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DWWA Regional Chair for the UK: Stephen Skelton MW
Mon, 19 Nov 2018

Stephen Skelton MW is Regional Chair for the UK at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2019.

Stephen Skelton MW
Stephen Skelton MW

Stephen Skelton MW is a consultant to the English wine industry and is involved with planting vineyards for the production of both still and sparkling wine.

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Steven Spurrier’s wines of the month
Sun, 18 Nov 2018

Decanter’s long-standing consultant editor hand-picked fine wines for drinking now and for the cellar, based on tastings that he has attended recently.

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From Australian Shiraz to German Riesling...

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Ten exciting Virginia wines to try
Sat, 17 Nov 2018

Virginia has cultivated vineyards since 1619, a long history for an American wine region, but the past 20-30 years have seen real development. Here are producers to watch and a selection of wines to try, plus news of a potential AVA...

Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia wine
Barboursville Vineyards in Virginia.

Producers to watch and latest developments in this US region...

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Bordeaux 1983 versus 1982: Top Left Bank wines re-tasted
Sat, 17 Nov 2018

It’s one thing to hold up the 1982 as one of the most iconic vintages of all time. But it’s infinitely more interesting to test out how it has held up next to wines that are one year younger from the same estates. And from a vintage which, at least in pockets, has been called out as an equal to, or even a better version of, its iconic stable mate.

Bordeaux 1982 1983

How the wines have aged and where '83 can rival the fabled '82...

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Burgundy 2018: A vintage to rival the mythical 1947?
Fri, 16 Nov 2018

There are whispers that Burgundy 2018 could become one of the region's all-time great vintages. Tim Atkin MW, Decanter's Burgundy correspondent, reports on the mood ahead of this year's Hospices de Beaune auction.

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Working Bonneau du Martray vineyards in Corton-Charlemagne in the autumn sun. Temperatures were 15 degrees Celsius on 9 November.

Optimism is running high for the newest Burgundy vintage...

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Best Cava sparkling wines from top producers
Fri, 16 Nov 2018

A new top-tier classification for Cava in 2017 has led to a renewed focus on quality for Spain’s premier sparkling wine producers. Here are ten names to know, with 20 wines to seek out...

best cava wine
Cava wines in the cellars in the Penedés region.

Ten great producers and wines to try from each...

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DWWA Regional Chair for Beaujolais & South of France: Bernard Burtschy
Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Bernard Burtschy is Regional Chair for Beaujolais, South West and Rest of France at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2019.

Bernard Burtschy
Bernard Burtschy

Bernard Burtschy writes for l’Avis du Vin, a weekly column in French publication Le Figaro.

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DWWA Regional Chair for Spain: Ferran Centelles
Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Ferran Centelles is joint Regional Chair for Spain with Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2019.

Ferran Centelles
Ferran Centelles

Ferran Centelles is joint Regional Chair for Spain with Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2017

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DWWA Regional Chair for Middle East & Asia: Poh Tiong Ch’ng
Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Poh Tiong Ch'ng is Regional Chair for Asia at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2019.

Poh Tiong Ch'ng
Poh Tiong Ch'ng

A lawyer by training, Poh Tiong Ch'ng published the world’s first Chinese Bordeaux Guide in 2000.

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Money-no-object Burgundy wines for Christmas
Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Burgundy can work brilliantly on the Christmas dinner table, and we've rounded up some reviews of the very best...

Money-no-object Burgundy for Christmas
Christophe Roumier of Domaine Georges Roumier in the cellar...

Top of the range Burgundy to track down...

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Comparing the last five great Bordeaux vintages
Thu, 15 Nov 2018

How do 2016, 2015, 2010, 2009 and 2005 stack up against each other in terms of style, character and pricing? Jane Anson draws on fresh figures and analysis to provide an overview of some of the key points to consider.

St-Estèphe 2016 wines
St-Estèphe wines at Bordeaux en primeur week for the 2016 vintage.

And a look at price movements since primeur release...

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Malibu Coast wineries report ‘extensive’ fire damage
Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Wildfires outside of Los Angeles have caused serious destruction to winery property and vineyards in the Malibu Coast AVA, according to winemakers, as firefighters across California continue to battle to save lives and homes in some of the deadliest blazes in the state’s history.

Malibu coast fire
Vines helped to serve as a fire breaker in some cases in the Woolsey fire affecting Malibu Coast AVA.

Malibu Coast winemakers report 'extensive' damage as firefighters battle to save lives and property...

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DWWA Chairman Emeritus: Steven Spurrier
Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Steven Spurrier is the Decanter World Wine Awards Chairman Emeritus.

Steven Spurrier
DWWA Chairman Emeritus: Steven Spurrier

Steven Spurrier is Decanter's consultant editor and has been involved in the wine trade since 1964.

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DWWA Regional Chair for Central Italy: Jane Hunt MW
Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Jane Hunt MW is Regional Chair for Central Italy (excluding Tuscany) at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2019.

Jane Hunt MW
Jane Hunt MW

Jane Hunt MW, with a wine career spanning 40 years, is Regional Chair for Central Italy (excluding Tuscany) at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

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DWWA Regional Chair for Southern Italy: Andy Howard MW
Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Andy Howard MW is Regional Chair for Southern Italy at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Andy Howard MW
Andy Howard MW

Andy Howard MW became a MW in 2011 and runs his own consultancy business, Vinetrades Ltd, which focuses on education, judging, investment and sourcing.

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DWWA Regional Chair for Provence: Rod Smith MW
Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Rod Smith MW is the Regional Chair for Provence at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2019.

Rod Smith MW
Rod Smith MW

Rod Smith MW is a wine educator, marketer and salesman, based in the South of France.

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DWWA Regional Chair for Germany & Austria: Markus del Monego MW
Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Markus del Monego MW is Regional Chair for Germany and Austria at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2019.

Markus del Monego MW
Markus del Monego MW

Markus Del Monego MW, who was born in Switzerland and grew up in Germany, holds the title of Best Sommelier of the World 1998.

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Trump provokes trade reaction with French wine tariffs jibe
Wed, 14 Nov 2018

A tweet by US president Donald Trump appearing to threaten a wine trade war with France was met with concern among several merchants and a Bordeaux producer at a private dinner being held at the French embassy in Washington DC at the time.

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Donald Trump (L) and Emmanuel Macron meet in Paris ahead of the 100-year commemorations of the World War One Armistice.

Merchants and Bordeaux producer at Washington dinner rebuff idea of higher tariffs...

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DWWA Regional Chair for the Rhône: Matt Walls
Wed, 14 Nov 2018

Matt Walls is Regional Chair for the Rhône at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2019.

Matt Walls
Matt Walls

Matt Walls is an award-winning freelance wine writer, author, blogger and consultant, contributing regular articles to Decanter.

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DWWA Regional Chair for Portugal: Sarah Ahmed
Wed, 14 Nov 2018

Sarah Ahmed is the Regional Chair for Portugal at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2019.

Sarah Ahmed
Sarah Ahmed

Sarah Ahmed, aka The Wine Detective, is an independent, London-based wine writer, educator and judge.

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