New-wave California K–W

3 weeks 5 days ago
The second half of a survey of some of the brightest and best of California. See also New-wave California A–J. Below are tasting notes on 63 wines grouped by producer. As in the first half of this report, the introductions to these producers vary enormously in length and depth, from brief one-liners to something much longer about those producers
Jancis Robinson

Californian Chardonnay – fast fader extraordinaire

3 weeks 5 days ago
11 June 2020 This is a really long trip down Memory Lane in our Throwback Thursday series. We're publishing it now to show what a distance has been travelled by California wine since the article below was published 19 years ago in the early days of At the time, before I resigned in 2010, I was still a wine consultant for British
Jancis Robinson

New-wave California A–J

3 weeks 6 days ago
California is about so much more than Napa Cabernet and basic brands, and more and more of these lighter, fresher, more original wines are available outside the US. Here's a taste of some of them. See also New-wave California K–W, to be published tomorrow. Picture of the sandy Evangelho Vineyard in Contra Costa County by Larry Piggins. These 61
Jancis Robinson

Vivino – does it benefit merchants?

3 weeks 6 days ago
How does the world's most popular wine app make money behind the screens? Within ten years of being launched, Vivino has become one of the most important wine apps in the world – not only for the 43 million users who use it as a personal sommelier and social network, but also for merchants who, since 2017, have been able to sell through the
Richard Hemming MW

US tariffs and the pandemic – double jeopardy

4 weeks ago
Burgundy is not just small family domaines. Matthew Hayes talks to those in charge of the much larger enterprises that are potentially more exposed, like so many European wine producers, to current misfortunes. For most of Europe’s wine producers, 2020 started going awry in October 2019 when President Trump decided (in his infinite wisdom) to

Decanter Retailer Awards judge spotlight: Q&A with Kate Hawkings

4 weeks ago

Entries to the 2020 Decanter Retailer Awards close in just one month, then the judging begins. Ahead of this, get to know the newest member of the 2020 judging panel, Kate Hawkings, as she addresses the UK wine retail industry, current trends and more.

Tell us about yourself. How did you get into the drinks industry? I come from a restaurant background, beginning as a waitress when I was a student (MANY years ago) where I fell in love with the world of eating and drinking, and that’s where I began to learn about wine. I went on to […]

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Olivia Mason

Bordeaux 2019 right bank

4 weeks 1 day ago
15 June New additions to this article: wines from Quintus, Troplong Mondot, L'If, Le Pin, Nénin, Ch de Sales and the Lafleur stable (including Grand Village). See this guide to our coverage of Bordeaux 2019. 8 June James Lawther MW, for many years a Bordeaux resident and an experienced reporter on primeur samples there for Decanter magazine, has

What's hot in New York

4 weeks 1 day ago
Anna-Lisa Campos, who has been working in the wine business in New York since 2007, is quoted in Saturday’s article about Savoie. Here she outlines general current trends in the world’s most fashion-conscious wine market. Our picture shows an all-too-quiet Terroir Tribeca wine bar, pre-pandemic the scene of much vogueish drinking.With friends on

Wine Legend: Château Figeac 1949

4 weeks 1 day ago

Wine Legend: Château Figeac 1949, St-Emilion 1GCC, Bordeaux, France Bottles produced N/A Composition 50% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec Yield 25hl/ha Alcohol 12% Release price N/A Price today A jeroboam of the wine was sold at Christie’s in 2017 for £8,225 A legend because… Long regarded as an archetypal Bordeaux, with […]

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Stephen Brook

A guide to independent dozens

1 month ago
Almost every Friday during lockdown we have been publishing reports on a dozen wines chosen by a range of independent merchants in the UK. Our hope is that many of these wines are available in countries other than the UK. Here's a list of those surveyed so far, most recent at the top of the list. Vindependents 19 June 2020 Jeroboams 12