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Wine with turkey: A food pairing guide
Thu, 29 Oct 2020

wine with turkey

Too much tannin can be bad, but acidity is your friend...

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Zachys to auction entire barrel of rare Burgundy in November sale
Thu, 29 Oct 2020
Zachys auction London November 2020
Three magnums of Domaine Jean-Claude Ramonet, Montrachet 2017 at an estimate of £3,600- £5,500 ($4,769- $7,286) each.

Zachys has announced details of its second London sale this year, following a debut in September after decades of auctions in New York and Hong Kong. It also represents the auction house’s first multi-vendor sale in Europe. Named ‘London II’, it has a total estimated value of £2m and will take place on Saturday 14 […]

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Anson: How to blind taste Bordeaux wines
Thu, 29 Oct 2020
Classic French wine tasting - blind taste

Entrants from 20 countries recently tested their ability to blind taste in the finals of the World Wine Tasting Challenge 2020, held at Bordeaux’s Château Smith Haut Lafitte. The French team just beat the Chinese group in the final, with Sweden and Finland tied for third. It’s eight years since the first tournament was held at […]

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Pairing wine with tricky ingredients
Wed, 28 Oct 2020
difficult wine food pairing
Foods such as smoked salmon, sharp sauces, pickles and vinaigrettes can be tricky to pair with wine.

An extract from the new book from 67 Pall Mall, Wine and Food. The Perfect Match.

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Celebrity spirits: which are best?
Wed, 28 Oct 2020
Ryan Reynolds Aviation Gin, Celebrity spirits
Ryan Reynolds Aviation Gin

The relationship between famous people and alcohol used to be simple enough. They drank it in copious quantities, got into fights, broke things (TV sets, hotel windows) and ended up in the gossip columns. But we’ve moved on from the hell-raising days of Richard Burton and Oliver Reed, and celebrity booze today is big business […]

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Wynns’ John Riddoch: an Australian Cabernet icon
Wed, 28 Oct 2020
John Riddoch
Wynns chief winemaker Sue Hodder with the John Riddoch line up

Acceptance of 2016 John Riddoch by La Place de Bordeaux in September — the first Australian wine distributed by this influential vinous marketplace — will see this Cabernet Sauvignon, beloved in Australia, now reach a prestigious network of international fine wine buyers and collectors in more than 100 countries. Fans will also be able to […]

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Napa 2020 'not lost' despite smoke taint concerns
Tue, 27 Oct 2020
napa 2020 smoke
Smoke from the Glass Fire in Napa Valley on 27 September 2020.

Smoke taint concerns and damage from recent wildfires mean fewer Napa Valley 2020 wines are set to be made overall, although the exact amount remains unknown. Trade body Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) said that 80% of its members were still ‘moving forward’ with the vintage. ‘The 2020 vintage, while challenging, is not lost,’ said Linda […]

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Domaine Michel Lafarge: Tasting three decades of Clos des Chênes
Tue, 27 Oct 2020
Michel Lafarge in the vineyard in Volnay. Domaine Michel Lafarge

In November of most years, Richard Orders, a wine collector based in Hong Kong, generously opens up Burgundy bottles from his extensive collection to share with a select group of like-minded individuals. Scroll down to see Robin Kick MW’s Domaine Michel Lafarge tasting notes and scores Verticals of one or two vineyards are highlighted from […]

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US start-up makes aged spirits in 'days not years'
Tue, 27 Oct 2020
barrel-aged whiskies
Ageing is a legal requirement for some whiskies, including Scotch.

US-based Bespoken Spirits said its new ‘sustainable maturation process’ could save the spirits industry $20bn by replacing the ‘wasteful’ barrel-ageing process; a reference to the ‘angels’ share’ lost via evaporation during maturation. It said the patent-pending technology can enhance a spirit’s aroma, colour and taste, ‘enabling almost limitless recipes within days, not years’. The US […]

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Discover award-winning English wines at Grape Britannia
Tue, 27 Oct 2020

Awarded a record number of medals at the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards, discover some of the UK's top-scoring wines with award-winning retailer Grape Britannia.

Now until 20 December 2020, while stock lasts, Grape Britannia is offering Decanter readers 10% off their DWWA 2020 mixed case online with the code DWWA2020 at checkout, including Best in Show medal winner Roebuck Estates Classic Cuvee Brut 2014. Scroll down to see all the award-winning English wines included in this promotion Proud to stock […]

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New Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation granted - Nyons
Mon, 26 Oct 2020
Cotes du Rhone Villages Nyons

The new appellation of Côtes du Rhône Villages Nyons was officially granted by the Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) on 15th October 2020, bringing the total number of Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages with a geographical name to 22. The growing area is spread over four communes in the Southern Rhône: Nyons, Mirabel-aux-Baronnies, Piégon and Venterol. The new […]

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Smith-Madrone: Tasting a Napa Valley pioneer
Mon, 26 Oct 2020
smith-madrone wines
Smith-Madrone vineyards in Spring Mountain, Napa Valley.

One of Napa's pioneer estates...

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Decanter Premium turns three
Mon, 26 Oct 2020
Decanter Premium anniversary, Decanter Premium Birthday

We look back at the last three years…

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Prosecco property: Stunning vineyard for sale in Italy's north east
Sun, 25 Oct 2020
Prosecco estate for sale

A rare opportunity to purchase a Prosecco wine estate in the countryside of Friuli-Venezia Giulia...

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Tequila: a taste of terroir
Sat, 24 Oct 2020
Las Pomez estate, tequila terroir
Ocho’s Las Pomez rancho, or estate, lies at 2,055m in the iron-rich soils of the Jalisco highlands region

The concept of terroir is starting to be explored with single-site bottlings...

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NY restaurant couple mistakenly served $2000 Mouton 1989 after ordering $18 Pinot
Sat, 24 Oct 2020
restaurant mistake mouton

A mix-up with the decanters led to couple getting wine listed for $2,000...

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Abruzzo's Trebbiano: Breaking the mould
Sat, 24 Oct 2020
Trebbiano d'Abruzzo wines

Time to track these whites down...

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The New Zealand wine crossword
Fri, 23 Oct 2020
New Zealand wine crossword

Pour yourself a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and settle down to tackle this week’s New Zealand wine crossword… Crossword Puzzle Maker Instructions: Click a cell on the crossword grid, or click a clue Click twice on a cell to toggle between across and down The active cell is highlighted in blue Start typing in the […]

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Regional profile: Terrasses du Larzac plus 67 wines tasted
Fri, 23 Oct 2020
Vineyard Terrasses du Larzac

This relatively new appellation is proving its star quality, producing full-bodied, age-worthy reds

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10 great Spanish winemakers you need to know
Thu, 22 Oct 2020
top Spanish winemakers

Meet the new wave of Spanish winemakers

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