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

wines- December 17, 2018

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 ...

Stephen Brook’s top scoring fine wines of 2018
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Stephen Brook’s top scoring fine wines of 2018

wines- December 16, 2018

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 ...

Celebrated winemaker and consultant Patrick Léon dies
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Celebrated winemaker and consultant Patrick Léon dies

wines- December 14, 2018

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 ...

Best Burgundy premier cru wines from 2017
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Best Burgundy premier cru wines from 2017

wines- December 13, 2018

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 ...

Best Burgundy premier cru wines from 2017
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Best Burgundy premier cru wines from 2017

wines- December 13, 2018

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 ...

Mouton Rothschild reveals 2016 label by William Kentridge
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Mouton Rothschild reveals 2016 label by William Kentridge

wines- December 13, 2018

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 ...

Jane Anson’s top fine wines of 2018
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Jane Anson’s top fine wines of 2018

wines- December 13, 2018

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 ...

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

wines- December 12, 2018

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 ...

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

wines- December 12, 2018

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 ...

Christmas Champagne deals
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Christmas Champagne deals

wines- December 11, 2018

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

Historic Madeira bottling fetches nearly $16,000 at auction
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Historic Madeira bottling fetches nearly $16,000 at auction

wines- December 11, 2018

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 ...

Best value white Burgundy 2017 en primeur to buy
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Best value white Burgundy 2017 en primeur to buy

wines- December 10, 2018

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 / ...

Jefford on Monday: Brunello’s breakthrough
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Jefford on Monday: Brunello’s breakthrough

wines- December 10, 2018

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 ...

Wines to pair with duck and goose for Christmas
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Wines to pair with duck and goose for Christmas

wines- December 10, 2018

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 ...

Steven Spurrier’s wines of the month
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Steven Spurrier’s wines of the month

wines- December 9, 2018

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.

Steven Spurrier’s wines of the month
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Steven Spurrier’s wines of the month

wines- December 9, 2018

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.

Top Côte de Beaune 2017 en primeur wines
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Top Côte de Beaune 2017 en primeur wines

wines- December 8, 2018

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 ...

Top 20 sweet & fortified wines for Christmas
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Top 20 sweet & fortified wines for Christmas

wines- December 8, 2018

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 ...

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

wines- December 7, 2018

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 ...

Mouton Rothschild to release limited edition Versailles cases
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Mouton Rothschild to release limited edition Versailles cases

wines- December 6, 2018

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, ...

Top Côte Chalonnaise & Mâconnais 2017 en primeur wines
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Top Côte Chalonnaise & Mâconnais 2017 en primeur wines

wines- December 6, 2018

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 ...

Tasting 40 years of Domaine de Chevalier white wines
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Tasting 40 years of Domaine de Chevalier white wines

wines- December 6, 2018

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

Haut-Médoc 2010 & 2014 panel tasting results
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Haut-Médoc 2010 & 2014 panel tasting results

wines- December 4, 2018

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 – ...

Mar de Frades launches Atlantic Godello from Rías Baixas
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Mar de Frades launches Atlantic Godello from Rías Baixas

wines- December 4, 2018

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 ...

The Decanter interview: Thomas Duroux
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The Decanter interview: Thomas Duroux

wines- December 4, 2018

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 ...

Chateau Montelena: Profile and top wines
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Chateau Montelena: Profile and top wines

wines- December 3, 2018

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 ...

Wine investment scheme closed after ‘frittering away’ funds
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Wine investment scheme closed after ‘frittering away’ funds

wines- December 3, 2018

UK-based investment firm Intercontinental Wines Ltd has been wound up in the public interest after ‘frittering away’ investors’ money on personal expenditure, said UK government ...

Cheval Blanc co-owner Albert Frère dies
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Cheval Blanc co-owner Albert Frère dies

wines- December 3, 2018

Albert Frère, the billionaire veteran Belgian businessman and who became co-owner of Château Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux after investing with Bernard Arnault, has died aged ...

Jefford on Monday: English wine – Look east
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Jefford on Monday: English wine – Look east

wines- December 3, 2018

Andrew Jefford hails the insights of a new climate study for future UK plantings... The vineyards at Simpsons Wine Estate, in Kent. Credit: Ellie Douglas/ ...