March, 2014


Get ahead of this year's en primeur campaign as we talk weather, prices and optical sorters with Christian Moueix.

Jefford Pinot vines Aÿ

Generous sunshine: very sinister. No one in Champagne likes early spring warmth. "They’re forecasting cooler weather for the next 10 days," said Roederer’s chef de caves, Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon. "We're very…

Chateau d'Yquem

Fine-tuning in vineyard and cellar and a move towards freshness and finesse in both the esteemed Sauternes and dry white have sparked criticism.

porto GWC

More than 80 guests and 16 international journalists attended the Porto Best Of Wine Tourism Awards 2014 Ceremony, including Manuel de Sampaio Pimentel who represented the Porto City Council. The…

en primeur 2013

Bordeaux chateaux are preparing to display their 2013 vintage for critics knowing that consumers are wary and some of their own recent back-vintages are as cheap as they have ever

Igor Ryjenkov MW DWWA Judge 2013

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.

Travel guide Luberon, Luberon landscape

With its pretty hilltop towns to please walkers, and superb food and wine for gourmands, ‘Peter Mayle country’ is still as enticing as ever, says Mary Dowey.

Bellevue de Tayac

Jean-Luc Thunevin has sold his four-hectare Chateau Bellevue de Tayac in AOC Margaux, in order to pay off debt and focus on his remaining right bank estates.