 0

Richard Mayson recently tasted a range of Noval's Ports, including several vintages of the renowned Nacional, and pre-war colheitas... A worker during the 2016 Touriga ... Read More

Top wines to try from Alto Adige

wines- November 23, 2018 0

Exciting wines to seek out from this pocket of northern Italy, plus producers to watch... Alto Adige is one of the smallest winegrowing regions in ... Read More

UK government consumption of English and Welsh wine increases

wines- November 22, 2018 0

The UK government has continued to ramp up its purchase and consumption of English and Welsh wine, which made up 57% of the wine drunk ... Read More

Understanding Pauillac through the 2015 vintage

wines- November 22, 2018 0

Jane Anson revisits the 'hugely acclaimed' 2015 vintage in Pauillac, tasting a total of 32 wines, both grand vins and their second labels... 2015 was ... Read More

New coastal vineyard in Argentina planted at more than 45° South

wines- November 21, 2018 0

Bahía Bustamante in Argentina is best known for whale-watching, penguins and seaweed farming, but it could also one day be known for wine as Argentina’s ... Read More

Wine with Christmas turkey – Food pairing

wines- November 21, 2018 0

Tannin is the enemy, argues Decanter's Harry Fawkes. Here's his guide to wine with Christmas turkey and all the trimmings. Updated with new wine recommendations. ... Read More

What are the best Lidl wines to buy for Christmas?

wines- November 21, 2018 0

Decanter's tastings team highlight the best wines from the Lidl range this winter... Scroll down for Decanter’s best Lidl wine picks Amy Wislocki recently tasted ... Read More

DRC co-director Henry-Frédéric Roch dies aged 56

wines- November 20, 2018 0

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Aubert de Villiane has paid tribute to his co-director’s ‘friendship’ after Henry-Frédéric Roch passed away on Sunday 18 November at the ... Read More

Top Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines

wines- November 20, 2018 0

Mornington Peninsula has rapidly become a cherished source of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for those in-the-know. Here are several wines to look for from this ... Read More

Highlights from the fifth annual Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter

wines- November 20, 2018 0

More than 1,200 fine wine lovers eagerly attended the fifth annual Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter and had the opportunity to taste over 600 wines ... Read More

What wines are the experts drinking at Thanksgiving?

wines- November 19, 2018 0

Thanksgiving is a great time to open a special bottle to share with family and friends, but what will you be drinking and what does ... Read More

Hospices de Beaune 2018 auction sets new record

wines- November 19, 2018 0

This year’s sale has seen 828 barrels of wine fetch nearly 14.2 million euros, beating last year’s record and reflecting excitement around the Burgundy 2018 ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Languedoc-Roussillon’s eventful year

wines- November 19, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford wades through the autumn deluges. Overflowing river in Lagrasse, in the Aude area of Languedoc-Roussillon in October 2018. Credit: Idriss Bigou-Gilles / Xinhua ... Read More

Black Friday Champagne deals

wines- November 19, 2018 0

Take advantage of what Black Friday has to offer with these Champagne deals. Keith Jackson / Alamy Credit: Keith Jackson / Alamy If you’re willing ... Read More

Ten exciting Virginia wines to try

wines- November 17, 2018 0

Virginia has cultivated vineyards since 1619, a long history for an American wine region, but the past 20-30 years have seen real development. Here are ... Read More

Bordeaux 1983 versus 1982: Top Left Bank wines re-tasted

wines- November 17, 2018 0

It’s one thing to hold up the 1982 as one of the most iconic vintages of all time. But it’s infinitely more interesting to test ... Read More

Burgundy 2018: A vintage to rival the mythical 1947?

wines- November 16, 2018 0

There are whispers that Burgundy 2018 could become one of the region's all-time great vintages. Tim Atkin MW, Decanter's Burgundy correspondent, reports on the mood ... Read More

Comparing the last five great Bordeaux vintages

wines- November 15, 2018 0

How do 2016, 2015, 2010, 2009 and 2005 stack up against each other in terms of style, character and pricing? Jane Anson draws on fresh ... Read More