Stephen Brook

Jean-Michel Deiss

Once a pariah in Alsace for eschewing single-varietal wines, Jean-Michel Deiss remains a winemaking non-conformist. Stephen Brook meets him. The trim, smiling man before me is not the Jean- Michel…

Bordeaux: Pomerol Profile

There’s more to Pomerol than Pétrus. STEPHEN BROOK looks at how a tiny appellation with mythical soil became the darling of the Right Bank, and asks whether it now needs…

The Outsiders

They’re young, ambitious, and they’ve all given up other careers around the world to make Burgundy… STEPHEN BROOK meets The Outsiders

Jose Manuel Ortega – Decanter interview

Leaving Goldman Sachs to plant vines in Mendoza shows what the Spanish call cajones. But the owner of super-ambitious Argentinian winery O Fournier tells Stephen Brook it’s just Latin sense…

Priorat

Priorat’s distinctive soil gives its wines an unmistakable character, freshness and staying power, as evidenced by its stunning performance in a recent Decanter panel tasting . Stephen Brook heads to…

Beaune premiers crus

Get to grips with the confusing layout of Corton-Charlemagne, and you’ll find one of Burgundy’s greatest whites, says Stephen Brook. At its heart lies one of the great Burgundy domaines…

Man Of The Year: Anthony Barton

Sense and Sensibility. He is renowned throughout the world as one of Bordeaux’s most high profile ambassadors. He is recognised for integrity, fair prices and archetypal St-Juliens. Anthony Barton, Decanter’s…

Bill Harlan – Decanter interview

Taking Exception: California’s cult wines aren’t all alcoholic atrocities. Stephen Brook lauds the wines of Bill Harlan, but finds his bank balance severely tested

To The Manor Born

Stephan von Neipperg’s successful transformation of Canon-la-Gaffelière is symptomatic of the German-born count’s golden touch with Right Bank properties, writes Stephen Brook

Is this Burgundy’s Best Value Village?

Its vineyards border both Chassagne- and Puligny-Montrachet, yet the best St-Aubins cost a fraction of the price. But, says Stephen brook, you need to know where to look.

Jean-Nicolas Méo – Decanter interview

Once a career as a Parisian banker beckoned. Now Jean-Nicolas Méo is as firmly rooted to his winemaking future as his family’s Vosne-Romanée vines. stephen brook meets him…

Pride of place

Paolo de Marchi believes Chianti should express its origins. If that means vintage variation and a paler than popular hue, so be it, the Isole e Olena owner tells Stephen…

Chianti v Brunello

The extended ageing of Brunello means that when Chianti producers are unveiling their 2004s, Montalcino’s finest are only just uncorking the 2001s. stephen brook gives his verdict on the latest…

best barolo producers

Barolo may be known for its great wine, but the line between traditional and the contemporary methods of producing it is anything but fine, writes STEPHEN BROOK

A home for Syrah

Syrah is becoming synonymous with Washington, as winemakers discover the perfect environment for the Rhône varietal, writes STEPHEN BROOK

Sauternes 2002 & 2003

These two great recent vintages – the underrated elegant 2002 and the powerful, rich 2003 – have been somewhat overlooked. STEPHEN BROOK explains why

Treasure Island

Tasmania lies 150 miles off the south-east coast of Australia, but in terms of winemaking, it’s always been light years away from the mainland’s booming industry. That could all be…

Montrachet, burgundy vineyards

You can barely move for winemakers in the Burgundy villages of Puligny and Chassagne, says stephen brook. And no wonder. The area is home to the best white wine slopes…

Decanter Interview – Joint Ventures

The Lurton family is steeped in Bordeaux winemaking lore. But brothers Jacques and François are now transplanting that expertise into vineyards across the globe. By STEPHEN BROOK.

Interview: Decanter Man of the Year

Riesling king Ernst Loosen has worked wonders for the image, and sales, of German wine since taking over family estate Weingut Dr Loosen in the Mosel two decades ago. Stephen…

Vosne-Romanee

Vosne-Romanée has an air of greatness about it. Home to such luminaries as Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Méo-Camuzet, its wines are rich, perfumed, long ageing – and often incredibly…

Austria’s Smart Buys

Austria’s Kamptal and Kremstal are producing wines, both white and red, that can rival those of their more famous neighbour, the Wachau – at far more affordable prices. STEPHEN BROOK…

Decanter Interview with Chuck Wagner

Most US wine drinkers like their wine rich, concentrated and immediately drinkable. Chuck Wagner at Caymus crafts his wines, including the flagship Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, entirely to cater for…

High Hopes

Despite being dominated by cooperatives, Roussillon has what it takes to become famous for more than just fortified wines – and a small but growing band of producers are determined…

Ghetto Blasters

California’s Wine Ghetto is more industrial estate than inner city estate. Situated in Lompoc, Santa Barbara, it’s home to around 10 wineries, all committed to producing wines of serious quality,…