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20 great-value French white wines under £25

7 hours 20 minutes ago

From sparkling to sweet wines, our list spans the whole of France covering the major regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Loire as well as Alsace and Languedoc-Roussillon. Several own-brand supermarket wines make the list – perfect for stocking up straight from the high street – with prices as low as £7.99. Over half the […]

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Georgina Hindle

Chalking up to scallops, radish, peanut, chilli and lime

10 hours 32 minutes ago
Tam goes on a food and English wine matching mission. Our 19th wedding anniversary was supposed to be spent overlooking the blue waters of the Indian Ocean on the beautiful south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa – miles of white sands, the scent of fynbos, warm sunshine, Swartland bush-vine Chenin and a plenitude of fresh seafood. Lockdow
Tamlyn Currin

Couly-Dutheil, Les Gravières 2017 Chinon

10 hours 32 minutes ago
A beautiful Cabernet Franc at a beautiful price. From €12.40, £13.50, $17.99, 257.20 Brazilian reais Find this wine I think I could honestly say that I approach every Cabernet Franc, in theory one of my favourite red wine grapes, in search of a replica of a couple of the finest red Loires I can remember. I fell in love with their
Jancis Robinson

Exciting new wave wines from Spain

11 hours 20 minutes ago

Well known for its classic wine regions such as Rioja and established icons like Vega Sicilia, Spain is also home to a huge number of innovative producers who are pushing the boundaries of viticulture and winemaking in the country. The Viñateros tasting in London was a showcase of their talents. In Spanish the term viñatero […]

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Julie Sheppard

Where to buy wine: Award-winning retailers that deliver amid lockdown

1 day 4 hours ago

The Decanter Retailer Awards aim to offer wine drinkers an indispensable guide to the best retail experiences in the UK, rewarding innovation, drive, creativity, energy and evangelism. With top wine selections and attention to detail, there is perhaps no better time to highlight some of the 2019 award-winning merchants that have been able to continue business despite temporarily closed shopfronts.

Last month Decanter contributor Chris Wilson looked at creative ways wine merchants have pivoted their business models to offer delivery to customers during lockdown stating, “While many have always offered a delivery service and are simply upping their game by offering free delivery to local customers or slashing delivery fees, some are getting on the […]

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Olivia Mason

Tomorrow night is English wine night

1 day 10 hours ago
Tomorrow night a big celebration is planned. Tam hopes you’ve already got your bottle of English wine chilling in the fridge in anticipation. If you’re wondering what on earth I’m on about, it’s #theBIGenglishwinegoodfriday, an idea started by the energetic Jacob Leadley, winemaker and co-founder of Black Chalk Winery, when he tweeted, ‘If every
Tamlyn Currin

Natural v industrial wine

1 day 10 hours ago
John Barker is a New Zealand-based lawyer and consultant. He has a long involvement in international wine law and policy, including as the first New World candidate for the role of OIV Director General. Here he puts natural wine in historical context. What is wine? By and large, we take it for granted that wine is made from the fermentation of

Wine online – lockdown learning

2 days 10 hours ago
10 April 2020 Another offering today, featuring one of our team of MWs, and a survivor of Covid-19, Ali Cooper 9 April 2020 Three new online learning options have been added today, at the top of the existing list. 8 April 2020 A guide to some of the many online opportunities to commune with wine that have emerged recently. Without sharing
Richard Hemming MW

Oeno struts its stuff

2 days 10 hours ago
The first showcase of an ambitious new wine trader reviewed. Oeno boldly claims to be 'more than just a group. It’s a dynamic and innovative entity that sets trends and reshapes the way investors enjoy the fine wine market.' There is certainly no shortage of wine merchants’ ‘portfolio’ tastings in London, where the aim is to showcase their
Alistair Cooper MW