July, 2013

Lou Kapscandy

Owner of Kapcsandy Family Winery in Napa Valley and self-proclaimed francophile Lou Kapcsándy discusses his thoughts and opinions on fine wine with Kyle Schlachter.

Medoc storms Lafite

Strong winds and heavy rainfall over the weekend wreaked devastation across much of the Medoc with Pauillac being the worst affected commune.

St Emilion

Winemakers in AOC Saint Emilion Grand Cru have tightened quality controls surrounding their bottling, with new plans to test wines after bottling, and again at five years old starting from…


It doesn't get the media coverage that California does, but Virginia is tipped to be the next big thing in American wine. Jason Tesauro picks out the varieties and producers…

burgundy hail

After the devastating hail storms in Burgundy this week, and following on from hail earlier in this 2013 season, and in 2012, the president of the Regional Council, François Patriat,…

Chateau Ausone

Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A Chateau Ausone, and Bordeaux negociant Barriere Freres (owned jointly by Castel Freres and Suntory), have both won cases against trademark squatters in China.


With Asia's leading experts set to gather in Hong Kong in September, we take a closer look at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards and find out what's behind Asia's largest…

Club Torres

We're launching the new Club Torres and want you to join in.

St Joseph Syrah

I was surprised to discover that I’m living in the biggest Syrah-growing region in the world. This variety is now France’s third most widely planted, after Merlot and Grenache, and…


Remote vineyards and ancient monuments make this region the ideal destination for a wine-lovers’ road trip. Just don’t forget to fill up, says Sarah Jane Evans MW