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Best Bordeaux 2019 wines: Best value whites

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Weather conditions in 2019 produced a number of highly-recommended wines across the Bordeaux region, with Jane Anson describing it as ‘an attractive vintage’ for dry whites in Pessac-Leognan and Graves and finding sweet wines ‘to be not only rich and concentrated but also precise, with high aromatics and balanced overall’ in Sauternes. Scroll down to […]

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Georgina Hindle

Stars of tomorrow?

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Wines can go from bargains to extravagances remarkably quickly. I put my head on the block and suggst some future cult wines. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Since the early 1990s the Pomerol known as Le Pin has fetched prices that rival those of Petrus, the most expensive red bordeaux there is. Even young wines
Jancis Robinson

Mange, still on the move

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Nick writes his first review in nearly four months. The coronavirus has wrought many changes in many households but in few have the repercussions been as deep-seated, if not perhaps as immediately obvious, as in our home. To all intents and purposes, the two of us carry on typing as fast as we can, in our separate offices, about our related
Nick Lander

Bordeaux Wine Crossword

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Bordeaux Wine Crossword To celebrate Bordeaux En Primeur 2019 this week’s crossword is all about Bordeaux wine. You might even find some of the answers on Decanter.com!  Instructions: Click a cell on the crossword grid, or click a clue Click twice on a cell to toggle between across and down The active cell is […]

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Georgina Hindle

Thomson & Scott, Noughty NV Sparkling Wine

1 week 4 days ago
Could Tamlyn have found the holy grail? From £8.99, HK$95, €10.73, NZ$19.99, AU$19.99, $14.99 To find this wine, see the list at the end of the article. Recently, in The highs and lows of alcohol, Jancis wrote, ‘Developing a no-alcohol wine that tastes good is regarded as the holy grail by the world’s biggest wine companies but in my
Tamlyn Currin

Berry Bros & Rudd dozen

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Wines from £12.25 to £29.95 from Britain's most venerable wine merchant, whose beginnings owe much to a rival stimulant. See this guide to our survey of dozens selected by other UK wine merchants. Now that it is a Rudd rather than a Berry who is in charge, Berry Bros are even more insistent on the ‘& Rudd’ that has so often been omitted in
Jancis Robinson

Decanter Retailer Awards 2020 Chairman’s Blog

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Peter Richards MW at the 2019 Decanter Retailer Awards Ceremony

The Decanter Retailer Awards champion the very best of wine retail in the UK, and in what has been a year of uncertainty and adaptation, it is evident that retailers across the UK have the innovation, drive, creativity and energy that are hallmarks of the awards. As the 2020 entry deadline nears on Friday 3 […]

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Olivia Mason

South Africa – Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch

1 week 5 days ago
Here is the second half of a photo report of visits to some of South Africa's leading producers. See also the first half on Constantia, Elgin and Hemel-en-Aarde and South Africa – a social progress report. After visiting the cooler regions on the south coast we took the attractive drive north from Hemel and over the beautiful, winding
Tim Jackson MW

Bulgarian wine today

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25 June 2020 This report deserves to be more widely read, so we are republishing it free as part of our Throwback Thursday series. 9 June 2020 Caroline Gilby MW brings us up to date on the transformation of the Bulgarian wine scene. I always look forward to a trip to Bulgaria. It’s beautiful, dramatic and intriguing though sometimes scruffy