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Louis Jadot buys historic Burgundy estate Prieur-Brunet
Thu, 20 Jul 2017

Maison Louis Jadot has announced the acquisition of Santenay’s Domaine Prieur-Brunet.

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Domaine Prieur-Brunet is one of Santenay's best-known producers.

Jadot adds more prime Burgundy vines to its collection...

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Guigal buys Châteauneuf-du-Pape winery Nalys
Thu, 20 Jul 2017

Maison E. Guigal has purchased its first wine estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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Domaine de Nalys is in new hands.

Famous Rhône producer breaks new ground in Châteauneuf-du-Pape...

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Anson: Bordeaux 2016 en primeur review – The inside story
Thu, 20 Jul 2017

Jane Anson gets trade opinions on the campaign, examines why a significant amount of wine failed to sell in a highly rated vintage, and considers a new twist on the en primeur model.

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En primeur samples from northern Médoc at the main UGC tasting for Bordeaux 2016.

Some brokers say a third of wines didn't sell through...

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Portuguese cork chief Americo Amorim dies
Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Americo Amorim, head of the Amorim cork group, has died at the age of 82.

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Americo Amorim has died at the age of 82.

Has passed away at the age of 82.

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Montalcino wine tour: Wineries, restaurants and hotels
Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Plan a wine tour around the hill-top town that has given its name to one of Italy's best known wines. Here's our guide on where to visit, eat and stay...

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Castello Banfi in Autumn.

Visit the home of Brunello di Montalcino...

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Best wedding wines: Top picks and buying guide
Wed, 19 Jul 2017

So you need to find enough wine to satisfy guests ranging from troublesome Aunt Lynne, who only drinks rosé, to your university and college friends, plus that distant uncle who knows his Beaujolais from his claret. And you also need to save money for a honeymoon, ideally in a beautiful wine region. Buying wedding wine is certainly a challenge.

Here's 10 wines that we recommend looking at, as well as our tips on how to increase your chances of a good deal.

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Take the stress out of buying wedding wines.

How to do it without bursting a blood vessel...

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Does drinking wine cause snoring? – ask Decanter
Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Does snoring get worse after drinking wine...?

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Does drinking wine make snoring worse?

Does it make it worse...?

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Salon 2006 marks the Champagne house’s 40th vintage
Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Michael Edwards tasted Salon's latest release in London recently, praising it for its early charm...

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Salon Champagne

See what Michael Edwards thinks of Salon's latest release...

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UK ambassadors should ‘serve British’, says Foreign Office chief
Tue, 18 Jul 2017

UK embassies around the world should be serving English and Welsh wines, as well as other British food and drink, a senior Foreign Official has said at the annual gathering of the ambassadors and senior diplomats.

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UK Ambassadors are encouraged to serve English wine

Both at home and abroad...

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Brunello di Montalcino estate Poggio Antico sold to Belgian investors
Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Belgian energy investment company Atlas Invest has made its first strides into the wine sector with the purchase of Brunello di Montalcino producer Poggio Antico.

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Typically Tuscan view from Poggio Antico, the hilltop town of Montalcino in the distance.

Belgian energy investment company buys top Tuscan wine...

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First Cava ‘grand cru’ sites are chosen
Mon, 17 Jul 2017

Spain's government has approved 12 Cava grape growing sites to sit above all others in a new top-level classification designed to promote single-vineyard wines. 

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Limestone pebbles typical of the Cava region.

Vineyard sites for top Cava wines are approved...

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Barolo giant Domenico Clerico dies
Mon, 17 Jul 2017

Respected winemaker Domenico Clerico, one of the 'elder statesmen' of Barolo, has died.

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Domenico Clerico at a Barbaresco tasting in Neive, Piedmont, in 2005.

Piedmont has lost one of its 'elder statesmen'...

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Worst customer habits in restaurants – from the sommeliers
Mon, 17 Jul 2017

Which diner habits get under a sommelier's skin in the restaurant?

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Habits that get under a sommelier's skin...

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Jefford on Monday: Desperately seeking Silvaner
Mon, 17 Jul 2017

Andrew Jefford hunts down Silvaner in its Franconian stronghold – and is lost for words.

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Silvaner vines in the Schlossberg vineyard at Castell.

Andrew Jefford hunts down wines to try...

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Wine Legend: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche 1978
Sun, 16 Jul 2017

What makes this a wine legend...?

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche 1978

What makes this a wine legend?

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Greek Assyrtiko – Expert’s choice
Sat, 15 Jul 2017

Some Greek Assyrtiko from the mainland is very good, says Joanna Simon, although there really isn’t anything quite like that from Santorini...

Greek Assyrtiko - Expert's choice

Joanna Simon picks out some beautiful examples of Assyrtiko from the Greek islands and mainland...

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Wine myths quiz – Test your knowledge
Fri, 14 Jul 2017

There are many myths and common misconceptions that come with wine, whether it be the reason for 'legs' on the side of the glass or how to perceive quality from labels. How good is your myth busting wine knowledge? Find out below.

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A clue...From the cellars at Marquis de Terme.

Can you avoid being caught out?...

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New wine bar openings – London
Fri, 14 Jul 2017

New! Each month, Decanter.com and Michael Sager bring you news of the latest wine bar openings in London, helping you to find the perfect spot to discover the next big thing in our vinous world.

London Wine week

Decanter.com and Michael Sager bring you the latest...

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For the weekend: Great value Australian white wines
Fri, 14 Jul 2017

Decanter's expert tasting team bring you a weekly selection of exciting, great value wines. See our selection of white wines from Australia with great price tags...

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Discover one of these exciting and refreshing Aussie whites...

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Updated: Tasting notes decoded
Fri, 14 Jul 2017

Get to grips with the some of the more obscure tasting notes used by wine experts, with graphics from the Decanter design team. This week we decode 'asparagus' and 'rubber'...

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Don't get caught out at tastings...

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