Chris Mercer

Rudy Kurniawan counterfeit wines destroyed in Texas

Rudy Kurniawan appeal ‘meritless’: A US appeals court in New York has upheld Rudy Kurniawan‘s conviction for making and selling counterfeit wine – handed down almost two years to the…

Barolo wines at SFWE 2015

Shanghai masterclass on Barolo and Barolo vineyards Rather than ‘king’, the old saying might be more aptly changed to the ‘royal family of wines’, given the diversity within Barolo vineyards.…

Top wines of 2015: Decanter star buys

Top wines of 2015: Decanter 50 star buys [Page updated on 29 December 2015] The star buys selection is taken from thousands of wine tasted during 2015, and includes 14…

Mount Etna erupts 2015

Mount Etna’s latest eruption lasted just one hour on 3 December, but it was long enough to eject large amounts of lava into the sky and leave nearby villages covered…

d'Arenberg Cube

It is costing around A$11m to build the d’Arenberg Cube visitor centre, which is set to resemble a sort of Rubik’s Cube puzzle in the process of being solved. The…

Reims Cathedral hit by German shellfire in 1914

Champagne and World War One: Champagne lost people, vineyards, buildings and markets as a result of vicious fighting during World War One. Don and Petie Kladstrup, writing in their book…

Clement Robert MS

See below for Clément Robert MS’ wines to drink with mackerel, cucumber and paprika tzatziki – a recipe by Michel Roux Jr. Dog Point, Section 94, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New…

Wine barrel thieves, Oregon

Footage shows the wine barrel thieves rolling their stolen haul into the back of a van in Portland, Oregon, earlier this month. Staff at the Division Wine Making Company, part…

Nyetimber, English wine quiz

It’s Back to the Future day – a reference to the second instalment of the Steven Spielberg trilogy that pictured a world of hoverboards and micro meals by 21 October…