What defines ‘New World’? And what do we as wine lovers want and expect of it? These two questions merit pondering because the answers aren’t obvious and they challenge a…

Vietti vineyards

The trend towards ‘cru’ bottlings in Barolo is a thorny issue. Michaela Morris explores the background to the designation of areas (MGA) in 2010, and finds that while most producers…

Susan Hulme MW argues that Aglianico finds its best expression in Southern Italy's Campania...

Italy’s top Pinot Noirs ‘My wish has always been to make a La Tâche 1953: elegance combined with power, and varietally pure.’ I am with Franz Haas, veteran wine producer…

New Zealand Chardonnay Panel Tasting

New Zealand Chardonnay may have been out of the spotlight of late, but the wines are enjoying a revival of interest. For a heady decade, Chardonnay was the darling of…

steven spurrier

Decanter’s long-standing consultant editor and 2017 Decanter Man of the Year hand-picks fine wines for drinking now and recommends others to lay down

Carignan vines

A once-scorned Mediterranean grape is being reborn as a fine wine, with classy cuvées emerging from Spain and France, discovers Miquel Hudin

Chris Howell Cain vineyards

The man behind the iconic Cain Five, Chris Howell of Cain Vineyard & Winery in Napa Valley talks terroir and natural winemaking with Stephen Brook, explaining why he thinks wine…

Corrado Dottori and wife Valeria, Marche vineyards

City trader, doctor, hobbyist, lifelong dreamer: the winemaking bug can strike anyone, whether or not they have an existing connection to the industry. Anne Krebiehl MW meets career-changers and risk-takers…

New plantings alluvial vineyard terraces

What would lead Santa Rita, one of Chile’s biggest and most famous names, to pull up hundreds of hectares of its vines? Amanda Barnes reveals the wisdom behind the Casa…