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What's hot in Rioja
Sun, 16 Jan 2022

What's hot in RIoja
Bodegas Beronia’s super-modern, eco-efficient winery at Ollauri, near Haro

The dynamic changes happening in the region...

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Billecart-Salmon’s Le Clos Saint-Hilaire: a vertical tasting
Sat, 15 Jan 2022
Le Clos Saint-Hilaire

Seven vintages from 1995 to 2006 tasted and rated...

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Cigars and Champagne: a complete Henri Giraud experience
Fri, 14 Jan 2022

Champagne Henri Giraud’s cellars are treasured by fine wine connoisseurs the world over.  But another treasure awaits those wanting to enjoy a unique holistic experience: the maison’s cigar cellar. Henri Giraud evokes the many ways in which the worlds of champagne and cigars are connected. The aromatic complementarity, the comparable retro-olfactory sensations and the flavour […]

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Ottella: ambassadors of Lugana in the world
Fri, 14 Jan 2022

The name Ottella is inextricably linked to the small, clay-soiled amphitheatre on the southern shores of Italy’s Lake Garda where the Lugana DOC, a rising star in the world of fine Italian white wines, has its home. We are in Peschiera del Garda, in the district of Ottella, within the province of Verona. The connection […]

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What's the difference between Sauternes and Tokaji Aszú? — Ask Decanter
Fri, 14 Jan 2022
Furmint picking in Tokaj, Hungary. Credit: Wines of Hungary UK

What are the key differences between the two well-established sweet wines made with botrytis-infused grapes? The perfect mesoclimate for botrytis The smooth onset of botrytis cinerea on white wine grapes requires certain growing conditions. Humidity in the early morning combined with aerated, sunny afternoons in autumn is a must for the fungus to remain benign […]

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Best Cognac for beginners: eight bottles to try
Fri, 14 Jan 2022
Close-up of a Cognac balloon glass and cognac in a decanter on a black marble table
Cognac glass and decanter

Get to know this iconic French brandy

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DO Terra Alta makes orange wine official
Fri, 14 Jan 2022
Terra Alta

In the last board meeting of 2021 for the regulatory council of DO Terra Alta, in Catalunya, Spain, a long list of changes was approved. The most prominent was the making of a very strict certification system for wines that are 100% Garnatxa Blanca given that it’s their flagship grape variety. But perhaps the most […]

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Investing in Champagne: No sign of slowing
Fri, 14 Jan 2022
Investing in Champagne

The top names continue to pull in the sales...

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Champagne glass pyramid sets new world record
Fri, 14 Jan 2022
A new world record is set for the largest drinking glass pyramid

Made from more than 54,000 glasses...

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Exclusive Rhône Valley Wine Tour with Decanter
Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Discover the best of the Rhône Valley on this luxury wine tour, including private tours and tastings at premium estates and Michelin starred dining all hosted by Decanter’s Rhône expert, Matt Walls.

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Biodynamic wines explained
Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Biodynamic wine production is similar to organics in that it promotes the use of manures and composts and avoids synthetic chemical pesticides, fungicides and fertilisers in the vineyard and cellar. The main practices of biodynamics state the importance of keeping in tune with the fundamental forces of nature to create a self-sufficient ecological environment, with […]

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DWWA Regional Chair for Chile: Peter Richards MW
Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Peter Richards MW is the Regional Chair for Chile at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2022.

Peter Richards MW
Peter Richards MW

Peter is a TV presenter, broadcaster, author and writer. His credits include more than a decade on BBC1 plus Sky One, ESPN, Financial Times, The Guardian, ITV1, Radio 4, BBC2 and The Sunday Times.

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Penfolds to release second rare wine NFT
Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Penfolds has announced it is to launch its second rare wine NFT with direct-to-consumer wines and spirits NFT platform BlockBar. The second rare release will comprise limited edition NFTs tied to 300 bottles of Penfolds Magill Cellar 3 Cabernet Shiraz from the 2018 vintage. Crafted under the watchful eye of chief winemaker Peter Gago, recipient […]

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DWWA Regional Chair for Southern Italy : Anthony Rose
Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Anthony Rose is the Regional Chair for Southern Italy at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2022.

Anthony Rose
DWWA Regional Chair
Anthony Rose

Anthony Rose is an award-winning wine and sake writer, and a founding member of The Wine Gang. He is the Regional Chair for Southern Italy at the DWWA 2022.

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DWWA Regional Chair for Beaujolais, Southwest and Rest of France: Dominique Vrigneau
Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Dominique Vrigneau is the Regional Chair for Beaujolais, Southwest and Rest of France at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2022.

Dominique Vrigneau
DWWA Regional Chair Dominique Vrigneau

Dominique Vrigneau is Buying Director at Watermill Wines and a Chevalier du Tastevin. A DWWA judge since 2010, he joins the Regional Chair team for 2020 .

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DWWA Regional Chair for Canada: Barbara Philip MW
Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Barbara Philip MW is Regional Chair for Canada at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2022.

Barbara Philip MW
Barbara Philip MW

Barbara Philip MW is category manager at BC Liquor Stores in Canada, as well as a lecturer, radio columnist and consultant.

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DWWA Regional Chair for Australia: Huon Hooke
Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Huon Hooke is joint Regional Chair for Australia with Justin Knock MW at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2022.

Huon Hooke
DWWA Regional Chair: Huon Hooke

Huon Hooke is an educator, international wine judge and writer, having published 19 books on wine.

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DWWA Regional Chair for the Rhône: Matt Walls
Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Matt Walls is Regional Chair for the Rhône at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2022.

Matt Walls
DWWA Regional Chair 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 Champagne: Peter Liem
Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Peter Liem returns as Regional Chair for Champagne at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2022.

Peter Liem
Peter Liem

Peter Liem is an American wine writer and author of ChampagneGuide.net, an award-winning online guide to the wines and wine producers of Champagne.

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DWWA Regional Chair for Germany & Austria: Markus del Monego MW
Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Markus del Monego MW is Regional Chair for Germany and Austria at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2022.

Markus del Monego MW
Markus del Monego MW

Markus Del Monego MW, Best Sommelier of the World 1998, is wine advisor to Lufthansa airlines and runs consultancy company tasteTainment GmbH.

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