Wine news (Decanter)

  • Champagne: What happens when a new chef de cave takes over? December 14, 2018
    The role of chef de cave is integral to any Champagne house. But what happens when it is time to hand over the art of blending to a newcomer? Anne Krebiehl MW talks to four pairs of winemakers to find out...Richard Geoffroy (left) and Vincent Chaperon have worked together since 2005 What happens when it […]
    Anne Krebiehl MW
  • Celebrated winemaker and consultant Patrick Léon dies December 14, 2018
    Patrick Léon, who worked with many of the world's top wine estates, including Mouton Rothschild, Opus One and Château d’Esclans, has died in Bordeaux. Patrick Léon He worked on many of the top estates' wines and spent two decades at Mouton... The post Celebrated winemaker and consultant Patrick Léon dies appeared first on Decanter.
    Jane Anson
  • Best Burgundy premier cru wines from 2017 December 13, 2018
    Even many of the best premiers crus can be swamped by the near-100-point scores of the grands crus. So below, we've highlighted the top premier cru wines tasted by Tim Atkin MW recently for our Burgundy 2017 en primeur report...See our top premier cru wines from the 2017 vintage. See the top rated wines... The […]
    James Button
  • Mouton Rothschild reveals 2016 label by William Kentridge December 13, 2018
    Château Mouton Rothschild has commissioned South African artist William Kentridge to design the label for its 2016 vintage grand vin. See the design in full below.William Kentridge's 'The Triumphs of Bacchus' for the Mouton 2016 label. See the new label... The post Mouton Rothschild reveals 2016 label by William Kentridge appeared first on Decanter.
    Chris Mercer
  • Jane Anson’s top fine wines of 2018 December 13, 2018
    See the wines that have made Jane Anson's end-of-year highlights, with exclusive tasting notes for Decanter Premium members...Lafite Rothschild poured at the Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter See which wines made the list... The post Jane Anson’s top fine wines of 2018 appeared first on Decanter.
    Jane Anson
  • White wine for Christmas under £15 December 13, 2018
    Whether you are buying wine as a gift or stocking up for the party season ahead, Decanter's tasting team have found some of the best white wine for Christmas under £15 a bottle... Whether you are buying wine as a gift or stocking up for the party season ahead, Decanter's Tasting team have found some […]
    James Button
  • Best Christmas Champagne: vintage and non-vintage bottles to buy December 12, 2018
    Yohan Castaing picks out a range of Champagnes for Christmas, ranging from money-no-object Champagnes to good quality non-vintage choices... For every budget... The post Best Christmas Champagne: vintage and non-vintage bottles to buy appeared first on Decanter.
    Yohan Castaing
  • Yealands Estate fined NZ$400,000 for breaching wine rules December 12, 2018
    Major New Zealand producer Yealands Estate and its ex-owner have been fined after pleading guilty to previously breaking the rules on wine destined for the European Union.Yealands Estate vines in Awatere Valley. Ex-owner and two former staff also fined by NZ court... The post Yealands Estate fined NZ$400,000 for breaching wine rules appeared first on […]
    Chris Mercer
  • Serving wine at Christmas – dilemmas solved December 12, 2018
    What kind of sparkling should you choose for your party – and where from? Should you let the wine breathe on Christmas day? When should you start chilling it? And what to do with any leftovers? We’ve got your questions answered with our wine at Christmas guide… Get your wines right this Christmas... The post […]
    Ellie Douglas
  • Christmas Champagne deals December 12, 2018
    We've sourced some top Champagne deals this Christmas...Keith Jackson / Alamy Great Champagne offers we have found for you... The post Christmas Champagne deals appeared first on Decanter.
    Tastings Team