July, 2014

Bordeaux vineyard

France set to tighten law on vineyard pesticide spraying

France's Senate has backed tougher rules on pesticide spraying following concerns about residues drifting into nearby villages from vineyards, but the house rejected campaigners' calls for mandatory pesticide-free zones.

Rudy Kurniawan

Rudy Kurniawan: a timeline of coverage

Rudy Kurniawan has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling thousands of fake fine wines blended in the kitchen sink of his Los Angeles home. Look back at…

Bordeaux dry whites: a guide

Think the Médoc only produces reds? Think again. With roots reaching back centuries, top dry whites can be found throughout Bordeaux – if you know where to look. James Lawther…

The New World of the northern Rhône

A crucible of experimentation, Crozes-Hermitage is home to a band of young producers with New World attitudes. Matt Walls introduces some of the names you should know, and finds a…

Shaw & Smith and Wynns scoop Mamba Awards 2014

South Australia – and the cool-climate Adelaide Hills region in particular – has taken the lion's share of prizes in the seventh annual Mamba Awards for Australian wines on sale…

Decanter.com focus group

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Jefford on Monday: La Clape’s White Secret

In contrast to exquisite Provence, where the hills tumble like dominos into the sea, coastal Languedoc is flat and sandy: bucket-and-spadeland. Visually un-thrilling, unless you're five-and-a-half.

The UK government wine cellar in London

UK Government sells off top Bordeaux

The UK government has sold off more mature Bordeaux, including several bottles of Chateau Latour's acclaimed 1961 vintage, to balance the books in its wine cellar.


Champagne council sets 2014 harvest limit

Champagne's ruling council has said houses and growers can harvest at a yield of up to 10,500kg per hectare in 2014, following a slight upturn in consumer demand.