Ellie Douglas

24 Hour Wine Expert

The 24-hour Wine Expert (released 4th February 2016), in just over 100 pages, covers a range of wine basics, including understanding labels, matching wine and food, common grape varieties, key…

Stocking fillers

Wine gifts: Stocking fillers Moët & Chandon ‘Mini crackers’ Treat someone this Christmas with a Moët & Chandon mini cracker in their stocking – or even use on the dining…

Luxury wine gifts

Luxury wine gifts for Christmas Wine Art from EuroCave The latest product from EuroCave allows users to preserve wine in open bottles for up to 10 days, thanks to the…

Cahors Malbec masterclass, Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2015

There was an informal atmosphere inside the Cahors Malbec masterclass, with Andy Howard MW keen to open up the discussion by getting guests to share their thoughts. History of Cahors…

Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2015

Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2015. Video: Nick Tree Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2015 Re-live the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2015 with video highlights from the Saturday, including masterclasses hosted by…

Harvesting grapes, Hambledon

My London underground commute was recently swapped for a train to Petersfield, Hampshire, to try my hand at harvesting wine grapes at Hambledon Vineyard. Only an hour from London, it’s…

German 2015 harvest, Weingut Ewald Neder

‘The vines protected themselves by reducing their vegetative growth, but after many consecutive days when temperatures rose above 40 degrees, they were at their limit,’ said Lorenz Neder, winemaker for…

Rhone harvest

The Rhone 2015 vintage has been one of the region's earliest starts to a wine harvest, beginning on 27 August, but optimism has been building among winemakers and grape growers.

Video by Aaron Kyle Chateau Siran’s nuclear bomb proof wine cellar was built in 1980 by Edouard’s father, who had wanted to safely store every vintage of Siran from the…

Michelin guide 2016, Umu

The gains for the two Japanese restaurants were two of the most eye catching elements of the UK Michelin Guide 2016, which also further expanded its list of recommendations beyond…

Valley Fire, California

Shed Horn Cellars in Middleton, southern Lake County, was burnt down as the California Valley Fire forced state governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. ‘We are saddened…

Prosecco harvest

This is welcome news after Italian winemakers faced a difficult harvest in 2014, due to high rainfall throughout August last year. Speaking at the Decanter Simply Italian trade and consumer…

Decanter Retailer Awards 2015

Find all Decanter Retailer Awards winners pictured below with their certificates. Photos were taken by Cath Lowe for Decanter. Decanter Retailer Awards chairman, Peter Richards MW, Asda Wine Manager Phillippa…

Beaujolais

Beaujolais has been producing a small quantity of sparkling wines over the past few decades, but labelled as table wines under the Vins de France classification. Jean Bourjade, managing director…

DWWA 2013 Retailer Awards, Marks and Spencer

Best supermarket wines from DWWA 2016 Decanter Retailer of the Year 2014 winner Marks & Spencer did especially well, claiming awards for half of these wines, with two international trophies,…

english wine stats

For English Wine Week, we’ve got all the need to know facts and numbers on the English wine industry in our infographic below…

Ever wondered what goes into running the world's largest wine competiton? With a record-breaking 16,000 wines entered for the Decanter World Wine Awards 2015, see our infographic and read about…

In June 2011 and October 2013, two neighbouring Saint-Emilion estates - that in the past have been of similar renown - have been united by Domaine Clarence Dillon, owners of…

Re-live the Bordeaux 2014 vintage growing season ahead of en primeur tasting week with this Decanter.com weather infographic, which draws on reports by Christie's consultant and Sauternes expert Bill Blatch…