Wine news (Decanter)

  • Top wines of Santa Barbara: New reviews September 18, 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.The prized Sanford & Benedict vineyard in Santa […]
    Tastings Team
  • Finca Ferrer: Freixenet’s passion in the Uco Valley September 18, 2018
    Promotional featureFinca Ferrer is the highest of the Freixenet family’s wineries in the world – and the most dramatic.Finca Ferrer, Uco Valley Freixenet’s highest vineyards... The post Finca Ferrer: Freixenet’s passion in the Uco Valley appeared first on Decanter.
    Decanter Staff
  • Comment: Saving the heartland of Chilean wine September 18, 2018
    How a new generation has been fighting to save some of Chile's oldest vineyards from industrial pine forests and pulp factories. Forest plantations in Chile's Maule region. The fight against industrial pine forests in Chile's south... The post Comment: Saving the heartland of Chilean wine appeared first on Decanter.
    Peter Richards MW
  • Torres opens new Purgatori winery September 18, 2018
    Spain's Torres has opened a new winery in DO Costers del Segre to provide a permanent home for its recently launched Purgatori wine.A view of the Purgatori winery. Inside the new winery... The post Torres opens new Purgatori winery appeared first on Decanter.
    Ilkka Sirén
  • UK gin sales and exports exceed £2 billion mark September 18, 2018
    Sales of gin in the UK were over £1.6 billion in a year, and combined with exports, was worth more than £2 billion, according to a market report from the Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA). UK gin sales and exports have exceeded £2 billion. See the latest figures... The post UK gin sales and […]
    Ellie Douglas
  • How to order wine like a pro September 18, 2018
    Choosing wine in a restaurant can be a daunting task, so expert Amanda Barnes shares her five golden rules to help you think like a professional wine buyer.In partnership with The Platinum Card® from American Express®. How to order wine in a restaurant Five golden rules... The post How to order wine like a pro appeared […]
    Amanda Barnes
  • Andrew Jefford: Understanding tension in wine September 17, 2018
    Andrew Jefford explores the nature of tension in wine, and its relationship to concepts of energy, precision and focus.Wines lined up at a Decanter-hosted tasting in 2013. What does it mean if a wine has tension?... The post Andrew Jefford: Understanding tension in wine appeared first on Decanter.
    Andrew Jefford
  • The Decanter interview: Daniel Pi September 16, 2018
    Never more comfortable than when breaking the winemaking mould, the Peñaflor veteran is a central figure in the story of Argentina’s wine industry, as Amanda Barnes reveals...Daniel Pi The Peñaflor veteran is a central figure in the story of Argentina’s wine industry.... The post The Decanter interview: Daniel Pi appeared first on Decanter.
    Amanda Barnes
  • Protecting vineyards against hail – ask Decanter September 16, 2018
    How do winemakers protect vineyards against hail...? An example of hail damage in the vineyard – in Chablis in 2016. How do winemakers protect vineyards against hail...? The post Protecting vineyards against hail – ask Decanter appeared first on Decanter.
    Decanter Staff
  • Elin McCoy: ‘What is fine wine, anyway, and what will it be in the future?’ September 15, 2018
    Elin McCoy explores some of the 'wine world’s unglamorous realities'... Elin McCoy explores some of the 'wine world’s unglamorous realities'... The post Elin McCoy: ‘What is fine wine, anyway, and what will it be in the future?’ appeared first on Decanter.
    Elin McCoy