February, 2014

Valais

Decanter travel guide: Valais, Switzerland

From impossibly picturesque and steep vineyards, the wines from this Alpine canton are booming in quality, discovers Sue Style. And are perfect to enjoy with raclette, see our complete travel…

Bob Betz MW

Bob Betz MW: DWWA 2014 judge

Find out more about the world-renowned names that make up the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards judging line-up in this Q&A series.

Viniv wines

Custom made wine trend arrives in UK

Which grape varieties would be in your perfect blend? Do-it-yourself wine is emerging as a logical next step for discerning drinkers with cash to spare.

Aristide Spies MS

Aristide Spies MS: DWWA 2014 judge

Find out more about the world-renowned names that make up the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards judging line-up in this Q&A series.

Wine Century Club

The Grape Crusaders: Wine Century Club

Have you tried Persan, Susumaniello or Biancolella? If so, you might want to join the Wine Century Club, whose only entry criterion is that you’ve tried 100 different grape varieties.…

Hidden Bench winter vineyards Canada

Jefford on Monday: Measuring Up

How big should a wine zone be? There's no simple answer, of course. The notorious 'South East Australia' flirts (or perhaps co-habits) with meaninglessness, but French appellations like Languedoc and…

wine calories

Should there be calorie counts on wine labels?

Do you care how many calories are in your favourite bottle of wine? Debate is growing in the UK after supermarket Sainsbury's committed calorie labelling on all of its own-brand…