Category: news

Champagne Castelnau launches Extra Brut

wines- October 17, 2018 0

Champagne Castelnau has said it is adding an Extra Brut to its range of Champagnes, to meet what it believes is a growing trend for ... Read More

First taste: Top Yalumba wines from latest releases

wines- October 17, 2018 0

Yalumba has released the second vintage of its flagship wine, The Caley 2013, and Decanter expert Sarah Ahmed was among the first to taste it ... Read More

Bordeaux 2018 red wines: Balance key amid high alcohol levels

wines- October 16, 2018 0

As Bordeaux winemakers wrap up this year’s harvest, many say that they have never seen such high levels of alcohol, including for Cabernet Sauvignon. Harvest ... Read More

Port 2016: Vintage report and top releases

wines- October 15, 2018 0

In 2016, quantities were small, but the best wines are balanced and look set to age for decades, says Richard Mayson, who has picked 25 ... Read More

1945 Romanée Conti sets new record at wine auction

wines- October 15, 2018 0

The world record for the most expensive bottle of wine sold at auction was smashed twice on Saturday when two bottles of 1945 Romanée Conti ... Read More

Tommasi launches new De Buris luxury wine brand

wines- October 15, 2018 0

Italian wine producer Tommasi revealed De Buris on Friday (12th October) - their new luxury wine brand and hospitality project. The De Buris villa, currently ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Blue moon on the left bank

wines- October 15, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford tucks into the tasting of a lifetime. Twice... Château Margaux Jefford on Monday: Blue moon on the left bank Blue-moon territory: the chance ... Read More

Top Napa Cabernet wines for the cellar

wines- October 14, 2018 0

See new tasting notes and ratings on a selection of the most coveted Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Napa Valley, tasted by Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn. ... Read More

First taste: Bruno Paillard launches Dosage: Zero

wines- October 13, 2018 0

Independent family Champagne house Bruno Paillard, known for exclusively producing extra brut cuvées, has broken with tradition to launch a zero dosage style. Below, Premium ... Read More

Records broken at Christie’s 2018 DWWA wine auction for WaterAid

wines- October 12, 2018 0

The thirteenth annual Christie’s auction of wines from the Decanter World Wine Awards fetched a record total of more than £66,000, with all proceeds to ... Read More

Decanter wine app reaches 7,000 downloads with California update

wines- October 12, 2018 0

Decanter's Know Your Wine app has reached more than 7,000 downloads within six months of launching as developers add a California section to the learning ... Read More

Cru Bourgeois body confirms return to three-tier system

wines- October 12, 2018 0

The director of the Cru Bourgeois classification body has said she is confident that reviving the three-tier hierarchy will prove successful, as new details emerge ... Read More

Jane Anson: Why it’s an exciting time for Sonoma Cabernet

wines- October 11, 2018 0

'The best Cabernet sites in Sonoma are still being discovered,' one winemaker tells Jane Anson during a recent trip through the California region. Read her ... Read More

Château Montrose owners invest in Henri Rebourseau in Burgundy

wines- October 11, 2018 0

Château Montrose owners Martin and Olivier Bouygues have followed up their Clos Rougeard purchase by investing in Domaine Henri Rebourseau in Burgundy. Henri Rebourseau in ... Read More

New Master Sommeliers lose title after tasting exam ‘compromised’

wines- October 10, 2018 0

A confidentiality breach during one of the taste tests that comprises the notoriously tough Master Sommelier exams means that several candidates have had their pass ... Read More

Kobrand Corporation named exclusive U.S. importer for Chilean wine producer Viña Montes

Linda Hohnholz- October 9, 2018 0

Kobrand Corporation announced the addition of Viña Montes (Montes Wines) to its portfolio of fine wines. Effective January 1, 2019, Kobrand will be the exclusive ... Read More

First taste: Avignonesi single vineyard wines in Montepulciano

wines- October 9, 2018 0

Italian wine estate Avignonesi is one of several producers seeking to re-vitalise the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG by releasing 100% Sangiovese, single vineyard bottlings. ... Read More

UK winemakers face storage challenge for 2018 harvest

wines- October 9, 2018 0

The highly anticipated 2018 vintage in England means that yields have doubled in some cases – and winemakers are struggling to find the space for ... Read More

Optimism high as Burgundy 2018 offers both quantity and quality

wines- October 9, 2018 0

How the Burgundy 2018 vintage is shaping up, with comments from DRC co-owner Aubert de Villaine. Harvesting Corton-Charlemagne grand cru grapes in Pernand-Vergelesses. Credit: PHILIPPE ... Read More

Best Aldi wines to buy in 2018

wines- October 9, 2018 0

Decanter's Tina Gellie has picked out 15 good value wines from a recent Aldi press tasting, held to mark the launch of its new UK ... Read More

Ata Rangi McCrone Vineyard: Tasting the difference

wines- October 8, 2018 0

How different can wines made from grapes grown on opposite sides of the road be? Rebecca Gibb MW found out during a visit to Ata ... Read More

Angélus co-owner de Boüard ‘certain of innocence’ in St-Emilion dispute

wines- October 8, 2018 0

Angélus co-owner Hubert de Boüard has rejected any suggestion of wrongdoing after it emerged that both he and Bordeaux négociant Philippe Castéjà were facing possible ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Roussillon’s Three Js

wines- October 8, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford finds great winemaking near Maury. Julien (left) and Jacques Montagné with Justin Howard-Sneyd (centre). Credit: Andrew Jefford Wine lovers may remember 2003 as ... Read More

From Cape Town to Stellenbosch in under 1 hour

Dr. Elinor Garely- October 6, 2018 0

Cape Town is South Africa’s second largest city, with 4 million people and 10+ million tourists (2017). As an international hub, it attracts visitors from ... Read More

Steven Spurrier: What I’ve been drinking this month

wines- October 6, 2018 0

Decanter’s long-standing consultant editor hand-picks fine wines for drinking now and recommends others to lay down, all priced from £25 upwards... Read More

New Penfolds Collection rated: Grange 2014, St Henri 2015…

wines- October 4, 2018 0

Anthony Rose reports on the launch of the 2018 Penfolds Collection, an annual release of ageworthy reds and whites including the latest vintage of Grange... ... Read More

Bordeaux 2000 vs 2001: How the top wines taste now

wines- October 4, 2018 0

Bordeaux 2000 met with more immediate acclaim but how have the vintages aged? Jane Anson held a re-tasting of wines from five top names, including ... Read More

Decanter’s content director shares his wish list for the upcoming Decanter Fine Wine Encounter

wines- October 3, 2018 0

With less than four weeks to go until our flagship event, Decanter’s content director, John Stimpfig, shares his tasting wish list and top wines to ... Read More

First taste: Gaja Barbaresco 2015 wines rated

wines- October 3, 2018 0

John Stimpfig gives his views on Gaja Barbaresco 2015 wines, including single vineyard bottlings, and interviews Gaia Gaja herself at an event hosted by Armit ... Read More

Concern on Santorini as Assyrtiko grape prices rocket

wines- October 2, 2018 0

Assyrtiko grape prices on Santorini have spiked this year, leading to concerns among some producers that the Greek island could lose out in the market. ... Read More