Christmas 2012

Decanter wine tasting gift voucher - the perfect Christmas present

With Christmas fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about what presents to buy - we've picked the best wine gifts to give this Christmas - whether you're after a professional corkscrew, new decanter, novelty wine chiller or a good read over the holidays, find inspiration with our guide.

Also, stay tuned for our round-up of the best Christmas Champagne deals plus exclusive competitions to win a vintage steel wine rack and Champagne gift set.

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Wine alternatives for Christmas

14th December 2012

Christmas is not just about Champagne and wine, there are plenty of delicious alternatives to celebrate with including Port, Sherry, Gin and Brandy. See our seleciton of the top spirits to buy...

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Vintage Champagne 1992 & 1993: Panel tasting results

3rd December 2012

Champagnes disgorged earlier in their lives fared better than those disgorged later, but both the 1992 and 1993 vintages were praised for standing the test of time. See the 21 Champagnes that...


Christmas Champagne Deals

30th November 2012

We've rounded up the best Christmas Champagne deals from the UK's leading wine merchants, independant retailers and supermarkets, so be sure to find your favourite here before stocking up on the...

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Champagne gift sets for Christmas

30th November 2012

Christmas is the perfect time to pop open the fizz and celebrate, so look through our selection of the best Champagne gift sets to buy as presents or keep yourself to open on the big day. See them...

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Christmas Gift Guide 2012

30th November 2012

Need some Christmas gift inspiration? Look no further than our Christmas gift guide. We've selected the best presents to give this festive season from corkscrews and decanters to gadgets, games...


Expert's Choice: Sherry

24th November 2012

A resurgent scene in Jerez and new, exciting small bottlings has given Sherry a fresh lease of life. Sarah Jane Evans MW recommends her top buys across varied styles: Manzanilla, Fino,...

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Richard Mayson's top 10 single-quinta Ports

29th June 2012

While single-quinta Ports may not enjoy the prestige, ageability or investment potential of Ports from declared years, they represent a real bargain and a true taste of Douro terroir. See Richard...

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Best wines to have with Christmas desserts

19th December 2011

Over indulgence is generally guaranteed at Christmas, so it’s utterly justifiable to match your dessert with something similarly glorious and moreish. Decanter's Mark O'Halleron and Christelle...

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Expert's choice: Vintage Port 1991 & 1992

28th November 2011

With Ports from the controversial split vintage declarations of 1991 and 1992 nearing maturity, Richard Mayson considers which shippers made the right choice. Out of 25 Ports tasted, 15 scored...

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Tom Stevenson's top 12 rosé Champagnes - plus 3 English alternatives

16th November 2011

It's estimated that 150 million bottles of Champagne are produced every year with the majority being consumed throughout the festive season. With the rise in popularity of rose Champagne we ask...