Oenops, Apla 2020 (white) and 2019 (red) Greece

2 weeks 6 days ago
Brilliantly good-value emissaries from Greece. From €11.40, 65 Romanian lei, $15.19, £12.88, 19 Swiss francs, 194.90 Norwegian kroner Find Apla 2020 white Find Apla 2019 red I was seriously impressed by this current pair of Greek wines from Nikos Karatzas when I tasted them recently. Here's what Clark Foyster, UK importer of Oenops
Jancis Robinson

Waitrose spring/summer 2022

2 weeks 6 days ago
The plums from a recent giant showing, published to coincide with Waitrose's current offer of 25% off any six bottles, although some of the plums are currently annoyingly evasive. The Waitrose press tasting is one that most wine journalists look forward to, largely because this remains a business focused on key pillars: wide range, good quality
Andy Howard MW

Soldera and Cornelissen

3 weeks ago
Expensive wines from most unusual winemakers. Frank Cornelissen above with his famous Magma wines. What is it about Raeburn Fine Wines of Edinburgh that has attracted them to two of the most cussed characters in Italian wine – Gianfranco Soldera of Montalcino and Frank Cornelissen of Etna? Or is it the other way round, and these emblematic wine
Jancis Robinson

Last chance to enter the Decanter Retailer Awards 2022

3 weeks ago

The Decanter Retailer Awards recognises and celebrates the very best wine retailers in the UK and offers wine drinkers an indispensable guide to outstanding retail experiences across the nation. The 2022 edition will see the judging panel grow with six independent wine experts reviewing entries, including returning Chairman Peter Richards MW, Laura Clay, Andy Howard […]

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Olivia Mason

Châteauneuf tackles climate change

3 weeks ago
9 June 2022 We're republishing this informative article free in our Throwback Thursday series. 25 May 2022 Tuscan winemaker, Katia Nussbaum of San Polino, describes a conference desperately looking for solutions. Under the aegis of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape winemakers’ association and the initiative of Birte Jantzen, wine writer and specialist

Best wine buys at Waitrose this summer

3 weeks 1 day ago
Runner-up: The Whisky Exchange

Waitrose tracks well above its market share in Champagne, but perhaps more commendable is its commitment to less obvious sparkling styles, from top-value Cava to English and beyond. Fizz sales are booming at The Whisky Exchange, which sparkling lovers would do well to check out, particularly Champagne aficionados.

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Amy Wislocki

NZ's most northerly wine region

3 weeks 1 day ago
Chris Howard, winner of last year's wine writing competition, profiles the contemporary revival of Northland and the wineries of the Bay of Islands. See also how important this region once was. At the centre of Northland wine’s renaissance is Rod MacIvor, proprietor of Marsden Estate. Rod and his wife Cindy moved to the northern centre of

The triumphant 2016 Rosso del Conte

3 weeks 1 day ago
Is Italy's best 2016 Sicilian? Last February I asked Ivo Basile, Tasca d'Almerita's marketing director, if he could send me a sample of the just-released 2016 Rosso del Conte. 2016 is an outstanding vintage in most of Italy and I was curious, to say the least, how this legendary Sicilian wine had fared in that year. Rosso del Conte, first
Walter Speller