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Interview and tasting with L’Eglise Clinet owner

wines- May 4, 2018 0

Jane Anson meets and tastes with Denis Durantou, owner and winemaker at star Pomerol estate Château L’Eglise Clinet, plus Les Cruzelles in Lalande-de-Pomerol and Montlandrie ... Read More

New Bordeaux 2017 releases: Pape Clément, Langoa Barton, Malartic out

wines- May 4, 2018 0

Price cuts dominate early stages of Bordeaux 2017 en primeur campaign with several estates positioned roughly between 2014 and 2015. Trotte Vieille launches debut primeur ... Read More

Plumpton College launches ‘A Level’ in Viticulture

wines- May 3, 2018 0

Plumpton College has launched a new viticulture course for 16 – 18 year olds, to encourage more young people to pursue a career in winemaking ... Read More

Château Talbot: Every vintage from 2000 to 2017 tasted

wines- May 3, 2018 0

Jane Anson reports for Premium members on a tasting of Château Talbot wines at the St-Julien estate. Château Talbot, the St-Julien fourth growth. Château Talbot, ... Read More

New direct London to Bordeaux train route planned

wines- May 2, 2018 0

A new train route set to cut out the changeover in Paris and go direct from London to Bordeaux is in the advanced planning stages, ... Read More

Branaire-Ducru 2017 adds to trickle of primeur releases

wines- May 2, 2018 0

Château Branaire-Ducru has followed in the footsteps of Palmer by releasing its 2017 vintage at a significant discount to the 2016 wine.Branaire-Ducru in St-Julien.Branaire-Ducru released ... Read More

Decanter launches wine learning app

wines- May 1, 2018 0

Decanter has launched a micro-learning app called Know Your Wine, designed to help you increase your knowledge from grape to glass, as well as understand ... Read More

Producer profile: Wynns Coonawarra Estate

wines- April 30, 2018 0

The winery that put Coonawarra on the map for wine drinkers in the 1950s has grown to become one of Australia’s best-known names. Huon Hooke ... Read More

Producer profile: Wynns Coonawarra Estate

wines- April 30, 2018 0

The winery that put Coonawarra on the map for wine drinkers in the 1950s has grown to become one of Australia’s best-known names. Huon Hooke ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: The taste of spring

wines- April 30, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford examines the uniqueness of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. The vineyards of Sancerre above Chavignol.What’s the hallmark of spring? Light without warmth.  Autumn, contrariwise, is ... Read More

Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 judging week begins

wines- April 30, 2018 0

More than 270 of the world’s top wine experts have gathered in London to begin judging the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards, the world’s largest ... Read More

Burgundy panel tasting: Mâconnais 2016 best buys

wines- April 28, 2018 0

The Chardonnays from the five key appellations in this underrated Burgundy region offer some of France’s most exciting and great-value wines. Read our report on ... Read More

Burgundy panel tasting: Mâconnais 2016 best buys

wines- April 28, 2018 0

The Chardonnays from the five key appellations in this underrated Burgundy region offer some of France’s most exciting and great-value wines. Read our report on ... Read More

Top Grenache wines from around the world

wines- April 28, 2018 0

Decanter’s experts from around the world nominated the best Grenache/Garnacha in their respective regions before Oz Clarke tasted them all and selected his favourites. Vineyards ... Read More

Top Grenache wines from around the world

wines- April 28, 2018 0

Decanter’s experts from around the world nominated the best Grenache/Garnacha in their respective regions before Oz Clarke tasted them all and selected his favourites. Vineyards ... Read More

First taste: Chapoutier single vineyard wines 2017

wines- April 27, 2018 0

Michel Chapoutier presented the 2017 vintage of his top single vineyard wines in central London, including some high quality samples from a Rhône growing season ... Read More

WSET to launch level 3 spirits course and new wine diploma

wines- April 27, 2018 0

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has revamped its flagship diploma qualification as part of several changes to its educational programme that will also ... Read More

Wine Photographer of the Year 2018: The winners

wines- April 26, 2018 0

See the winning photographs from the Pink Lady Wine Photographer of the Year 2018...Spinning Chardonnay, by Victor PugatschewWine Photographer of the Year 2018: The winners ... Read More

Wine Photographer of the Year 2018: The winners

wines- April 26, 2018 0

See the winning photographs from the Pink Lady Wine Photographer of the Year 2018...Spinning Chardonnay, by Victor PugatschewWine Photographer of the Year 2018: The winners ... Read More

Anson: Bordeaux 2017 vintage overview

wines- April 26, 2018 0

Read Jane Anson's full and exclusive report on the Bordeaux 2017 vintage after several weeks of tasting barrel samples and speaking to winemakers in the ... Read More

Bordeaux 2017: Haut-Batailley aims high with sharp price rise

wines- April 25, 2018 0

Château Haut-Batailley has issued an apparent statement of intent under new ownership by releasing its 2017 wine at a significantly higher price than its previous ... Read More

Bordeaux 2017 ratings: Jane Anson’s top scorers

wines- April 24, 2018 0

Ratings and in-depth tasting notes on top Bordeaux 2017 performers in key appellations have today (24 April) been made exclusively available to Decanter Premium members. ... Read More

Bordeaux Château Vieux Paquillon sold to mystery Australian buyer

wines- April 24, 2018 0

An anonymous Australian investor has bought Château Vieux Paquillon in Montagne-St-Emilion to take advantage of Australia's current 'love affair' with Bordeaux.Vieux Paquillon sold to Australian ... Read More

Croft, Fonseca, Taylor’s, Sandeman join Port 2016 declarations

wines- April 23, 2018 0

St George's Day in England marked a further flurry of Port 2016 vintage declarations, with Sandeman plus the Fladgate Partnership's Croft, Fonseca and Taylor's all ... Read More

Heitz Cellars sale: New president outlines priorities

wines- April 23, 2018 0

The new president of Heitz Cellars, the renowned Napa Valley estate bought by billionaire businessman Gaylon Lawrence Jr, has outlined some of his early priorities ... Read More

Château Palmer drops price with 2017 release

wines- April 23, 2018 0

Château Palmer has leapt from the blocks in the Bordeaux en primeur campaign by releasing its 2017 wine at a lower price than the past ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Châteauneuf – nuancing greatness

wines- April 23, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford compares 2015 with 2016.Vines in Châteauneuf du Pape.The question of what constitutes a good or great vintage in a period of global warming ... Read More

Top Margaret River wines from recent vintages

wines- April 21, 2018 0

Peter Forrestal considers what makes this region of Western Australia so highly regarded, and recommends great wines for the cellar and for drinking, including Cabernet ... Read More

Harrods opens lavish fine wine and spirits rooms

wines- April 19, 2018 0

London luxury department store Harrods has opened its fine wine and spirits rooms, which include interactive features such as an 'aroma table' and were reportedly ... Read More

Extreme weather becoming the new normal – study

wines- April 19, 2018 0

Extreme weather across many wine regions in 2017 may be more than a blip, according to fresh data from one of Europe's leading science agencies that ... Read More