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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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Decanter
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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Decanter
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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Decanter
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

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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

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December 2020

THE FUTURE OF WINE CELLARING

No cobwebbed old brick cellar to fill with dusty bottles and boxes? Technology is putting a different spin on wine storage: not so much hiding it away as centrepiece of your home decor, says James Button

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November 2020

TEQUILA: A TASTE OF TERROIR

As spirits connoisseurs show an increasing appreciation of premium sipping tequilas, the concept of terroir is starting to be explored with single-site bottlings. Laura Foster heads to Mexico to find out more

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November 2020

SMITH-MADRONE

The antidote to California bling, this Napa Valley pioneer is known for its well-priced and ageworthy wines. Elin McCoy ventures up into the Spring Mountain District AVA to taste

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November 2020

FAMILIA TORRES: CELEBRATING 150 YEARS

Founded in 1870, today Familia Torres is Spanish wine royalty with a global reach that includes wineries in Chile and the US. Sarah Jane Evans MW looks at what the company has achieved, including its current projects to restore ancient grape varieties and combat climate change

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November 2020

A CHEF'S TOUR OF ANDALUCIA

Celebrated Spanish chef José Pizarro has been visiting Andalucía in southern Spain since he was a small boy. Julie Sheppard joins him in the region to discover his food and wine inspirations

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November 2020

Semillon Gris: South Africa's Old-Vine Oddity

Growers in the Cape are nurturing this red mutation of the green Semillon Blanc grape. Malu Lambert investigates the unusual phenomenon, first identified in vineyards here back in the 1800s

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October 2020

20 Great Buys: South American Red Blends

As research and vineyard development continue apace, winemakers in Chile, Argentina andUruguay are producing a diverse range of accomplished red blends. Marina Gayan MW offers a snapshot of their work and picks her top wines from a tasting of more than 200

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October 2020

SUSANA BALBO

The pioneering winemaker has forged an outstanding career in Argentina, helping to put its wines onto an international stage and even extending her influence into politics and female empowerment. Sorrel Moseley-Williams meets the Queen of Torrontés

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October 2020

STAG'S LEAP WINE CELLARS

In the 50th anniversary of its founding, Matthew Luczy recounts how one of Napa Valley’s brightest stars found early fame as one of California’s great Cabernet Sauvignon producers

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October 2020

SOUTH AMERICAN WHITES: A NEW ERA

Increasing experimentation and the exploration of new terroir means South America is now the source of an exciting and diverse array of white wines, across all price points. Dirceau Vianna Junior MW highlights the regions and producers to watch

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October 2020

RUM COCKTAILS TO MAKE AT HOME

Keen to make your own Mojitos, Daiquiris and more besides? Laura Foster shows you how to use this complex and versatile spirit in an array of delicious mixed drinks

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Decanter
October 2020

WHAT'S HOT IN CHILE?

In a country marked by change, winemakers are pushing boundaries to uncover the potential of their wines. Peter Richards MW shines a light on the latest developments in both vineyard and winery, profiling some of the exciting projects driving current trends

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Decanter
October 2020

URUGUAY'S GREAT ASCENT

Revisiting the country after two decades, Tim Atkin MW reflects on the remarkable progress made by Uruguay’s winemakers and profiles the regions, grapes and styles to look out for

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Decanter
October 2020