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Jancis Robinson MW & Hugh Johnson

Almost 50 years since it was first published, The World Atlas of Wine has reached its eighth edition. John Stimpfig talks to its two authors to discover how this revered book has documented the extensive developments in the world of wine over that time

7 mins read
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December 2019

St-Emilion: Finding Value

It really needn’t be seen as a contradiction in terms, explains James Lawther MW, who selects 15 great wines that offer both quality and fair pricing from this much-admired Bordeaux Right Bank region

7 mins read
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December 2019

Chablis 2018

This hot, early and bountiful vintage was a welcome relief for weather-plagued producers. But while the quantity is there, quality is patchy, says Tim Atkin MW, with much depending on yields, picking dates and producer nous. Here he selects 35 wines to buy, from grand cru to Petit Chablis

10+ mins read
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December 2019

The Great Disrupters

There are those who accept the status quo and those who challenge it – and it is the latter group of rule-breakers who are driving progress in some of the world’s under-appreciated wine regions. Simon Reilly profiles pioneering winemakers who like to do things differently.

9 mins read
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November 2019

Vinsobres

Producing wines with a level of natural freshness few other regions can match, Vinsobres isas yet overshadowed by its better-known southern Rhône neighbours, discovers Matt Walls

5 mins read
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November 2019

Stars Of The South

With its plethora of native and local grape varietis and an increasing number of skilled and dedicated winemakers, southern Italy’s wine future is looking bright. Michaela Morris showcases some of its leading lights.

10+ mins read
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November 2019

Celebrating Sauvignon

It’s one of the most popular and widely planted white grape varieties – and with good reason, says Rebecca Gibb MW in her round-the-world guide to Sauvignon Blanc.

10+ mins read
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November 2019

A Tour Of California Under The Radar

The high-profile big names of Californian wine dominate media coverage, but if your interest is piqued by the fascinating and the smaller-scale, where best to look? Julie Albin points to the producers and regions quietly making waves, and recommends 10 great wines to try.

6 mins read
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November 2019

Travel Shock: Myth Or Reality?

Could it really be the case that the bottle of wine you have just transported from A to B tastes different in its new location? Intrigued by anecdotal reports,Jonas Tofterup MW designed an experiment to investigate the claim

4 mins read
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October 2019

Patagonia: The New Frontier

With climate change pushing them into cooler territory, intrepid South American winemakers are overcoming extreme conditions to produce fresh and delicate wines at the continent’s southernmost point. Amanda Barnes finds out more

10 mins read
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October 2019

Old Vines: The Gift Of Time

With many vineyard sites established in the 16th century or possibly earlier, Latin America boasts a significant number of old vines. But as Tim Atkin MW discovers, winemakers don’t like to shout about it

10 mins read
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October 2019

Liv-Ex Classification Expands

All the important fine wine investment news, compiled by Chris Mercer

1 min read
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October 2019

Chilean Pinot Noir

A shift from increasing volumes to enhancing quality is beginning to bear fruit, and signs are that it will only get better as Chile’s Pinot Noir vines mature in the ground, says Peter Richards MW

2 mins read
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October 2019

David Babich

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the planting of the first vines in New Zealand. Josip Babich was one of the country’s founding winemakers and today his pioneering winery is still family-run, with grandson David at the helm. Rebecca Gibb MW meets him to talk legacies and future prospects

6 mins read
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September 2019

Californian premium Rhône reds

We asked Decanter’s Rhône expert Matt Walls to blind taste largely Syrah- and Grenache-based Californian wines with some from France hidden in the line-up. Here he reports on his findings and recommends his top 20 Rhône Rangers

9 mins read
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September 2019

Terra Alta

With its high vineyards and limestone soils, this large Catalonian DO makes distinctive whites from the Garnatxa Blanca grape. Miquel Hudin takes us on a tour of the region and introduces the top producers and wines to look out for.

5 mins read
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March 2019

Proof Of Identity

Malbec, Tannat and Carmenre have each found a signature style in South America. Alistair Cooper MW assesses their importance and asks what the future holds for these varieties.

10 mins read
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October 2018

Coastal Campania

Including the stunning Amalfi coast and Sorrento peninsula, Campania’s coastline offers wine lovers the chance to discover local vineyards and native grapes during a sunny and relaxed seaside holiday. Carlo Capalbo shares her highlights.

4 mins read
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February 2019

Carole Meredith

Plant geneticist Dr Carole Meredith helped to change the way that winemakers think about the history of grapes – and now she is growing her own in Napa Valley. Elin McCoy meets her.

7 mins read
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February 2019

Corbières

Traditionally known for its good-value rustic red blends, this Languedoc heartland region is forging a new reputation for quality and great terroirs. James Lawther MW heads south for a visit.

4 mins read
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February 2019

Vintage Preview Burgundy 2017

A mixed bag is the simplest way to describe this vintage: a bumper crop of early-drinking reds and whites with patches of excellence but also plenty of pitfalls awaiting buyers. Tim Atkin MW gives his expert analysis and selects 102 top wines.

10+ mins read
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February 2019

The Eyrie Vineyards, South Block Reserve Pinot Noir 1975

Willamette Valley, Oregon, US.

2 mins read
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February 2019

The New Names To Know In Napa

From personal passion projects to collaborative winemaking, the latest wave of innovative producers in Napa Valley is taking the region’s wine scene in a new direction. Elin McCoy meets them.

10+ mins read
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September 2018

Lugana

Straddling two administrative regions in central north Italy, this still-developing DOC’s dry whites are already proving a versatile food-matching choice in the restaurant trade. Stephen Brook gets to the heart of Lugana’s identity, and recommends a dozen of its best wines. 

5 mins read
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September 2018

Alsace: A Matter Of Faith?

Could it really be true that religious dividing lines might define the styles of wine made within this historically disputed region of France? It’s something of a revelation for Margaret Rand. 

6 mins read
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September 2018

London For Wine Lovers: What's New

In one of the world’s great centres for dining and drinking out, the pace of progress is at times hectic. Fiona Beckett picks her top 10 of the latest venue openings.

8 mins read
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September 2018

Burgundy Demand Soaring

The region’s appeal continues apace, with cult domaines still the auction stars. But affording them will be even harder following the frost-hit 2016 vintage

2 mins read
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February 2018

The Rise Of Carignan

A once-scorned Mediterranean grape is being reborn as a fine wine, with classy cuvées emerging from Spain and France, discovers Miquel Hudin

5 mins read
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February 2018

Andrew Jefford

‘Bottles symbolise a sort of plenty: the apogee of the harvest home’

3 mins read
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July 2017

Jane Anson

‘Wine at its heart is about individuals believing in their own potential’

3 mins read
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July 2017