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Debunking wine myths: What to look out for
Sat, 21 Oct 2017

Why they may not be true after all....

Pouring Wine

Do you believe these wine myths...?

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Penfolds launches g3: A Grange ‘blend of blends’
Fri, 20 Oct 2017

Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago has launched a wine that combines three Grange vintages and is expected to sell for A$3,000 per bottle. Anthony Rose spoke to him ahead of the unveiling and got a first taste of the 'super-blend'...

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Penfolds g3 combines three Grange vintages.

Anthony Rose gets a first taste of 'super Grange'...

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Wine making quiz – Test your knowledge
Fri, 20 Oct 2017

We all drink good wine, but how much do you know about where it comes from? To follow on from our vine & vineyard quiz, test your cellar skills in our wine making sequel...

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Could you make a first growth wine?...

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Updated: Top wine hotels in South America
Fri, 20 Oct 2017

Get your South America trip off to a flyer at one of these luxury wine hotels, now with updates including the hotel for foodies by celebrity chef Francis Mallman and candelit stargazing in your private hot tub...

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Vines of Mendoza.

Explore South America's wine regions in style...

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Great value wines for the weekend under £20
Fri, 20 Oct 2017

See our selection of Merlot from around the world - find your perfect wine for under £20, selected by Decanter's tasting team...

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Find your favourite Merlot from these wines from around the world...

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Chanel expands in Bordeaux with Château Berliquet deal
Thu, 19 Oct 2017

Luxury fashion house Chanel has bought a third Bordeaux wine estate, confirming that it has acquired Château Berliquet in St-Emilion after months of speculation.

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Château Berliquet is now owned by luxury fashion house Chanel.

Maison Chanel and its owners, the Wertheimer brothers, ended several weeks of rumours by confirming the acquisition of Château Berliquet, …Continue reading »

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Adelaide, South Australia Best of Wine Tourism winners announced
Thu, 19 Oct 2017

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Seven South Australian businesses are toasting success, after being named winners in the 2018 South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards.

Hon Minister Leon Bignell MP and Tamara Tiller, Penfolds Cellar Door

See the winners...

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Deadly fires hit wine regions in Spain and Portugal
Thu, 19 Oct 2017

Wildfires in winemaking areas of Portugal and northern Spain have claimed at least 45 lives and burnt through thousands of hectares of agricultural land, including vineyards and winery owners' homes in both Galicia and the Dão.

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The aftermath of fires in As Neves in Rías Baixas, Galicia, on 16 October.

Devastating fires claim lives and damage vines...

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Updated: Tasting notes decoded
Thu, 19 Oct 2017

Get to grips with the some of the more obscure tasting notes used by wine experts, with graphics from Annabelle Sing. This week we decode 'camomile' and 'blackberry'...

Don't get caught out at tastings, know your notes...

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Anson: A shifting role for Bordeaux négociants? – Interview
Thu, 19 Oct 2017

Jane Anson interviews Ariane Khaida about becoming head of Duclot merchant house in Bordeaux and her views on what the city's wine trading houses still have to offer amid questions over the current system.

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The Quai des Chartrons has sent Bordeaux wine overseas for centuries. Here it is in 1806. Credit: Pierre Lacour / Wiki Commons Media.

Jane Anson interviews Ariane Khaida...

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Brancott Estate unveils ‘matrix’ sculpture in vineyard
Thu, 19 Oct 2017

New Zealand producer Brancott Estate has revealed the result of its design collaboration with New York-based Studio Dror.

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Brancott Estate's 'Under/standing' sculpture in Marlborough created by Dror Studio.

New Zealand wine group Brancott Estate has unveiled a sculpture in its vineyards created by New York-based designer Dror Benshetrit. …Continue reading »

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DWWA winners at Great Western Wines Tasting
Wed, 18 Oct 2017

A selection of Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 winners will be on show at Great Western Wines' tasting on 2 November 2018

Award-winning wines from the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 (DWWA) will be showcased at the UK retailer Great Western Wines‘ portfolio …Continue reading »

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Codorníu parent firm agrees to move HQ out of Catalonia – report
Wed, 18 Oct 2017

Directors at the holding company of Cava producer Codorníu have reportedly agreed to move their head office address from Catalonia to Rioja as political tension mounts over the region's independence vote. Read more below and see Miquel Hudin's commentary on what independence might mean for the region's winemakers.

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Codorníu cellars in Catalonia.

Unideco board agrees to move business address...

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Hemel-en-Aarde wineries to visit
Tue, 17 Oct 2017

Explore wineries on the Hermanus wine route in South Africa's Western Cape with Angela Lloyd's top picks...

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Explore South Africa's Western Cape...

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Latest on wildfires in California wine country
Tue, 17 Oct 2017

See the latest information on the California wildfires and read Liza B. Zimmerman's report on the impact on communities.

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High winds enabled flames to engulf whole neighbourhoods.

The latest and how to help...

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Destroyed Signorello winery owner: ‘We need to get back in business’
Mon, 16 Oct 2017

Ray Signorello Jr has vowed to rebuild after losing his entire winery building in the deadly fires that have swept across North California in the past week.

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Flames engulf Signorello Winery in Napa Valley. No staff or family members were injured.

Owner determined to rebuild...

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Haut-Bailly owner makes ‘officer’ grade on French honours list
Mon, 16 Oct 2017

Robert G Wilmers, owner of Château Haut-Bailly in Pessac Léognan since 1998 and chairman of M&T Bank Corporation in the US, has been awarded one of France’s highest civilian honours.

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Bob Wilmers (right) receives his 'officer' medal from Bordeaux mayor Alain Juppé.

Bob Wilmers awarded at special ceremony...

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Jefford on Monday: The Tuscan Original
Mon, 16 Oct 2017

Andrew Jefford discovers a different way of doing things at Fattoria La Vialla.

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Pressing grapes for Vin Santo at La Vialla.

Wine is full of colossal pretensions, but not here...

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Wine Legend: Vega Sicilia, Unico 1964
Sun, 15 Oct 2017

Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame?

Vega Sicilia, Unico 1964

Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame?

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How to have the best wine tasting experience
Fri, 13 Oct 2017

Just one month till the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter in London. Here are our insider tips on how to make the most of your wine tasting experience…

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Guests had the chance to try new wines they had not tasted before.

Arrive early: Brilliant winemakers have travelled from around the globe to showcase their wine and you’ve got a better chance …Continue reading »

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