Amy Wislocki

Amy Wislocki

Amy joined Decanter in October 2000 as editor, aged 28, and has spent 15 happy years since then, immersed in the world of wine and wine magazine publishing. In 2006 she became managing editor. Before joining Decanter, she had a career working on other magazines with a mostly male readership – first on What to Buy for Business (Reed Business Information), a buying guide to office equipment and services. This involved researching and writing reports on subjects as diverse and illuminating as colour printers, washrooms and laminators. Moving to customer magazine company Redwood in 1996, she worked as deputy editor on Psion User, AA Magazine and BT Talking Business. After six months in Bosnia (a sabbatical working as a volunteer in an orphanage in Sarajevo), she returned to edit the BT magazine for two years before moving to Decanter to take up what she describes as her ‘dream job’.

‘Fifteen years ago, the room would have been empty,’ remarked Ian D’Agata, as he opened this hotly anticipated tasting of 11 reds from one of Italy’s most exciting wine regions.…

Pais grape, Chile

In our special South America issue (October 2015), Patricio Tapia reported on the revival of the País grape in Chile – and in particular on a Chilean País wine being…

COCKBURNS LOGO

Decanter recently attended an event to mark the 200th anniversary of Cockburn's port, tasting not only the cask sample of the 2014, but also past vintages going back as far

Cava producers are gearing up to launch a new classification rank for single estate wines, but will it be enough to change consumer attitudes to Spain's best known sparkling wine?…

Symington 1882

Port houses are seeking to improve their appeal to wealthy drinkers worldwide after the Symington family became the second producer to release a 19th Century single harvest Port within a…

Vente Privee Bichot

Wine journalists descended on the bijou Companie des Vins Surnaturels in London's Covent Garden last week to hear how online retailer Vente-Privee plans to sell €2m of wine in its…

Champagne Flute science

There is a groundswell of opinion in the wine trade behind the chief executive of glass maker Riedel Crystal, who recently told decanter.com that he wishes to see the back…

Val d'Argan Morocco

Decanter managing editor, Amy Wislocki, meets Frenchman Charles Melia, who left his family's winery in Chateauneuf-du-Pape to create boutique winery Val d'Argan in Morocco.

Christies hospices de beaune 2013

Bidders hoping for softer prices at this year's Hospices de Beaune auction, following a high sales total in 2012, could be disappointed judging by the mood during this week's preview…

Bernard Hicken

Amy Wislocki caught up with Bernard Hickin during the Wimbledon Championships, where he showed current and past vintages of Rieslings from the portfolio. Jacob's Creek has been the official wine…

majestic

Who thinks wine staff are intimidating? Amy Wislocki finds out why Majestic deserved its Decanter Wine Merchant of the Year award