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Francois Lurton of Domaines Francois Lurton talks to Guy Woodward about the challenges of making wine in different countries
Peter Gago, chief winemaker of Australian producer Penfolds, was in London to celebrate the 50th commercial release of the winery’s St Henri Shiraz, as well as showing two new wines.…
A busy week - lots of tastings, and lots of producers in town, particularly from the Southern Hemisphere.
The ex-England rugby hardman tells guy woodward about his alter-ego, Gollum, and his love-hate relationship with the French
Aubert de Villaine was officially crowned as Decanter’s 2010 Man of the Year at a star-studded dinner in London last night.
The boss of UK high street giant Marks & Spencer has launched an outspoken attack on the idea of government intervention in the pricing of alcohol.
As the dust settles on the en primeur week, followers of the lauded Bordeaux 2009 are facing more questions than answers over what is proving an intoxicating vintage.…
Tuscan wine royalty the Frescobaldi family were in London last week to open their first restaurant outside Italy. And what better place to do so than the capital’s department-store-to-the-stars, Harrods,…
Some of Western Australia’s most prominent producers are pooling their resources to combat the ever-increasing popularity of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
Decanter's editor Guy Woodward spent three weeks in South Australia, visiting upwards of 30 wineries, tasting hundreds of wines and meeting anybody who is anybody in the world of Aussie…
guy woodward meets the Mancunian former market trader whose love of a deal extends to wine as well as his art collection
In what might be seen as a reversal of recent trends, two Bordeaux first growths have triumphed in a top-level blind tasting.
Decanter’s team of tasters have given their first verdict on Bordeaux’s 2008s - and the early signs are that the vintage is better than had been expected.
One of Australia’s leading voices in the wine industry has warned producers that they face untold upheaval if they are to combat the effects of global warming.
Lay & Wheeler president Johnny Wheeler has denied claims that the takeover of the merchant was forced on the family firm by falling revenues.
France’s most famous actor speaks frankly with GUY WOODWARD about his life and family, and why working the soil, tending vines and producing artisanal food is a greater ambition than…
Despite global acclaim, consumers’ opinion of South African wine is still poor. GUY WOODWARD looks at how the country is fighting back
Decanter readers put off financial worries for a brief moment at a grand dinner hosted by Decanter and Champagne Krug at the Dorchester Hotel earlier this week.
Last month’s tastings of the stellar 2005 Bordeaux were notable for the triumph of lesser known estates. Decanter editor GUY WOODWARD assesses the implications
With reviews of the Bordeaux 2007s generally mixed, attention is turning to the appetite of the market for the wines - and their likely pricing.
Bordeaux producers are struggling to generate excitement over the 2007 vintage, with visiting press and trade wary of both the quality of the wines and the likely prices.
The Conservative MP and grandson of Sir Winston Churchill enjoys a robust indulgence in wine. Guy Woodward recounts a bruising encounter
Baroness Philippine de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild last night launched an impassioned defence of the high prices increasingly being demanded by Bordeaux's classed growths.
What does a knight of the realm, and chairman of one of Britain’s biggest companies do to relax? Prune vines, he tells Guy woodward
They say never to work with children or animals. To which we can now add another subset. Friends.
A couple of racy anecdotes from one of wine’s leading ladies left an august group of wine professionals squirming in their seats last night.
We’re all familiar with the buttery characteristics of oak-aged wines, but has their day been and gone? GUY WOODWARD finds the answer is far from a barrel of laughs
For many young drinkers, Bordeaux is old-fashioned and irrelevant. GUY WOODWARD meets a group determined to inject the X-factor into the region’s international image