Two new generic names coined for English sparkling wine have had a very mixed reception in the English wine community.
South Africa’s signature white grape variety, Chenin Blanc, has seen plantings fall but it's still enormously popular... By Amy Wislocki
Who thinks wine staff are intimidating? Amy Wislocki finds out why Majestic deserved its Decanter Wine Merchant of the Year award
The English actor and keen wine lover has lived in California since the 1990s, but his heart belongs to Bordeaux
One third of Italy’s vines should be replanted or pulled out because they are making unmarketable wines, Marchese Piero Antinori says.
What actor Max Beesley lacks in knowledge, he more than makes up for with passion. AMY WISLOCKI meets a keen wine enthusiast
UK sales of sub-£4 Rhône wines tumbled by 73% in 2009, according to new figures from Inter Rhone.
Tempranillo will always be Rioja’s anchor, but Amy Wislocki finds producers looking to other indigenous grapes in a bid to offer alternative styles
What does it take to be crowned UK Sommelier of the Year? AMY WISLOCKI helps judge the finals in London
The cartoon stars of the Côtes du Rhône's highly successful ad campaign are being dropped after 10 years, amid fears that the adverts could attract criticism for their possible appeal…
Decanter magazine has published the definitive list of Italy’s greatest wines, as voted for by 19 of the world’s leading experts on the subject.
A South African wine producer has created the world’s first cigar designed specifically to complement the flavours of fine red wines.
It boasts the wine world’s oldest heritage, and has the most unique terroir. Yet sales of Tokaj’s famous sweet wines lag behind its international rivals. AMY WISLOCKI asks why…
The chairman of the 2005 English & Welsh Wine Awards has criticised restrictive EU regulations on alcohol levels in table wine.
David Hohnen, the driving force behind Cape Mentelle and Cloudy Bay, has launched a range of Margaret River wines.
California patriarch Robert Mondavi was given a Lifetime Achievement Award last week in Bordeaux.
Horse breeders vie for land with vineyard owners in Robertson, South Africa, where the lime-rich soils work wonders for racehorses and vines alike. AMY WISLOCKI looks at a region enjoying…
The oldest wine auction in the New World celebrates its 30th birthday this year. AMY WISLOCKI finds out how South Africa’s glitziest wine event has grown since 1975
South African wine producers must have more self-confidence and courage if they are to increase their share of the UK market at higher price points.
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