1999 vintage guide for Italy Tuscany. A successful and reliable vintage.
1999 vintage guide for Washington State Merlot. The long ripening season helped produce very good Merlot indeed.
The public ignores them, but the wines of Fronsac and Canon-Fronsac are the best value in Bordeaux. Snap them up now, says JAMES LAWTHER MW.
1999 vintage guide for Spain Rioja. Yields were down but generally quality is good.
Vintage guide for Red Rhone 1999. Quality overall is very good, though not as exceptional as 1998.
See Decanter's vintage guide for Médoc and Graves 1999.
1999 vintage guide for Red South America. Ripe, dense, flavourful wines with firm tannins and good structure, especially from Chile.
1999 vintage guide for Oregon Pinot Noir. A good year for wines with sufficient structure to age well.
See Decanter's vintage guide for Sauternes and Barsac 1999.
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The Oakville winegrowers took their time establishing their own appellation, but now in place, its distinctive character is shining through. NORM ROBY reports.
JOHN RADFORD looks at a region which has, on the brink of the 21st century, virtually reinvented itself within the last two decades
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Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines are renowned for their quality and breadth of styles, but as
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With a vibrant wine culture, rapidly expanding vineyards and many new growers, the future for Washington State just looks brighter and brighter. TIM ATKIN reports.
A wind of change is sweeping through the bodegas of Spain's greatest wine region. ANTHONY ROSE reports.
...it's a way of life. Drinking fino or manzanilla sherry in Spain, that is. RICHARD MAYSON applauds the wines that fuel many a Jerezano's day (and night)
Like the region's climate, the wines of Vinho Verde vary enormously. Quality and character range from sweetish, fizzy whites to tannic, high-acid reds, but some of the best are light,…
Overproduction and decling quality caused Frascati's reputation to take a nose-dive. Now, however, the classic Roman white looks set for a revival. RICHARD BAUDAINS reports
A country-wide association of independent growers producing and bottling wines entirely from grapes grown in their own vineyards is helping to reinforce the move throughout Portugal towards high quality single…
With its focus on classic red varieties, Stags Leap District is rapidly becoming one of the most distinctive appellations in California. NORM ROBY reports
1985 was a good year in Bordeaux, producing Merlot of exceptional quality, and nowhere did this grape do better than in Pomerol, writes DAVID PEPPERCORN MW.
The isolated island of Sardinia, floating far from the Italian mainland, is making its presence known in the wine world once more, writes TOM BRUCE-GARDYNE
The reputation of the Rhône village of Cairanne seemed almost too good to be true. Decanter sent a cynical ANTHONY PEREGRINE to investigate.
Pinot Gris was pioneered in Oregon in 1970 and is now one of the region's most successful white varietals, as STEPHEN BROOK discovers