January, 2013

joy of terroir, terroir,

Burgundy 2011: Decanter’s verdict

Burgundy 2011 is seductive, the best whites ‘pure and willowy’, the reds lively and charming, Jeannie Cho Lee MW says in her summing up of the vintage for Decanter.

Michael Symington

Michael Symington dies

Michael Symington CBE, who led his family’s Port business after the Second World War and helped lay the foundations for its future expansion and success, has died aged 87.

ANDREAS

Meet the Judges: Andreas Larsson

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Decanter World Wine Awards, we're profiling a number of this year's judges, who are some of the world's most renowned wine experts. Our…

naples

Naples wine auction down one third

Florida’s Naples Winter Wine Festival last weekend took a total of US$8.6m – a third less than last year and half the auction’s peak takings of 2007.

Pedro Ballesteros MW DWWA 2013 Regional Chair

Meet the Judges: Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Decanter World Wine Awards, we're profiling a number of this year's judges, who are some of the world's most renowned wine experts. Our…

ExCellar

ExCellar in administration

ExCellar, the wine retail chain owned by ex-Oddbins boss Simon Baile, has gone into administration.

Ledson

Sonoma’s Ledson buys Moon Mountain land

Sonoma producer Steve Ledson has bought 53ha in Sonoma Valley’s Moon Mountain, a region that is currently being considered for official AVA status.

Fires from McHenry Hohnen Winery

New smoke taint test developed

Scientists have developed a means of testing grapes for smoke taint – a vital tool as bushfires continue to threaten vineyards, particularly in Australia.

Vranken Pommery

Vranken-Pommery sales fall

Champagne's second biggest business, Vranken-Pommery Monopole, registered a 5% fall in Champagne sales last year - further evidence of a decline across the sector.