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What makes a good Bordeaux vintage?
Wed, 19 Jun 2019

good Bordeaux vintage, Châteaux Canon vineyards
Vineyards of Châteaux Canon

The late Denis Dubourdieu, former winemaker, professor of oenology at the University of Bordeaux and recipient of the Decanter Hall of Fame Award in 2016, said there were five conditions that make a perfect vintage for red Bordeaux. One and two: early, rapid flowering and fruit-set during weather that is sufficiently warm and dry to […]

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Expert’s Choice: Old Vine South Africa
Wed, 19 Jun 2019
South Africa old vine

This tasting was both fascinating and revealing..

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Prices for top French vineyards rise again in 2018
Wed, 19 Jun 2019
Vineyards in Burgundy leading up to the famous Corton hill.

A single hectare of Burgundy grand cru vines may cost up to €14.5 million, according to the latest figures from French land agency Safer. It said the average price was €6.25m per hectare in 2018, up by 4% on 2017 and double the price from 2011. That kept Burgundy grands crus top of the French vineyard […]

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Volnay premier cru 2010: panel tasting results
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Volnay premier cru 2010

A good vintage to buy - but with care, said our panel....

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Picnic wine recommendations for the summer
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
picnic wine

Plan the perfect picnic with our choice of wines to take with you...

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Probe into Bordeaux wine labels causes concern
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
bourse bordeaux, angelus restaurant

Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux.

An investigation has caused uncertainty among châteaux and merchants in the region...

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Ten exciting dry and off-dry German Riesling wines
Mon, 17 Jun 2019
Off dry German Rieslings

Things are changing, says Margaret Rand...

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Memorial service pays tribute to Gerard Basset OBE MW MS
Mon, 17 Jun 2019
gerard basset
Tributes pour in for Gerard Basset, OBE MW MS MBA MSc: 7 March 1957 to 16 January 2019.

A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Gerard Basset took place at Winchester Cathedral

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Best Bordeaux hotels for wine lovers
Mon, 17 Jun 2019
Bordeaux hotels, Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie Peyraguey.

There's something for everyone in this list...

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Top Bordeaux wine lists in London
Sun, 16 Jun 2019
Bordeaux wine lists UK
Cabotte restaurant, London

Some of the best restaurants in London for drinking Bordeaux wine...

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Sauternes: A fresh debate
Sun, 16 Jun 2019
Sauternes wines

My first Sauternes love was Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1983. I was so enamoured with its vibrancy and citrus and tropical fruit fragrance that I bought two cases for what today seems a very derisory price. You may also like Best Sauternes 2018 wines: Where to look in a mixed year Top 20 Bordeaux dry whites Château […]

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Behind the wine label: 10 Bordeaux châteaux labels
Sat, 15 Jun 2019
Wine label Bordeaux

Château Angélus There are three churches in St-Emilion, and when the Angélus bell is rung, it’s said there is just one spot where all three calls to prayer can be heard. The Angélus rings at dawn, midday and sunset. So the label design was a no-brainer. Fortunately, it’s also a strong image that reinforces the […]

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Prosecco: Aiming high
Sat, 15 Jun 2019
Premium Prosecco
The dramatic landscape of Prosecco’s Conegliano Valdobbiadene territory

Walking in the vineyards of Conegliano Valdobbiabene, it’s difficult not to succumb to vertigo. You have to catch your breath frequently as much for the steep incline as for the staggeringly beautiful landscape. Michaela Morris’ top 10 picks from Prosecco at its best ‘There is a natural limit between the DOCG and DOC,’ says young […]

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Bordeaux 2018 releases: Lafite and Cheval Blanc enter campaign
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Bordeaux 2018 vintage
Bordeaux en primeur tasting

A steady trickle of Bordeaux 2018 releases has continued...

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What makes a premium rosé?
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Premium rose wine

Can rosé achieve the complexity required..?

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Le Marche wineries to visit
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Le Marche wineries
Vineyards in Le Marche

Tour these wineries...

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Great Father’s Day wines: Which wine persona does your dad have?
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
wines for father's day
Is your dad an old school Francophile?

Give your dad the bottle he deserves...

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Majestic Wine in advanced talks over sale
Thu, 13 Jun 2019
majestic wine sale, gormley
Majestic CEO Rowan Gormley says the best option is to sell the group's retail and commercial divisions.

Majestic Wine has said it is in 'advanced discussions' to sell its entire retail business this summer...

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Event: John Stimpfig’s tasting wish list for The Great Sparkling Exploration
Thu, 13 Jun 2019

Every two years Decanter hosts an evening of sparkling wine, live music and canapés. The biannual event brings together over 40 top sparkling wine producers from across the globe to share more than 200 of their wines.

Every two years Decanter hosts an evening of sparkling wine, live music and canapés.

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Taming Château Trotanoy: Wines from 1998 to 2018 
Thu, 13 Jun 2019
trotanoy wines, pomerol
Château Trotanoy wines saw a 'step-change' after 2005, says Jane Anson.

The evolution of this Pomerol classic...

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