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The Great Italian Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2008 – report

The Grand Tasting - pictures Masterclasses - reports and picures Great wines from the Encounter

The Grand Tasting – pictures

On 17 May 2008, Decanter hosted the Great Italian Fine Wine Encounter, bringing over 300 fine wines and 80 top producers under one roof in London’s Landmark Hotel. We present a selection of pictures from the Grand Tasting

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Masterclasses – reports and pictures

>Heights of Chianti Classico

Steven Spurrier

In 2007, Steven Spurrier said that ‘Chianti Classico will be replacing Médoc in many a wine lover’s cellar’. This masterclass set out to prove the point, identifying both established and emerging Chianti producers, and comparing their best wines. Read the report


Allegra Antinori

The new generation of Italy’s most famous wine producer, daughter of former Decanter Man of the Year, Marchese Piero Antinori, presented a top selection of wines from this ever-evolving company. Read the report

>Delights of Piedmont

Michael Garner

Author of Barolo – Tar & Roses, Michael Garner has followed the development of Italy’s Piedmont region for more than 20 years. Here he presented his pick of both Piedmont’s jewel in the crown (DOCG Barolo) and some of the exciting blends the region is now producing. Read the report

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Great wines from the Encounter

Filippo Bartolotta and Christelle Guibert select the best wines from Decanter’s 2008 Great Italian Fine Encounter.

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