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Exploring the nine towns of Chianti Classico
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Exploring the nine towns of Chianti Classico

wines- January 23, 2019

Getting to know Chianti Classico is all in the detail. Monty Waldin traverses Tuscany’s hillsides discovering its slopes, soils and Sangiovese styles... Tuscany’s Renaissance artists ...

China drives Australian wine exports rise in 2018
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China drives Australian wine exports rise in 2018

wines- January 23, 2019

China drives Australian wine exports rise in 2018 New manager for Lafite and Catena venture, Bodegas Caro Michelin France 2019: Beaucastel and Lafaurie-Peyraguey owners see ...

New manager for Lafite and Catena venture, Bodegas Caro
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New manager for Lafite and Catena venture, Bodegas Caro

wines- January 23, 2019

New manager for Lafite and Catena venture, Bodegas Caro Michelin France 2019: Beaucastel and Lafaurie-Peyraguey owners see stars Whiskies dominate Christie’s top 10 ‘wine lots’ ...

Western Australian Chardonnay panel tasting results
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Western Australian Chardonnay panel tasting results

wines- January 22, 2019

Although the 2017 vintage was less impressive than 2016 and 2015, this tasting delivered some exceptional quality Chardonnays with regional personality. Anthony Rose reports... 60 ...

Michelin France 2019: Beaucastel and Lafaurie-Peyraguey owners see stars
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Michelin France 2019: Beaucastel and Lafaurie-Peyraguey owners see stars

wines- January 22, 2019

Michelin France 2019: Beaucastel and Lafaurie-Peyraguey owners see stars Whiskies dominate Christie’s top 10 ‘wine lots’ for 2018 US Supreme Court hears dispute on wine ...

Whiskies dominate Christie’s top 10 ‘wine lots’ for 2018
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Whiskies dominate Christie’s top 10 ‘wine lots’ for 2018

wines- January 21, 2019

Whiskies dominate Christie’s top 10 ‘wine lots’ for 2018 US Supreme Court hears dispute on wine selling rules Barolo patriarch Beppe Colla dies

US Supreme Court hears dispute on wine selling rules
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US Supreme Court hears dispute on wine selling rules

wines- January 18, 2019

US Supreme Court hears dispute on wine selling rules Barolo patriarch Beppe Colla dies Are US millennials giving wine the cold shoulder?

Barolo patriarch Beppe Colla dies
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Barolo patriarch Beppe Colla dies

wines- January 18, 2019

Barolo patriarch Beppe Colla dies Are US millennials giving wine the cold shoulder? Wine world legend Gerard Basset OBE MW MS dies

Are US millennials giving wine the cold shoulder?
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Are US millennials giving wine the cold shoulder?

wines- January 17, 2019

Are US millennials giving wine the cold shoulder? Wine world legend Gerard Basset OBE MW MS dies Fans rush to buy Game of Thrones Scotch ...

Wine world legend Gerard Basset OBE MW MS dies
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Wine world legend Gerard Basset OBE MW MS dies

wines- January 17, 2019

Wine world legend Gerard Basset OBE MW MS dies Fans rush to buy Game of Thrones Scotch whiskies – Update Al Gore to address wine ...

Game of Thrones Scotch whiskies launched
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Game of Thrones Scotch whiskies launched

wines- January 16, 2019

Strong early demand for the Game of Thrones-themed single malts, launched on pre-order by Diageo and broadcaster HBO, has seen one UK-based retailer sell out ...

Al Gore to address wine and climate change conference
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Al Gore to address wine and climate change conference

wines- January 15, 2019

Ex-US vice president Al Gore is to address a high-level wine and climate change conference in Porto this year, designed to help wineries and academics ...

Best Rhône 2017 wines: The top scorers
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Best Rhône 2017 wines: The top scorers

wines- January 14, 2019

See Matt Walls' top scoring Rhône wines from the 2017 vintage.... The top scoring wines from Rhône 2017 Credit: Malcolm Park food and drink / ...

Jefford: Waking up the new year
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Jefford: Waking up the new year

wines- January 14, 2019

Andrew Jefford is impressed by the mass of fascinating facts in a new book comparing wine and coffee... January, a month of chilly austerity and ...

The Decanter interview: Carole Meredith
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The Decanter interview: Carole Meredith

wines- January 13, 2019

Plant geneticist Dr Carole Meredith helped to change the way that winemakers think about the history of grapes – and now she is growing her ...

Bolney Wine Estate merges with neighbouring vineyard
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Bolney Wine Estate merges with neighbouring vineyard

wines- January 11, 2019

English wine producer Bolney Wine Estate has more than doubled the size of its vineyard by merging with the neighbouring Pookchurch Vineyard in Sussex. Bolney ...

Wine trends to watch in 2019
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Wine trends to watch in 2019

wines- January 11, 2019

How is the wine world shaping up in 2019? Here are some trends to watch, and we've not mentioned Brexit once... What will you be ...

The Year Ahead for Decanter Online
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The Year Ahead for Decanter Online

wines- January 10, 2019

Decanter's online audience is up 20% year-on-year in a period that saw the launch of Decanter Premium and a new learning app. Here are some ...

Californian Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 panel tasting results
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Californian Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 panel tasting results

wines- January 10, 2019

The freshness that characterised this vintage on release is still evident eight years on. Stephen Brook and his panel report on a tasting of enjoyable ...

Are acacia barrels the future for white wine?
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Are acacia barrels the future for white wine?

wines- January 10, 2019

Jane Anson considers the merits of going oak-free and ageing white wine in acacia barrels... Are acacia barrels best for white wine? Credit: Thomas Martinsen ...

Constellation mulls its options as cheaper wines hit growth
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Constellation mulls its options as cheaper wines hit growth

wines- January 9, 2019

Weaker demand for wines priced below $11-a-bottle have proved a drag on Constellation Brands’ overall sales in the US and the company has indicated that ...

Screaming Eagle: More than the sum of its parts
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Screaming Eagle: More than the sum of its parts

wines- January 9, 2019

A trip to California arranged for MWs in late 2018 gave Tim Jackson MW a rare opportunity to taste the component parts of this super-priced ...

Pinot Bianco: Italy’s northern star plus 12 top wines to try
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Pinot Bianco: Italy’s northern star plus 12 top wines to try

wines- January 9, 2019

Pinot Bianco seems an unlikely variety to be a local hero, but the results prove its superstar status in northeastern Italy, as Michael Garner explains... ...

Majestic toasts the US in Christmas wine sales rise
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Majestic toasts the US in Christmas wine sales rise

wines- January 9, 2019

California Chardonnay and an unlikely resurgence for Madeira helped Majestic Wine to increase UK sales over the Christmas period, but shoppers left it late and ...

Château Dauzac in Bordeaux to get new owner
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Château Dauzac in Bordeaux to get new owner

wines- January 8, 2019

French entrepreneur Christian Roulleau was expected to be confirmed as the new owner of Château Dauzac, following talks with insurance group MAIF, which has owned ...

The Decanter interview: Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini
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The Decanter interview: Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini

wines- January 7, 2019

The pioneer of the Slow Food and Slow Wine movement is buoyed by the renaissance of Italy’s native varieties, as Carla Capalbo explains... Carlo Petrini. ...

Expert’s Choice: White Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Expert’s Choice: White Châteauneuf-du-Pape

wines- January 7, 2019

Say the name and people’s first thought is of this southern Rhône region’s famed reds. But the quality and stature of Châteauneuf blanc can be ...

A wine lover’s guide to Sardinia
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A wine lover’s guide to Sardinia

wines- January 5, 2019

Michaela Morris picks some of the best places to eat and drink as you explore the island... Bay at Capo Galera Credit: Arco Images GmbH ...

Prosecco: Discovering the drier side
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Prosecco: Discovering the drier side

wines- January 5, 2019

In search of greater terroir expression, Prosecco’s finest wines are becoming increasingly dry. Richard Baudains explores the reasons why, and picks his top 10 to ...

Beyond Claret: 30 great alternatives to snap up
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Beyond Claret: 30 great alternatives to snap up

wines- January 4, 2019

Winemakers the world over hold up the red wines of Bordeaux as the benchmark for quality and style. But where to start? Andy Howard MW ...