Stephen Brook

Stephen Brook finds out how the new generation of energetic young winemakers in Bordeaux is rising to the daily challenges of managing the top estates...

Sashi Moorman

One of California's brightest talents, the winemaker for Stolpman in Santa Barbara has also found time to pursue other exciting projects, and to set up his own wine label. Stephen…

Comtes Lafon

Producer of some of the world's best white wines, owner Dominique Lafon remains ambitious, with ventures in Mâcon and Oregon. Stephen Brook visits the famous Meursault estate...

Burgundy, Burgundy cellar

Burgundy can seem intimidating to the uninitiated, so Decanter contributing editor Stephen Brook has compiled a foolproof guide to understanding the region, including recommendations that will help you build the…

Bergerac landscape

The region is familiar to many holidaymakers, but its wines are often all but forgotten, thanks a host of confusing names and sub-zones, not to mention its proximity to Bordeaux.…

Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Philippe Dhalluin

The director of Château Mouton-Rothschild shuns the pomp and circumstance that goes with being at the helm of a Bordeaux first growth, preferring to remain immersed in the vineyards and…

Francois Lurton

Francois and Jacques Lurton broke away from Bordeaux to take in every corner of the wine world

When to open bottles?

Chardonnays should mature gracefully to a ripe old age. But many, less than 15 years old, are aged prematurely in such a random manner that experts cannot pinpoint the cause.…

Meursault

Seven hectares of vineyards have been sold in Meursault in Burgundy, including an outstanding premier cru, in a €12.3m deal.

Vinyards and wines of Mount Etna

The vision of a bunch of hardy newcomers to Etna a decade ago is now being realised - but not without controversy. Their unique, old vine wines are reviving volcanic…

Donald Hess

Swiss-born Donald Hess has managed to combine his twin passions for wine and art, acquiring both at a rapid rate

stephen brook

Decanter contributing editor Stephen Brook is currently in New Zealand, and sent us this report of his first two days.

Thierry Manoncourt dies

Thierry Manoncourt, the owner of Château Figeac in St Emilion, has died aged 92.

rousseau

Charles Rousseau started work at the family domaine in 1946. Today he’s still a presence at the Gevrey-Chambertin star name, alongside his son Eric. And the wines are as captivating…

Viognier

Viognier is a grape that came perilously close to extinction. Found only in the northern Rhône, it succumbed to phylloxera and to the difficulty and cost of cultivating the very…

Jacques Lardiere

Jacques Lardière has made the wines at Louis Jadot for 40 years. A cherub in his sixties, he bounds into the room with a grin on his face. There’s been…

Chablis

In last month’s Decanter, I was quoted as being ‘very happy’. The reason? A panel tasting of premier cru Chablis, which included many stunning wines that I urged readers to…

Chianti Rufina

Seated in the drawing room at the 12th-century Castello di Trebbio, sampling some of the estate’s wines, I heard a door softly open. In came an extravagantly moustachioed, decidedly elderly…