April, 2014

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Minimum alcohol pricing to go before EU court

Scotland's proposal to set a minimum price on wine, beer and spirits has been referred to the European Court of Justice, where a judgement could set a precedent across the…

Stags Leap anniversary

Stags Leap founders mark 25th anniversary

The founding fathers of Stags Leap Wine District, one of the world’s greatest Cabernet Sauvignon terroirs, have come together to celebrate the appellation’s 25th anniversary.

Philippe and Sandrine Gayral

Jefford on Monday: The Négociant Who Never Came

If wines were animal species, Philippe Gayral’s range would include the kakapo, the Bactrian camel and Spix’s macaw. All are critically endangered. Perhaps, though, the rare African ass is a…

Rytis Jurkenas

Rytis Jurkenas: 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.

Kenwood Vineyards

Pernod Ricard to buy California winery Kenwood

Jacob's Creek owner Pernod Ricard has signed a deal to acquire Kenwood Vineyards in California as it looks to premium wine to help it achieve 'critical mass' in the US.

Rueda

Rueda’s rapid rise

Hemmed in between some of Spain’s top red wine regions, it seemed this enclave of white had no hope. But Rueda’s success has been swift – leading to potentially even…

Paz Levinson

Paz Levinson: 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.

Rioja

Rioja 2013 vintage declared ‘good’

A difficult 2013 growing season has culminated in the Rioja DOCa council describing the vintage as 'good', the worst official rating for a decade.

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Rudy Kurniawan sentencing delayed

Convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan must wait until the end of May to be sentenced, after authorities requested more time to handle the case.

Hilter wine

Adolph Hitler wine fetches GBP1,500 at auction

A magnum of wine believed to have been personally commissioned by Adolph Hitler and bearing the Nazi leader's face on its label has been auctioned for more than £1,500.

Emporda

Decanter travel guide: Empordà, Catalonia

The wines of the historic region of Empordà are bubbling with life and Mediterranean character once again thanks to young winemakers in northern Catalonia, as Sue Style discovers...