This week, I popped in on a 'new to market' tasting of regional French wines in London. I love these tastings because you get a sense of how exciting regional French winemaking is at the moment from the Loire and Alsace down to the Languedoc. So, here are six of the most interesting and impressive wines I came across.
Re-live the Bordeaux 2014 vintage growing season ahead of en primeur tasting week with this Decanter.com weather infographic, which draws on reports by Christie's consultant and Sauternes expert Bill Blatch and the union for classified chateaux, the UGC.
If you're in the mood to treat yourself and want to see some of the best that Spain has to offer, then see scores, tasting notes and prices on six interesting new releases from the recent Wines of Spain tasting in London.
There's greater pressure than usual on Bordeaux this year, but will the unveiling of the 2014 vintage in just one week from now be a pivotal moment for the en primeur system? Read the views of several market experts below.
You may have heard of a new wine gadget selling for just under US$300 called 'Coravin' which claims to allow wine to be tasted multiple times from the same bottle without ever removing the cork. Are you...
Intrigued. It sounds like a great idea and I would be interested in buying one (1263 vote, 29%)
Cautious, I would have to see it in action before I made my mind up (1239 vote, 28%)
Sceptical, I wouldn't risk it with my old and rare vintages (687 vote, 16%)
Not interested - if I want a glass of wine I'll just open the bottle (1179 vote, 27%)