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MY TOP 20: VIOGNIER BEYOND THE RHONE

Have you discovered it yet? Its peachy, food-friendly versatility has made Viognier something of a cult-favourite among the Anything-But-Chardonnay circles, but what are the best-value options? Fiona Beckett picks her favourites from beyond its home region

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February 2021

Plan your wine weekend: 4 GREAT EUROPEAN SHORT BREAKS

A romantic escape, a weekend away with friends… Fiona Sims provides some much-needed inspiration for 2021 after the cancellation of so many travel plans last year, picking four vibrant European destinations that wine lovers will love

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February 2021

THE LOW- AND NO- REVOLUTION

The rapid rise of zero-abv spirits has laid the foundation for a whole new category of drinks. Julie Sheppard finds out what’s driving the change and recommends which bottles to buy

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February 2021

PIC ST-LOUP

Dominated by the tilted limestone block of Pic St-Loup itself, this appellation on the cooler, wetter eastern side of the Languedoc AP region is noted for its fresh and fragrant wines, with Syrah the star. Andrew Jefford charts its progress and predicts a bright future

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February 2021

SULPHUR DIOXIDE IN WINE: the great debate

The use of sulphur dioxide as a preservative in winemaking is a contentious topic, and it elicits strong opinions from producers and wine lovers alike. Rupert Joy gives an overview of the issue, weighing the pros and cons of an SO2-free approach

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February 2021

Jane Anson

‘Cyber-attacks against drinks companies have been gathering steam’

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February 2021

OREGON PINOT NOIR

The Willamette Valley, with its distinctive soils and generally mild climate, has found great success with this temperamental, traditionally Burgundian variety. Charles Curtis MW shares his top selections

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February 2021

Distilled by Decanter

A new guide to the latest trends in spirits and cocktails.

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February 2021

GROSSET WINES

Four decades on, this pioneering Clare Valley producer’s commitment to making world-class Riesling is unwavering – a goal that’s led its founder to embrace biodynamics, blockchain projects and more. By David Sly

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February 2021

BURGUNDY 2019

After 16 days in Burgundy tasting 1,177 wines in all, Charles Curtis MW recommends 67 of his top-scoring whites and reds from this heat-affected but very well-received vintage

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February 2021

VIRGINIA STATE, USA

Virginia is a wine region that is beginning to see the fruits of its perseverance. Adventurous winemakers in this eastern state, close to Washington DC, have learned to adapt, and the proof is in a smartly deployed array of grapes and styles. Jason Tesauro takes a tour and highlights producers to watch and a selection of its distinctive wines to try

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January 2021

PETRUS

Icon: it’s a word that is much overused, in wine as elsewhere. But in the context of the world’s greatest wines, none could be more deserving of the descriptor than this sought-after and convention-defying estate on Bordeaux’s Right Bank. Jane Anson gets to the heart of the enigma that is Petrus

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January 2021

SWEET AND FORTIFIED WINES: how to serve and preserve

They’re among the best value, and most delicious, wines in the world. But there can still be uncertainty among wine lovers around how best to enjoy these classic and characterful styles. Anne Krebiehl MW asks the experts for their food-pairing tips

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January 2021

SWEET BORDEAUX: looking beyond the obvious

It’s not all about Sauternes, you know – there are other, lesser-known Bordeaux areas that produce top-notch dessert styles using botrytised grapes. Andy Howard MW explores these outlying and often great-value appellations, and recommends 12 top wines to try

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January 2021

AGEING GRACEFULLY

Matured for at least 10 years in oak casks, XO Cognac is one of life’s affordable luxuries. Laura Foster explains how it’s made and recommends top XOs to buy

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January 2021

BILLECART-SALMON, CUVEE NICOLAS FRANCOIS 1959 Champagne, France

DECANTER WINE LEGENDS

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January 2021

Andrew Jefford

‘The jolts of 2020 have been an education – the lesson is care’

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January 2021

2020: the year that was

2020: the year that was Celebrity wines, counterfeit SuperTuscans and paper bottles. We look back at Decanter news coverage from a year to remember – and not just for Covid-19. Compiled by Chris Mercer

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January 2021

Anniversary Buys: The Decanter Guide

Whether you’re toasting an 18th birthday with a birth-year Bordeaux or marking a golden wedding anniversary with a 50-year-old fizz, major milestones deserve a magnificent wine to match. Anthony Rose went in search of the best bottles to help your 2021 celebrations go with a bang

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January 2021

Lockdown Stories: View From The Vines

As our lives and horizons suddenly closed in around us, growing more limited in the year of Covid-19, it was perhaps difficult to appreciate what other people ‘out there’, elsewhere in the world, were experiencing and feeling. Peter Richards MW spoke to winemakers in six different nations to find out how they and their teams coped as events developed

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January 2021

MY SINGAPORE

This vibrant city-island-nation can be something of a sensory overload, with the humid climate, multiple languages spoken and a plethora of gastronomic options. Resident Ch’ng Poh Tiong is the ideal local guide

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December 2020

ROYAL TOKAJI, NYULASZO ASZU 6 PUTTONYOS 1993

Tokaj, Hungary

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December 2020

RIVER CRUISES: world's best for wine lovers

There’s something especially relaxing about gliding through a vine-covered landscape on the smooth waters of a river or canal. Lewis Nunn highlights five great options to combine your love of the grape with a superb boat-based escape

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December 2020

MY TOP 10: SINGLE QUINTAS

Visitors to the region are invariably stunned by the beauty of Portugal’s Douro Valley, with its deep but serene river and dramatically terraced slopes. Richard Mayson selects 10 great Port properties and explains what makes them and their wines so memorable

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December 2020

WOMEN OF CHAMPAGNE

A woman, in charge of production at a Champagne house? Not so long ago, the idea would have raised many an eyebrow in this traditional region. Happily the wine world has moved on and female chefs de cave and consultants are firmly in place at some of the most prestigious producers. Anne Krebiehl MW highlights the work and philosophies of eight of them

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December 2020

THE STANDISH WINE CO

Born with Barossa in his blood, the studious work of this publicity-shy winemaker has propelled his wines quietly to the top of the Australian ranks, with his powerful yet detailed Shiraz styles winning fans among wine lovers and collectors alike. Sarah Ahmed reports

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December 2020

A WORLD OF WHISKY: FIND YOUR STYLE

The whisky scene is more exciting than ever before. So where do you start if you want to find your perfect dram? Richard Woodard introduces the main production areas and eclectic styles on offer, with recommendations of bottles to try from Scotland, Ireland, Japan, the US and beyond

10 mins read
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December 2020

Marketwatch

All the important fine wine investment news

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December 2020

Andrew Jefford

'The fruit is the fulcrum through which all the other elements must pass’

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December 2020

A month in wine

All the important issues affecting you across the globe, compiled by Chris Mercer

6 mins read
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December 2020

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