Stephen Brook

Reserve Wine

The tendency in California is to create Reserve wine rather than Bordeaux-style second wines, but there are exceptions. At Francis Ford Coppola’s magnificent Inglenook estate in Rutherford, he created Rubicon…

Hanzell, Sebella Chardonnay 2014

Somewhat restrained on the nose, as a consequence of some bottle shock. However, the palate is rich and broad, giving a weighty style that’s balanced by sufficient acidity to keep…

Bordeaux 2014 to buy

All of the wines here were tasted at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux tasting in London in October 2016. ‘Not all 2014s will suit long cellaring, but many…

GD Vajra

Producer profile: GD Vajra We blinked at each other across the table, trying to converse through a fog of his English and my Italian. These days we just speak French.…

Best Pinot Noirs outside Burgundy

Scroll down to see the 11 best Pinot Noir wines outside Burgundy from Decanter’s 2016 tasting It’s quite clear that Pinot Noir can thrive throughout the world, as our tasting…

value red Beaune

Stephen Brook explains why Beaune can offer such good value Burgundy, and picks nine top red Beaune wines to try...