February, 2012

Valdo Prosecco, prosecco,

Oro Puro: a new name in top-class Prosecco

Looking at the gentle hills of the DOCG Valdobbiadene district, not far from Venice, it is remarkable how the sinuous lines of vineyards mark the boundary between earth and sky.…

Castello Banfi

Castello Banfi – An Artisan’s Approach

There is great anticipation for the release of the first bottles of the 2007 vintage Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino and the estate’s top cru, Poggio alle Mura. By law…

Premiere Napa Valley

Premiere Napa Valley breaks $3m barrier

The annual Premiere Napa Valley charity wine auction raised a record total of US$3.1m, breaking through the US$3m barrier for the first time.

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Jefford on Monday: The Revolution Which Wasn’t

The biggest change in my lifetime? That's an easy one: the advent first of the computer, and then of the internet. How would you explain this to Julius Caesar, Charlemagne…

Sotheby's: The Classic Cellar from a Great American Collector

Asian buyers branch out

Interest in Burgundy and beyond continues to rise in the fine wine auction market.

Bordeaux 2011 picture of Christie's Chinese chateau names

Bordeaux approves official Chinese names

Bordeaux's classified growths have approved the first-ever standardised Chinese translation of their names, Decanter.com can exclusively reveal.

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Vanquish tackles ‘authenticity issue’

Vanquish, the London partner of Spectrum Wine Auctions, is trying to establish the authenticity of 21 lots removed from its auction on 8 February.

Royal Opera House

Advance bids open for charity wine auction

Wine lovers in search of elusive wines including Haut-Brion imperials direct from Prince Robert of Luxembourg's cellar are now able to place absentee bids if they are unable to attend…