Chris Mercer

Reims Cathedral hit by German shellfire in 1914

Champagne and World War One: Champagne lost people, vineyards, buildings and markets as a result of vicious fighting during World War One. Don and Petie Kladstrup, writing in their book…

Clement Robert MS

See below for Clément Robert MS’ wines to drink with mackerel, cucumber and paprika tzatziki – a recipe by Michel Roux Jr. Dog Point, Section 94, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New…

Wine barrel thieves, Oregon

Footage shows the wine barrel thieves rolling their stolen haul into the back of a van in Portland, Oregon, earlier this month. Staff at the Division Wine Making Company, part…

Nyetimber, English wine quiz

It’s Back to the Future day – a reference to the second instalment of the Steven Spielberg trilogy that pictured a world of hoverboards and micro meals by 21 October…

Saint Chinian

The first Saint-Chinian wines gained appellation status back in 1982, but the past decade has been arguably the most dramatic, as it has also for nearby areas such as Faugeres…

A Chateau Margaux auction, Sotheby's, New York.

Sotheby’s said its Chateau Margaux auction held in New York on Saturday (17 October) fetched $2.77m, nearly double the firm’s pre-sale high estimate of $1.4m. Buyers from the Americas and…

Oldenburg vineyards, Stellenbosch

It’s been another whirlwind week of tasting for Decanter’s editorial team including a large Bordeaux 2013 tasting in London. Here’s what else we’ve been drinking: Lamaione, Tenuta di CastelGiocondo, Toscana…

DAWA 2015 international trophy judging

Quick Link: See all winners in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015 Australia led the field with six of the 15 prestigious internatonal trophies at Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015 (DAWA…

DWWA regional chair: Peter Richards MW

There were five judges for the Decanter Retailer Awards 2015, all wine experts but all with different kinds of experience. See them here:   Peter Richards MW is chair of…