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Top Pinot Noir wines outside Burgundy – Updated

wines- October 26, 2018 0

We've rounded up some of the best Pinot Noir wines from beyond Burgundy's borders, as recently rated by our experts. Have you tried any of ... Read More

26 new grape varieties identified in Bío Bío

wines- October 25, 2018 0

A research project into old vines in southern Chile has identified 26 new varieties, previously unknown in the world, and over 60 ‘uncommon’ varieties growing ... Read More

Top Bordeaux 2016 wines: Re-tasted in the bottle

wines- October 25, 2018 0

Several Bordeaux 2016 wines have improved even further since en primeur season, and there is particular excitement on the Left Bank where several top Médoc ... Read More

A year in Decanter Premium reviews: Highlights of our first 12 months

wines- October 24, 2018 0

As Decanter Premium celebrates its first birthday this week, we look back at some of the highlights of the past 12 months. Pichon Baron wines ... Read More

Devastating floods hit Languedoc vineyard region

wines- October 24, 2018 0

Whole vineyards were submerged by water following mass flooding in the Aude region of southern France, which is reported to have killed 14 people and ... Read More

Our tips for the 2018 Decanter Fine Wine Encounter

wines- October 24, 2018 0

There are less than two weeks to go until the much-anticipated Decanter Fine Wine Encounter in London. Here are our insider tips on how to ... Read More

Krug Grande Cuvée: New reviews on latest releases

wines- October 22, 2018 0

Simon Field MW reports exclusively for Decanter Premium subscribers after a fresh tasting of the latest Grande Cuvée releases, plus Krug's 2004 vintage Champagnes, including ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Blue moon on the Right Bank

wines- October 22, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford continues the tasting of a lifetime, with Angélus, Pavie, Ausone, Cheval Blanc and Petrus from the 1998 vintage... The Château Pavie barrel room. ... Read More

Fine wines of the week: Top Premium reviews

wines- October 21, 2018 0

Had a busy week but still want to enjoy excellent wine? Here are some highlights from the wine reviews published online exclusively for Decanter Premium ... Read More

Top Sonoma red wines for the cellar

wines- October 20, 2018 0

See new tasting notes and ratings on a selection of great red wines from Sonoma County, tasted by Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn. Ronan Sayburn MS ... Read More

How to buy wine online – ask Decanter

wines- October 20, 2018 0

Online purchasing makes things very convenient – especially for large quantities of wine – but you also don’t want to make an expensive mistake… The ... Read More

Andrew Jefford: ‘Cannabis is coming and wine producers know it’

wines- October 19, 2018 0

In his column for Decanter magazine's November 2018 issue, Andrew Jefford looks at the growing crossover between cannabis and the drinks world. A bartender opens ... Read More

Top La Conseillante wines: 21 vintages tasted

wines- October 18, 2018 0

Jane Anson gets in depth with Château La Conseillante following a 21-vintage vertical tasted at the estate... La Conseillante vineyards in Pomerol. Credit: Nick Maslen ... Read More

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