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Photo highlights: Decanter Fine Wine Encounter NYC 2022

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The Manhatta restaurant was an incredible venue spoiling us all with jaw-dropping views across the city and the rivers, plus a birds-eye view of the Statue of Liberty.

For the first time in our history, Decanter Fine Wine Encounter opened its doors in New York City and what an incredible day of wine tasting for everyone who visited. 50 prestigious wine producers from all over the world arrived to pour their top wines for Decanter’s diverse and enthusiastic attendees. Guests had access to […]

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Laura Timms

Howard Ripley's 2021 Germans

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28 June 2022 Tasting notes on four Mosbacher Pfalz wines, also in the Howard Ripley offer, have been added to the very bottom of this article. 22 June 2022 Some 2021s hand-picked by a London specialist in German wine. Pictured above is the Grosse Lage Felseneck in the Nahe, source of some of Schäfer-Frölich's finest Rieslings. Sebastian
Jancis Robinson

Seriously sober

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Finally, there is a truly delicious way to stay sober. Recently, two sets of the most seriously, and I use that word deliberately, exciting zero-alcohol beverages happened to fall into my hands. They have a number of things in common: they’re made by people who prioritise flavour over trend; they’re about indulging in pleasure rather than
Tamlyn Currin

Drought threatens northern Italy

1 week 2 days ago
It's time to allow irrigation – if only there were any water. The continuing drought in large parts of northern Italy, from the alpine Val d’Aosta in the far north-west to Emilia-Romagna in the east, has triggered an emergency here in Italy. Already at the beginning of June, Coldiretti, the national association of small agricultural farmers
Walter Speller

2014 white burgundies today

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(Almost) pure pleasure. Above, Franck Grux, who made some of the most impressive wines assessed below. Bless Sarah Marsh, a Master of Wine so focused on burgundy that she makes some herself. As attentive Purple Pagers may have noticed, she regularly organises horizontal tastings of mature and maturing burgundy vintages, yielding tasting notes
Jancis Robinson

Book reviews – on English wines

1 week 3 days ago
English Wine Week 2022 (which should really be called English & Welsh Wine Week) started on 18 June, and here are two books that offer, on the one hand, a guide to an exciting selection of producers worth visiting, and, on the other hand, the opportunity to learn to make your own English wine (should you be mad enough). The Vineyards of Britain
Tamlyn Currin

Seek out 2019 Anderson Valley Pinots

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A fine combination of grape and year reviewed, plus a few Chardonnays. I was excited to taste recently released 2019 reds from Anderson Valley as throughout California the weather favoured most varieties, leading to a high proportion of good wines. Quality is also there for whites, though many of these have already been released. In the
Elaine Chukan Brown