July, 2013

Lou Kapscandy

Interview: Lou Kapcsandy

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

Storms wreak havoc across the Medoc

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

St Emilion

Saint Emilion tightens bottling quality controls

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…


Virginia: America’s Old World

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

Burgundy to revisit anti-hail measures

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

Chateau Ausone wins trademark case in China

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.


An insight into the Decanter Asia Wine Awards

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

Club Torres

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

St Joseph Syrah

Jefford on Monday: Syrah’s Mystery Ailment

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…


Decanter travel guide: Peloponnese, Greece

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