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Anson: Tasting note dilemmas

wines- April 19, 2018 0

Jane Anson considers the mechanics of putting together a tasting note, and what factors she believes are worth considering. I’ve been thinking a lot about ... Read More

Petrus to launch counter-appeal against name ruling

wines- April 18, 2018 0

Château Petrus has confirmed that it will file a counter-appeal against a court ruling allowing a Côtes de Bordeaux wine to carry the name Petrus ... Read More

Mas de Daumas Gassac red wines: Recent vintages tasted

wines- April 18, 2018 0

See fresh tasting notes and ratings on the flagship red wine of this Languedoc 'grand cru' from 2010 to 2016, plus a barrel sample of ... Read More

Soave wine pioneer Leonildo ‘Nino’ Pieropan dies

wines- April 16, 2018 0

Tributes have been paid to Leonildo 'Nino' Pieropan, a pioneer of Soave wine quality in Italy and widely respected winemaker, who has died aged 71. ... Read More

Hedonism restaurant opening with chef Ollie Dabbous

wines- April 16, 2018 0

The opening of Hide in Mayfair will herald the arrival one of the biggest restaurant wine lists in London...Hide in Mayfair. The restaurant, opening Tuesday ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: The liquid novel – white Mas de Daumas Gassac

wines- April 16, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford tastes his way through a historic vertical.A landmark tasting of Daumas Gassac white wines.Brothers Samuel, Roman, Gaël and Basile Guibert organised a 30-vintage ... Read More

Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle Reserve – Tasting the three vintage blends

wines- April 14, 2018 0

Christelle Guibert visits Laurent-Perrier's Grand Siècle Reserve cellar to taste their latest releases.Stepping into Laurent-Perrier’s Grand Siècle Reserve cellar you would be forgiven for thinking ... Read More

Ten of the best restaurants in Barcelona for wine lovers

wines- April 14, 2018 0

When it comes to eating out, Barcelona puts on a spectacular show, directed by a new wave chefs who are pushing the bounds of Catalan ... Read More

直接运送至 Decanter 仓库

wines- April 13, 2018 0

直接运送至 Decanter 仓库 请在 2016 年 6 月 28 日至 2016 年 8 月 5 日将您的参赛葡萄酒样品(每款 4 瓶)寄送至 JAS Forwading (H.K.): Decanter Asia Wine Awards ... Read More

Comment: ‘Non-interventionism should not mean non-winemaking’

wines- April 13, 2018 0

When, a decade and a half ago, I wrote The New France, I found myself repeatedly using one phrase in chapter after chapter: ‘non-interventionism’. Which ... Read More

Comment: ‘Non-interventionism should not mean non-winemaking’

wines- April 13, 2018 0

When, a decade and a half ago, I wrote The New France, I found myself repeatedly using one phrase in chapter after chapter: ‘non-interventionism’. Which ... Read More

First impressions of Bordeaux 2017 barrel samples

wines- April 12, 2018 0

Read Jane Anson's initial report on the key emerging characteristics of the Bordeaux 2017 vintage, and which areas look set to come out on top ... Read More

Port 2016 vintage ‘likely’ to be widely declared

wines- April 11, 2018 0

Quinta do Noval has joined Symington Family Estates in declaring the highly regarded Port 2016 vintage as expectations grow for a first general declaration since ... Read More

Chinese importers nervous over tariffs on US wine

wines- April 10, 2018 0

At least one Chinese merchant has already reported holding back a shipment of Napa wine following China's imposition of tariffs in a trade war with ... Read More

Château de Lagorce bought by Chinese wine company

wines- April 10, 2018 0

Château de Lagorce, an AOC Bordeaux château, has become the latest to be bought by Chinese investors. Château de LagorceVineyards Bordeaux, affiliated to Christie’s International ... Read More

Bordeaux 2017: UGC head praises ‘approachable’ vintage

wines- April 10, 2018 0

Bordeaux 2017 is a 'very approachable' vintage, even though many wines might not reach the heights of 2015 and 2016, and most estates are expected ... Read More

Symington declare 2016 vintage

wines- April 9, 2018 0

Symington Family Estates have decided to declare 2016 as a vintage year for Port, for all of their companies. Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais, Douro SuperiorSymington ... Read More

Bestway buys Conviviality retail division

wines- April 9, 2018 0

Crisis-hit drinks group Conviviality has sold its retail division, including the Bargain Booze and Wine Rack chains, to grocery wholesaler Bestway in a £7.25m deal. ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Savoie – the hunt for greatness

wines- April 9, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford leaves no pebble unturned...Chignin vineyards.What is Savoie’s greatest wine? The question is a fascinating and complicated one – and it’s not easy to ... Read More

Tyrrell’s Vat 47 Chardonnay: The screwcap era

wines- April 9, 2018 0

Bruce Tyrrell introduced screwcaps to his famed Vat 47 Chardonnay in 2004. Daniel Honan picks out his top 10 vintages from this screwcap era...Bringing in ... Read More

Chianti Classico 2017: A first look

wines- April 8, 2018 0

Michaela Morris brings you an exclusive sneak preview on how the Chianti Classico 2017 vintage is shaping up in the cellar...Castello di Ama's 22.8ha Bellavista ... Read More

Bordeaux wine fraud: GVG merchant ordered to pay 200,000 euros

wines- April 6, 2018 0

Merchant Grands Vins de Gironde has been found guilty of wrongly labelling significant quantities of Bordeaux appellation wine and must pay a 200,000 fine, according ... Read More

Trefethen: Profile and wine ratings

wines- April 6, 2018 0

Californian wine expert Elin McCoy charts the ascension of Napa's Trefethen Family Vineyards and shares her tasting notes from their wine collection, including Library Selection ... Read More

Hardys wine owner Accolade sold to Carlyle Group

wines- April 5, 2018 0

In the latest twist to a busy week in the UK wine world, Champ private equity and Constellation have announced the sale of Hardys owner ... Read More

Anson: Tasting Château Corbin

wines- April 5, 2018 0

Jane Anson tastes a vertical of the Bordeaux Right Bank's Château Corbin - a St-Emilion estate which won't be producing a 2017 vintage because of ... Read More

Conviviality hopeful of retail sale after Bibendum deal

wines- April 5, 2018 0

Beleaguered drinks business Conviviality has said it is still ‘pursuing opportunities’ for its retail operations after agreeing to sell Bibendum and Matthew Clark to Magners ... Read More

Conviviality sale: Magners cider owner offers to take on Bibendum, Matthew Clark

wines- April 4, 2018 0

Magners cider owner C&C Group has announced 'advanced discussions' with crisis-hit Conviviality to take on the Matthew Clark and Bibendum wine, beer and spirits supply ... Read More

Brunello Riserva 2012: Report & Top wines

wines- April 3, 2018 0

Requiring an extra year of ageing, the latest release of Brunello Riserva is the 2012 vintage. Read Michaela Morris' report below, and see her tasting ... Read More

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