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Alternative Australia

If you think Australia is only about Chardonnay, Cabernet and Shiraz, then think again.

4 mins read
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July 2017

Le Pin, Pomerol 1982 Bordeaux, France

Le Pin seemed to burst into view overnight.

3 mins read
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July 2017

Nina Caplan

‘Even if not sent there at Her Majesty’s pleasure, 19th century Australia would have driven a man to drink’

3 mins read
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July 2017

Expert Summary: Peter Liem

Small they may be, but grower Champagnes are in the ascendancy, offering great breadth of personality, from quirky and individual to classic and food-focused styles

1 min read
Decanter
July 2017

Andrew Jefford

‘To what extent can there be such a thing as a “new” classic wine?’

3 mins read
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September 2017

Jane Anson

‘The key to understanding Viñedos Singulares is the word Singular’

3 mins read
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September 2017

Sarah Kemp

‘My aim was always to create a bridge between producers and the wine lover, our readers; to share this magical world...’

3 mins read
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September 2017

'We Few, We Happy Few, We Band Of Brothers'

The Song of Australia’s Old Vines

3 mins read
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September 2017

German Riesling's Dual Delights

German Riesling's Dual Delights

7 mins read
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September 2017

Lympstone Manor Exmouth

Lympstone Manor Exmouth

2 mins read
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September 2017

Kellerwirtschaft Baden

Kellerwirtschaft Baden

2 mins read
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September 2017

Port 2015: A Buyer's Guide

Much of 2015 had the makings of a classic vintage in Port, but not all houses declared. Richard Mayson investigates the ups and downs of this standout year

5 mins read
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December 2017

Not Just Any Burgundy...

At the prestigious charity auction that’s an annual highlight of the wine trade, Peter Richards MW gets the inside track on how wines bought here are helping one UK retailer to tap into a growing premium sector

5 mins read
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December 2017

Pol Roger, Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 2000 - Champagne, France

Pol Roger, Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 2000 - Champagne, France

2 mins read
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December 2017

Brothers In Wine

The castagnedi family at tenuta sant’antonio in valpolicella.

4 mins read
Decanter
May 2017

Vermentino

This variety is loved by winemakers for its easy nature and adaptability. And for consumers, it offers a range of styles from fresh and zippy to rich and aromatic. Richard Baudains and Carla Capalbo recommend some of their favourites from the three prime regions of Liguria, Tuscany and Sardinia.

10+ mins read
Decanter
May 2017

‘There Are, Increasingly, Two Worlds Of Wine: The Fine-wine Machine... And Then The Rest'

A few months ago, I stood in a steep vineyard chiselled out of the acid schists of the Cap de Creus. this jagged headland, stabbing the Mediterranean in Spain's far northwest, forms part of Do empordà; it’s just a few miles from France's Banyuls, but still more exposed. the icy tramontane wind cut through my layers of clothing with dismissive ease. ‘they’re very clever,’ said Didac Soto of mas Estela. ‘when they hear the first bang, they go.’ he was talking about the wild boar, alert to the crack of a rifle; when the fruit is ripe, he has to climb the mountains to wire the entire vineyard against them, and patrol it every morning. But that, I learned with mounting incredulity, is just the start.

2 mins read
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June 2018

In Europe, Religion Has Played A Direct Role In The Growth Of Vineyards

WHAT DRIVES PEOPLE to make wine?

3 mins read
Decanter
June 2018

Vying For Verdejo

Rueda’s signature white wine grape is already proving itself in terms of both quality and versatility, but there are stylistic questions to be resolved. Tina Gellie charts the way forward for the region and recommends a dozen of its best wines.

6 mins read
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March 2019

Revolutionary Road

Sarah Jane Evans MW is excited to witness a quiet revolution in Jerez, driven by outside investment, a renewed focus on terroir and the development of different wine styles.

8 mins read
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March 2019

Discover Toro

Currently enjoying a renaissance, the Toro DO in Spain’s northwest is both challenging and rewarding for winemakers. Natasha Hughes MW introduces the region and its wines – a must for admirers of big and spicy reds.

5 mins read
Decanter
March 2019

Austria's Finest Red

It may be a bit tricky to pronounce, but Blaufränkisch has made a name for itself, as Austrian producers explore its potential for quality wines. Stephen Brook introduces a native grape that deserves to have global recognition.

8 mins read
Decanter
September 2018

Barolo 2014 & Barbaresco 2015

Stephen Brook reports from Piedmont’s Nebbiolo Prima tastings, picking the best of the new releases as well as riservas from Barolo 2012 and Barbaresco 2014, with four top Roero reds too.

5 mins read
Decanter
September 2018

Cinsault: Into The Spotlight

Regarded for decades as simply a useful blending grape, is hardy Cinsault finding favour again? Alistair Cooper MW feels its wines are deserving of a reappraisal.

7 mins read
Decanter
September 2018

Rotundone: Spice It Up

With some wines, you could be forgiven for thinking someone had sneakily ground some pepper into your glass. But there’s very good reason for it, says Matt Walls...

4 mins read
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February 2019

The Bay Beyond

There’s a lot more to Hawke’s Bay than Gimblett Gravels – but is further sub-regionality justified? Oliver Styles looks at the cases for and against

4 mins read
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February 2019

Andrew Jefford

‘Variety is a provisional answer to the question posed by place’

3 mins read
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June 2017

Jason Tesauro

‘To qualify as a great wine region, Virginia needs roots and ageability’

3 mins read
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June 2017

Jean-Louis Chave

John Livingstone-Learmonth spends time with the meticulous, grounded vigneron behind one of the northern Rhône’s great family domaines to discuss the importance of history, nature, aesthetics and blending in his famed Hermitage and St-Joseph wines.

7 mins read
Decanter
June 2017

Letter From New York - Elin Mccoy

‘These parties illustrate a desire for excess and a willingness to spend’

3 mins read
Decanter
July 2017