Bordeaux 2017: How the new vintage is shaping up
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Bordeaux 2017: How the new vintage is shaping up

wines- November 30, 2017

Jane Anson traverses Left and Right Banks, tasting vat samples of the fledgling Bordeaux 2017 vintage and speaking to consultants and winemakers about what to ...

How the Médoc 2015 classified wines taste now
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How the Médoc 2015 classified wines taste now

wines- November 30, 2017

See which Bordeaux 2015 wine gets 100 points as Jane Anson reports on how classified wines from the Médoc 2015 vintage are looking in the ...

Barolo 2014: Sneak preview of the vintage
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Barolo 2014: Sneak preview of the vintage

wines- November 28, 2017

Stephen Brook attended a preview of the Barolo 2014 vintage, hosted by Vinexus in London. Decanter Premium members can be the first to see what ...

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New Burgundy ‘appellation’ met with caution

wines- November 28, 2017

A new level of Burgundy wines is coming, sitting roughly between the regional and village levels of the region's hierarchy. As most media focused on ...

Ridge Monte Bello wines to drink and keep
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Ridge Monte Bello wines to drink and keep

wines- November 27, 2017

Ridge Monte Bello has continued to shine brightly since its famous victory over Bordeaux at the 1976 Judgement of Paris tasting. Below, William Kelley tastes ...

Jefford on Monday: La Livinière and the lion race
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Jefford on Monday: La Livinière and the lion race

wines- November 27, 2017

Andrew Jefford puts the Languedoc’s pioneer cru under the spotlight. Grenache vines of Château Faîteau. Credit: Andrew Jefford Languedoc has two seasons, not four.  At ...

Temecula, California: Better than hot – sizzling!
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Temecula, California: Better than hot – sizzling!

Dr. Elinor Garely- November 25, 2017

A mere 70-minute drive from the San Diego, CA, airport, Temecula is an emerging center for wine, gourmet dining, gambling, shopping and living… attractively developing ...

Temecula, California: Better than hot – sizzling!
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Temecula, California: Better than hot – sizzling!

Dr. Elinor Garely- November 25, 2017

A mere 70-minute drive from the San Diego, CA, airport, Temecula is an emerging center for wine, gourmet dining, gambling, shopping and living… attractively developing ...

Black Friday 2017 Champagne deals
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Black Friday 2017 Champagne deals

wines- November 24, 2017

Take advantage of what Black Friday has to offer with these Champagne deals. Keith Jackson / Alamy Credit: Keith Jackson / Alamy If you’re willing ...

Spottswoode vintages rated from 1997 to 2014
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Spottswoode vintages rated from 1997 to 2014

wines- November 23, 2017

William Kelley profiles Napa winery Spottswoode. Premium members can see his tasting notes and ratings covering vintages from 1997 to 2014 of the estate Cabernet. ...

What are you drinking this Thanksgiving?
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What are you drinking this Thanksgiving?

wines- November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving is a great time to open a special bottle to share with family and friends, but what will you be drinking and what does ...

Majestic Wine tips magnum trend for growth
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Majestic Wine tips magnum trend for growth

wines- November 23, 2017

Majestic Wine’s buying director sees rising sales of ‘affordable’ magnums and expects more of them to adorn Christmas dinner tables and parties this year. Reporting ...

Anson: Fifty shades of green – Wine’s big new debate?
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Anson: Fifty shades of green – Wine’s big new debate?

wines- November 23, 2017

Jane Anson looks at the rise of sustainability and 'green' initiatives in the wine world but also where the fault lines lie. Merlot vines in ...

Serving Thanksgiving wine: Pitfalls to avoid
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Serving Thanksgiving wine: Pitfalls to avoid

wines- November 22, 2017

So you've made it all the way through to Thanksgiving day and now all you have to do is ensure that everybody has a good ...

UK Budget 2017: Chancellor freezes wine duty
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UK Budget 2017: Chancellor freezes wine duty

wines- November 22, 2017

UK chancellor Philip Hammond has frozen duty tax on wine, spirits and beer in his latest Budget, shrugging off the 'scrooge' label bestowed on him ...

LVMH buys control of Napa winery Colgin Cellars
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LVMH buys control of Napa winery Colgin Cellars

wines- November 22, 2017

LVMH, the French luxury goods group that includes Krug and Dom Pérignon Champagne, has signed a deal to buy control of cult Napa winery Colgin ...

Inside the fourth Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter
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Inside the fourth Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter

wines- November 21, 2017

More than 1,000 fine wine lovers in China had the chance to meet their favourite winemakers and taste over 600 wines at the fourth Decanter ...

Mouton Rothschild 2015 label design revealed
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Mouton Rothschild 2015 label design revealed

wines- November 21, 2017

Château Mouton Rothschild has released the label design by German artist Gerhard Richter for its 2015 vintage 'first wine'. Gerhard Richter's Mouton 2015 wine label. ...

Brunello 2013 vintage: A sneak preview
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Brunello 2013 vintage: A sneak preview

wines- November 20, 2017

Stephen Brook got a preview of the Brunello di Montalcino 2013 vintage at an event hosted by specialist merchant Vinexus in London. Read his report ...

Jefford on Monday: The white question
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Jefford on Monday: The white question

wines- November 20, 2017

Andrew Jefford discovers the other face of Priorat. High altitude, Mas Alta vineyards. Credit: Andrew Jefford Winegrowers tease a landscape into performance … then ask ...

Record sales total for Hospices de Beaune 2017 auction
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Record sales total for Hospices de Beaune 2017 auction

wines- November 20, 2017

See the headline results from this year's Hospices de Beaune auction held over the weekend. Bidders pack the room at the Hospices de Beaune 2017 ...

Branaire-Ducru owner dies in Bordeaux
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Branaire-Ducru owner dies in Bordeaux

wines- November 20, 2017

Patrick Maroteaux, owner of Château Branaire-Ducru on Bordeaux's Left Bank for nearly 30 years, has died aged 67. Patrick Maroteaux. Credit: Per Karlsson, BKWine 2 ...

American couple take on Burgundy’s Clos de la Commaraine
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American couple take on Burgundy’s Clos de la Commaraine

wines- November 17, 2017

Two American investors have taken on the running of Clos de la Commaraine, the premier cru vineyard and property in Burgundy’s Pommard appellation. The estate ...

Napa Valley Quiz – Test your knowledge
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Napa Valley Quiz – Test your knowledge

wines- November 17, 2017

How well do you know California's most renowned wine region, the Napa Valley? Are you a collector of the highly crafted Cabernets, or have you ...

How to match wine with truffle recipes
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How to match wine with truffle recipes

wines- November 16, 2017

Looking for a wine to go with truffle risotto or another truffle-based dish this winter? We bring you the expert advice on what to look ...

Lafite chairman and CEO announce generational handover
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Lafite chairman and CEO announce generational handover

wines- November 16, 2017

Château Lafite Rothschild, the Pauillac first growth, and its parent company DBR (Lafite) have announced a major generational shift in management. The DBR (Lafite) team. ...

Anson: Tasting historic Lynch-Bages wines
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Anson: Tasting historic Lynch-Bages wines

wines- November 16, 2017

Jane Anson reports on an extraordinary tasting of aged Lynch-Bages wines in Bordeaux and includes plenty of tales from the Cazes family that has owned ...

Judgement of Paris legend Warren Winiarski makes California hall of fame
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Judgement of Paris legend Warren Winiarski makes California hall of fame

wines- November 15, 2017

One of the people responsible for up-and-coming American wines beating the best of France at the 1976 Judgement of Paris tasting has been inducted into ...

Minimum alcohol pricing can go ahead, court rules
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Minimum alcohol pricing can go ahead, court rules

wines- November 15, 2017

European wine and spirits producers have lost their long-running legal challenge against minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland after the UK's Supreme Court ruled that the ...

World’s oldest wine comes from Georgia – New research
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World’s oldest wine comes from Georgia – New research

wines- November 14, 2017

Georgia has enhanced its claim as the cradle of winemaking after new research showed it contains the oldest known evidence of wine culture, dating back ...