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Top 10 whiskies for Christmas

wines- December 18, 2018 0

A Christmas top 10 you won't want to miss. Richard Woodard picks his top 10 whiskies for you - or Father Christmas - to enjoy ... Read More

English sparkling wines for Christmas

wines- December 18, 2018 0

Pick one of these English sparkling wines to serve to family and friends this Christmas... Enjoy an English sparkling this Christmas Credit: Cath Lowe/ Decanter ... Read More

How good is canned wine?

wines- December 17, 2018 0

Eduardo Dingler explores the growth in canned wine sales in the USA - and at $25 dollars a can in some cases, it's not just ... Read More

LVMH cements wine distribution network with $3.2 billion Belmond acquisition

wines- December 17, 2018 0

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is set to acquire the London-based high-end travel and hospitality company extending its luxury goods supply channels around the world. ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Drinking with the Valkyries – young vintage Port

wines- December 17, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford says that vintage Port should (also) be sampled in its youth... A worker during the 2016 Touriga Nacional harvest at the Quinta do ... Read More

Stephen Brook’s top scoring fine wines of 2018

wines- December 16, 2018 0

See the wines that have made Stephen Brook's end-of-year highlights, with exclusive tasting notes for Decanter Premium members... Stephen Brook's top scoring wines tasted this ... Read More

Celebrated winemaker and consultant Patrick Léon dies

wines- December 14, 2018 0

Patrick Léon, who worked with many of the world's top wine estates, including Mouton Rothschild, Opus One and Château d’Esclans, has died in Bordeaux. Patrick ... Read More

Best Burgundy premier cru wines from 2017

wines- December 13, 2018 0

Even many of the best premiers crus can be swamped by the near-100-point scores of the grands crus. So below, we've highlighted the top premier ... Read More

Best Burgundy premier cru wines from 2017

wines- December 13, 2018 0

Even many of the best premiers crus can be swamped by the near-100-point scores of the grands crus. So below, we've highlighted the top premier ... Read More

Mouton Rothschild reveals 2016 label by William Kentridge

wines- December 13, 2018 0

Château Mouton Rothschild has commissioned South African artist William Kentridge to design the label for its 2016 vintage grand vin. See the design in full ... Read More

Jane Anson’s top fine wines of 2018

wines- December 13, 2018 0

See the wines that have made Jane Anson's end-of-year highlights, with exclusive tasting notes for Decanter Premium members... Lafite Rothschild poured at the Decanter Shanghai ... Read More

Best Christmas Champagne: vintage and non-vintage bottles to buy

wines- December 12, 2018 0

Yohan Castaing picks out a range of Champagnes for Christmas, ranging from money-no-object Champagnes to good quality non-vintage choices... Champagne often plays a leading role ... Read More

Yealands Estate fined NZ$400,000 for breaching wine rules

wines- December 12, 2018 0

Major New Zealand producer Yealands Estate and its ex-owner have been fined after pleading guilty to previously breaking the rules on wine destined for the ... Read More

Christmas Champagne deals

wines- December 11, 2018 0

We've sourced some top Champagne deals this Christmas... Keith Jackson / Alamy Credit: Keith Jackson / Alamy Christmas is a great excuse to drink Champagne, ... Read More

Historic Madeira bottling fetches nearly $16,000 at auction

wines- December 11, 2018 0

A cache of centuries-old Madeira discovered in New Jersey during renovation work has been auctioned by Christie’s, with one bottling from the late 1700s selling ... Read More

Best value white Burgundy 2017 en primeur to buy

wines- December 10, 2018 0

Tim Atkin MW selects his top value white wines from the 2017 Burgundy vintage... Harvesting Corton-Charlemagne grand cru grapes in Pernand-Vergelesses. Credit: PHILIPPE DESMAZES / ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Brunello’s breakthrough

wines- December 10, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford gauges the challenges facing Montalcino... Le Chiuse in the Montosoli sector of North Montalcino. Credit: Andrew Jefford Jefford on Monday: Brunello’s breakthrough ‘We ... Read More

Wines to pair with duck and goose for Christmas

wines- December 10, 2018 0

Rich, fatty meats such as duck and goose demand more from a wine than the traditional turkey. See our recommendations and tips for a perfect ... Read More

Steven Spurrier’s wines of the month

wines- December 9, 2018 0

Decanter’s long-standing consultant editor hand-picked fine wines for drinking now and for the cellar, based on tastings that he has attended recently. Read More

Top Côte de Beaune 2017 en primeur wines

wines- December 8, 2018 0

Tim Atkin MW continues our Burgundy 2017 coverage by taking a look at the Côte de Beaune region in the southern part of the Côte ... Read More

Top 20 sweet & fortified wines for Christmas

wines- December 8, 2018 0

It’s the ideal time to break out those delightful liquid treats. Andy Howard MW picks 20 of his favourites, arguing that we should all make ... Read More

Third of Britons ‘re-gift’ wines at Christmas – survey

wines- December 7, 2018 0

Wine has been named the favourite drink to take to a Christmas party, but nearly one third surveyed said that they have passed on wine ... Read More

Mouton Rothschild to release limited edition Versailles cases

wines- December 6, 2018 0

Château Mouton Rothschild has worked with the Palace of Versailles to create 75 limited edition cases containing five vintages of the Bordeaux first growth’s wines, ... Read More

Top Côte Chalonnaise & Mâconnais 2017 en primeur wines

wines- December 6, 2018 0

Tim Atkin MW kicks off our Burgundy 2017 coverage by taking a look at these two subregions to the south of the Côte d'Or. Scroll ... Read More

Tasting 40 years of Domaine de Chevalier white wines

wines- December 6, 2018 0

Jane Anson enjoys an incredible vertical of Domaine de Chevalier white wines - read her report and and see full tasting notes for 20 vintages ... Read More

Haut-Médoc 2010 & 2014 panel tasting results

wines- December 4, 2018 0

It’s the perfect time to take an in-depth look at these two vintages, says Jane Anson, as they’re both entering a good early-drinking phase – ... Read More

Mar de Frades launches Atlantic Godello from Rías Baixas

wines- December 4, 2018 0

Leading Albariño producer, Mar de Frades, has launched its first 100% Godello wine from coastal vineyards in Rías Baixas, Galicia, in the northwest corner of ... Read More

The Decanter interview: Thomas Duroux

wines- December 4, 2018 0

Since his arrival at Château Palmer in 2004, this instinctive winemaker has converted the Margaux estate to biodynamics and created a second wine. He tells ... Read More

Chateau Montelena: Profile and top wines

wines- December 3, 2018 0

In 1976, the famous Judgement of Paris Tasting pushed Napa Valley’s Chateau Montelena into the wine world’s consciousness, bestowing lasting fame... Visit Chateau Montelena and ... Read More