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Cru bourgeois and the new order
Tue, 25 Sep 2018

Panos Kakaviatos looks at plans for the return to a tiered system in 2020 and discovers why opinions are still divided today in Bordeaux.

This article was first published in a free Bordeaux 2018 supplement alongside Decanter magazine's July issue of the same year. It is now available online to Premium subscribers, with the cru bourgeois 'class of 2016' being named this week, .

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Cru Bourgeois to get new classification.

Looking ahead to 2020...

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Learn about Whisky
Tue, 25 Sep 2018

As a spirits category whisky is incredibly diverse with several sub-divisions of style, flavour and general appeal, based on the method and country or specific region of manufacture. We take a closer look at whisky, how it's made and the essential facts.

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Whisky Whisk(e)y is a type of distilled alcohol beverage made from any grain-based product, fermented, distilled and generally matured in …Continue reading »

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Somm 3 film review: How it compares to the first two
Mon, 24 Sep 2018

The third instalment of the Somm film series looks at some of the people who have played a major role in shaping the wine industry we know today. Below is a report from the premiere in Napa.

Somm 3
Somm 3 is set for release later this year.

Looking at the people who shaped the wine world...

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First taste: Clos des Goisses 2009 new release
Mon, 24 Sep 2018

Simon Field MW reports from an preview tasting of the Clos des Goisses 2009 and Juste Rosé 2007 vintage Champagnes, with tasting notes available exclusively to Premium subscribers.

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How the 2009 vintage is shaping up...

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Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018 winners revealed
Mon, 24 Sep 2018

See all of the medal winners at the 2018 Decanter Asia Wine Awards...

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Gold medal winners at DAWA 2018 with labels hidden.

Full results just published...

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Jefford on Monday: PDOs and the Brexit crisis
Mon, 24 Sep 2018

Andrew Jefford analyses the reasons why Britain is trying to back-track on its place-name agreements.

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How far will UK go on trade barriers after Brexit?

Analysing the UK stance on protected wine names...

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Château Prieuré-Lichine: New reviews show a gear shift
Sat, 22 Sep 2018

This Margaux estate has really started to punch above its historical position as a fourth growth in the Bordeaux 1855 classification, helped by significant investment in the cellar, writes Jane Anson.

Château Prieuré-Lichine in Margaux.
Château Prieuré-Lichine in Margaux.

This Margaux estate has taken a big step up...

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Tasting notes decoded: Marmalade in your wine?
Fri, 21 Sep 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 'marmalade'...

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

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Best Paris restaurants in 2018: A wine lover’s guide
Fri, 21 Sep 2018

Planning a romantic break in the French capital? Sophie Dening chooses eight restaurants with great wine lists...

In partnership with The Platinum Card® from American Express®.

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Anahi

Where to eat in the French capital...

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Highlights: Decanter Retailer Awards Ceremony
Fri, 21 Sep 2018

Retailers from across the UK gathered at the OXO2 on Thursday 20 September to celebrate the annual Decanter Retailer of the Year Awards, here are some of the highlights...

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Where to buy wine: Decanter Retailer Awards winners 2018
Thu, 20 Sep 2018

Find out which UK supermarkets, wine merchants and independent retailers won prizes at this year’s Decanter Retailer of the Year Awards...

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Vini Italiani, runner-up in the Italy specialist category at the 2018 awards.

See the winners...

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Media Centre — Retailer Awards
Thu, 20 Sep 2018

Decanter Retailer Awards logos Download hi-res logos: Decanter Retailer Awards 2018 2018 Retailer Awards generic logo 2018 Retailer Awards Shortlisted …Continue reading »

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Bordeaux 2018: How it’s shaping up as harvest begins
Thu, 20 Sep 2018

It has been a complicated growing season in Bordeaux in 2018, but many winemakers have been able to banish memories of the devastating 2017 frost and plenty of sunshine hours in recent weeks are giving rise to optimism.

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Harvest begins at night at Château de Viens in the Côtes de Bourg area.

A complicated growing season but optimism has risen in recent weeks...

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From the archive: Australian GSM panel tasting results
Thu, 20 Sep 2018

The best wines were terrific, but essentially it was a mixed bag for an evolving style, said our panel of expert tasters after putting around 70 Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvèdre wines through their paces. See the top scorers below...

Originally published in the April 2016 issue of Decanter and now re-published online, exclusively for Decanter Premium subscribers.

Australian GSM

'The best wines were terrific, but essentially it was a mixed bag' for an evolving style...

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Great Wine Capitals: Mainz | Rheinhessen Best of Wine Tourism winners 2019
Wed, 19 Sep 2018

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See the winners, after ten years membership in the Great Wine Capitals network...

The garden at the Listmann winery.

See the winners...

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Bodegas Salentein celebrates its 20th vintage
Wed, 19 Sep 2018

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The pioneers of the Uco Valley reach landmark anniversary...

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Bodegas Salentein in Uco Valley.

The pioneers of the Uco Valley reach landmark anniversary...

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El Enemigo: A blend of terroir, Cabernet Franc and the Uco Valley
Wed, 19 Sep 2018

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Wines that represent the very essence of their terroir...

El Enemigo cellar

Wines that represent the very essence of their terroir...

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Top wines of Santa Barbara: New reviews
Tue, 18 Sep 2018

Here you can find exclusive tasting notes by our experts, including several newly published this week from Stephen Brook; plus a brief guide to Santa Barbara, where Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Rhône varieties have made a case for elevating this California region to the wine world's top table.

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The prized Sanford & Benedict vineyard in Santa Barbara County.

With new, exclusive reviews from Stephen Brook...

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Finca Ferrer: Freixenet’s passion in the Uco Valley
Tue, 18 Sep 2018

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Finca Ferrer is the highest of the Freixenet family’s wineries in the world — and the most dramatic.

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Finca Ferrer, Uco Valley

Freixenet’s highest vineyards...

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Comment: Saving the heartland of Chilean wine
Tue, 18 Sep 2018

How a new generation has been fighting to save some of Chile's oldest vineyards from industrial pine forests and pulp factories.

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Forest plantations in Chile's Maule region.

The fight against industrial pine forests in Chile's south...

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