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Ornellaia 2015 vintage auction raises £123,000
Fri, 25 May 2018

An auction of limited edition Ornellaia 2015 wines with special designs by South African artist William Kentridge has raised £123,000 for the Victoria & Albert museum in London. Additional reporting by John Stimpfig.

Ornellaia auction
The Unique Salmanazar by William Kentridge

Latest charity auction raises money for V&A...

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Prosecco rosé wine moves closer to reality
Fri, 25 May 2018

Prosecco DOC producers are on the brink of allowing sparkling rosé within their appellation, marrying two of the biggest trends in the wine world.

Prosecco teeth

Prosecco rosé approved by DOC council...

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What does Assyrtiko taste of? — ask Decanter
Fri, 25 May 2018

A Greek Assyrtiko has won one of the top medals in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018, but how much do you know about the wines made from this grape?

Assyrtiko tastes of
What does Assyrtiko taste of...?

What does Assyrtiko taste of? — ask Decanter The Artemis Karamolegos, Assyrtiko, Santorini 2016 has won a coveted Best in Show …Continue reading »

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Great value wines for the weekend under £20
Fri, 25 May 2018

Celebrate the bank holiday weekend with one of these great value rosé wines from around the world...

wines under 20

Get into the holiday spirit with a great value rosé wine...

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Top medals at Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 revealed
Thu, 24 May 2018

Here are the wines that have won the prestigious Best in Show medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018.

Full results for DWWA 2018 will be published on 29 May.

DWWA judging week
Gold medals are awarded during the Decanter World Wine Awards judging week.

Wines that have won Best in Show medals...

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Tasting notes decoded: Oyster shell in your wine?
Thu, 24 May 2018

Get to grips with the some of the more obscure tasting notes used by wine experts, with graphics from Decanter's design team. This week we decode 'oyster shell' and 'bramble'...

tasting notes decoded

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

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Smith Haut Lafitte: All the ‘7’s from 1947 to 2017
Thu, 24 May 2018

It might be known as 'lucky seven' in some bingo halls, but vintage years ending in this number have rarely made life easy for Bordeaux red wine producers in the post-Second World War era. Jane Anson reports on a landmark tasting stretching from 1947 to 2007 at Smith Haut Lafitte, with the 2017 en primeur wines also included and three of the estate's white wines from 1987, 1997 and 2007.

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Smith Haut Lafitte in Pessac-Léognan.

A rare tasting of vintage years ending in '7'...

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The Luigi Veronelli collection: Italian gems from decades past
Wed, 23 May 2018

Michaela Morris reports on an exclusive tasting of rare Italian wines from the personal collection of the late journalist Luigi Veronelli...

The Luigi Veronelli collection

Rare bottles from the personal collection of a legendary wine journalist...

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Brexit warning from the Comité Champagne
Wed, 23 May 2018

The head of the Comité Champagne has warned that houses and growers could feel the effects of a 'difficult 10 years' for the UK economy, but that markets elsewhere are currently making up for weaker sales in the country.

open NV Champagne

The future could be difficult for the UK...

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Château Lafleur vertical: 1993-2013
Tue, 22 May 2018

Decanter's John Stimpfig tasted 10 selected vintages of Lafleur to mark two upcoming auctions at Christie's with wines from this legendary Pomerol estate.

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Harvesting grapes by hand at Château Lafleur in Pomerol.

John Stimpfig tastes 10 vintages of Pomerol legend Lafleur back to 1993...

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Napa Valley wineries head off Brexit with UK name ruling
Tue, 22 May 2018

Napa Valley will still be a protected name in the UK following Brexit, no matter what happens in negotiations between the country and the EU, according to the California wine region's main trade body.

California vineyards
To Kalon vineyard, Napa Valley

Napa Valley wines seek to guarantee protection in UK...

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Future of wine may include drones and edible bottles, says merchant
Mon, 21 May 2018

Future wine lovers may be able to eat the bottles as well as drink the contents, after receiving their latest order via drone, suggests a report on the future of wine ordering and drinking, published by Armit Wines in collaboration with a food futurologist.

future wine trends
What will future wine trends bring...?

Gazing into the crystal ball...

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California’s Ramey wines: Latest releases tasted
Mon, 21 May 2018

See exclusive tasting notes and ratings on the latest releases from California's Ramey Wine Cellars...

Ramey Profile
Ramey's first estate vineyard, Westside Farms.

See tasting notes and scores...

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Multi-million dollar d’Arenberg Cube wins top design award
Mon, 21 May 2018

The Rubik’s Cube-inspired visitor centre in the middle of d’Arenberg’s McLaren Vale vineyards has been awarded one of Australia's highest honours for architectural design.

d'Arenberg Cube
Built to resemble a Rubik's Cube in the process of being solved... Credit: d'Arenberg

Visitor centre wins Good Design Award...

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Jefford on Monday: Delta wine
Mon, 21 May 2018

Andrew Jefford discovers Costières de Nîmes...

Vines in the 'delta' of Costières de Nîmes.
Vines in the 'delta' of Costières de Nîmes.

Exploring the wines of Costières de Nîmes...

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Decanter’s debut tasting in Beijing
Mon, 21 May 2018

Decanter hosted its first tasting event in Beijing, China on Saturday 19 May 2018, following events organised in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul.

DAWA Beijing 2018 Top Award Winners Masterclass pouring
Five top award-winners were featured in Professor LI Demei's masterclass to demonstrate the quality of the DAWA

Decanter has hosted its first-ever wine tasting event in partnership with ASC Fine Wines, at the Park Hyatt Hotel, last …Continue reading »

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Pewsey Vale: The original Eden Valley Riesling
Sun, 20 May 2018

Pewsey Vale celebrate their 170th anniversary this year. Sarah Ahmed tastes some current and museum releases of their dry Eden Valley Rieslings...

Pewsey Vale
Pewsey Vale vineyards

Sarah Ahmed profiles Eden Valley producer Pewsey Vale...

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Colchagua producers: six names to watch
Sun, 20 May 2018

Colchagua is home to some of Chile’s biggest names in wine. Alistair Cooper MW picks six producers to watch...

Viu Manent vineyard, Colchagua producers
Viu Manent

The ones to know about...

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Royal Wedding wine: Pol Roger Champagne served
Sat, 19 May 2018

Pol Roger Champagne has been confirmed as one of the wines served to hundreds of guests at the official lunch reception following the Royal Wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Champagne Pol Roger, DFWE 2015
Champagne Pol Roger wines lined up for Masterclass guests at the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2015.

Pol Roger confirmed but rest of list still a mystery...

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Spanish wine and tapas pairing guide
Sat, 19 May 2018

Planning a trip to Spain? Learn how to pair wine and tapas like a local with our expert guide, featuring advice from three of Spain's top sommeliers...

Love Spanish wine and tapas? Make sure you’re pairing them correctly…

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