Champagne 2020 – setting the scene

3 weeks 3 days ago
In the first of three reports on the current unprecedented situation in Champagne, Tim Hall of Scala Wine, who specialises in champagne as an importer, commentator and event organiser, sketches the background. Part two, looking at the numbers beyond the deal, and part three, on whether 2020 might be a vintage year, follow later this week. As

Eger, land of legends, stars and saints

3 weeks 3 days ago
Eger is the mosaic of the Hungarian wine regions: 66 grape varieties; colourful soils composed of dozens of different minerals, metals and rocks; legends of bulls and beautiful women overlaid on a labyrinth of underground tunnels; and, above all, a tradition of blended wines. It's complex and, at times, contradictory. When Hungary fell to the
Tamlyn Currin

DWWA: Press Coverage

3 weeks 4 days ago

Decanter works with a dedicated PR agency to deliver a global campaign promoting all award-winning wines to the wine-drinking public.

DWWA 2020 Press Coverage (Selected highlights) City A.M. Yahoo! News BBC Radio The Guardian Daily Mail The i Yahoo! Finanzas MSN Italy Ansa (Italy) Libero 24×7 (Italy) Le Figaro (France) La Vanguardia (Spain) 20 Minutos (Spain) ABCdesevilla (Spain) Wine China (China) Origo (Hungary) BAMA (Hungary) Jutarnji list (Croatia) mdz (Argentina) DWWA 2019 Press Coverage Judging […]

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Olivia Mason

Diary of a Napa harvest intern – part 4

3 weeks 4 days ago
From deep in the Napa Valley fire zone, Sam Cole-Johnson manages to commune with her keyboard – and took this picture on 30 September, the day before her winery was evacuated. ‘Hey! Can you hand me that hose?’ J (another intern) turns in circles looking up at the catwalk on both sides. She takes a few steps to peer around the corner of the

Michael's 2019 GGs – Mosel and Nahe

3 weeks 4 days ago
The first of three collections of tasting notes on (mostly) 2019 Grosse Gewächse to supplement Jancis's already published. Michael identifies four different styles and strongly disapproves of one. Tasting notes on GGs from the Rheingau and Rheinhessen and from Pfalz, Württemberg and Franken to follow … Image © Peter Bender for the VDP. See also thi
Michael Schmidt

2019 – Germany's breakthrough vintage?

3 weeks 6 days ago
A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See our extensive coverage of German 2019s as outlined in Germany's 2020 releases – a guide. And we're not finished yet! Will 2019 be the breakthrough vintage for German wine? Could it persuade Riesling-phobes to abandon their prejudices? Kindly indulge me while I remind you why
Jancis Robinson

20 exceptional restaurant experiences

3 weeks 6 days ago
Following in the footsteps of Richard's canter through 20 years of fine wine writing to mark our forthcoming 20th anniversary on 1 November, Nick falls into line. This article is being written voluntarily, albeit through slightly gritted teeth. It comes in response to Andrew McKinna’s request in our 20th anniversary competition that, to
Nick Lander