January, 2013

joy of terroir, terroir,

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 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

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

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

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

Ledson

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

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

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.

national rifle association

Wine enthusiasts can now indulge their passion and back the right to bear arms at the same time by joining the National Rifle Association of America's Wine Club.

Treasury wine estates

Speculation is growing that Penfold's and Wolf Blass owner Treasury Wine Estates could be a takeover target, with a rumoured price tag as high as A$4bn-plus.