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Can I bring vine cuttings back from my holiday? Ask Decanter
Wed, 12 Aug 2020

grape vine cuttings

What are the risks of bringing vine cuttings back from European trips...?

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Lighter wines for summer under £20: The reds
Wed, 12 Aug 2020
light red wine

18 top reds with 12.5% alcohol or less

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Regional profile: Michigan
Wed, 12 Aug 2020
Michigan wines

Michigan is the sixth-largest wine-producing state in the US

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Sainsbury’s lockdown sales led by bag-in-box wines and premium rosé
Tue, 11 Aug 2020
sainsbury's lockdown sales

What customers were buying during lockdown...

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DWWA 2020 Interview: Paz Levinson on Argentina
Tue, 11 Aug 2020

Named Best Sommelier of Argentina in 2010 and 2014, winner of the A.S.I. & APAS Best Sommelier of the Americas in 2015 and 4th at the A.S.I. Best Sommelier in the World in 2016, Paz Levinson can now add Decanter World Wine Awards 'Regional Chair of Argentina' to her long list of achievements.

Paz Levinson at Decanter World Wine Awards
Paz Levinson at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards

Currently the Executive Head Sommelier at Groupe Pic, with Anne-Sophie Pic restaurants located in France, the UK, Switzerland and Singapore, we ask Levinson about wine judging and her expert opinion on the wines of Argentina. In Argentina at the moment, are there any grape varieties in particular that you think consumers should try or discover […]

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Italian city reopens ancient ‘wine windows’ during Covid-19
Tue, 11 Aug 2020
wine windows, florence
One of the many wine windows in Florence. This is located at the Palazzo Mellini Fossi.

Restaurants in Florence have resorted to traditional ‘wine windows’ to serve socially distanced drinks to thirsty residents.

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Rapper’s delight: Drake’s Champagnes tasted
Tue, 11 Aug 2020
Drake's Champagne
Rapper Drake has invested in Champagne Mod Sélection

Rapper Drake's Champagne line

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Northern Italian wines for the adventurous
Tue, 11 Aug 2020
Northern Italian Wines
The Isarco Valley in Trentino-Alto Adige.

Under-the-radar recommendations from northern Italy...

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Tannins - What are they and what do they do?
Mon, 10 Aug 2020

Your quick reference guide to understanding tannins, their role in wine and how to identify and describe them.

Tannins management

What can be done in the winery to reduce the tannins?

Tasting term used to describe the quality and intensity of tannin in red wines.

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Leonetti Cellar: Ageworthy Washington Cabernet
Mon, 10 Aug 2020
Leonetti Cellar

Serious Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon

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UK’s ‘oldest organic vineyard’ for sale
Mon, 10 Aug 2020
UK organic vineyard, sedlescombe
Sedlescombe vineyard was started in 1979.

Carrying a guide price of £1.95m, Sedlescombe is believed to be the UK’s oldest organic vineyard, established in 1979, said estate agency Savills. The 6.5-hectare estate, which is also farmed according to biodynamic principles, lies close to the south coast in the High Weald area of ‘outstanding natural beauty’. It encompasses a three-bedroom cottage, 2.8 […]

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Georgian wine guide plus 17 wines worth seeking out
Sun, 09 Aug 2020
Georgian Wines
Georgian qvevri wines

Try some of the best wines from the ancient winemaking country.

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Wine Legend: Didier Dagueneau, Silex Pouilly-Fumé 2002
Sun, 09 Aug 2020
Didier Dageneau Silex Pouilly-Fume 2002

Wine Legend: Didier Dagueneau, Silex Pouilly-Fumé 2002, Loire Valley, France Bottles produced About 8,000 Composition 100% Sauvignon Blanc Yield 40hl/ha Alcohol 13% Release price US$75 Price today £200 A legend because… In the 1980s, a young Didier Dagueneau overturned conventional practice in Pouilly-Fumé. The son of the grower Jean-Claude Dagueneau, his first vintage was in […]

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First taste: Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2006
Sat, 08 Aug 2020
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires

Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2006 tasted

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Light summer reds and rosés from the shores of Lake Garda: Bardolino and Chiaretto
Sat, 08 Aug 2020
Bardolino

These reds and rosés from the shore of Lake Garda have made big changes...

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DWWA 2020: Southern Italy wine regions to watch
Fri, 07 Aug 2020
Torre Mora vineyard, Sicily
Torre Mora's terraced vineyard on Mount Etna

Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 judging began just one week ago on 1 August, and for 28 consecutive days more than 115 expert wine judges will taste over 16,500 wines under safe, socially distanced conditions to carry out the world’s largest and most prestigious wine competition. One week in, and the Southern Italy panel is […]

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New US dietary guidelines may cut daily wine limit
Fri, 07 Aug 2020
us dietary guidelines wine

An expert panel said the daily alcohol limit for men should be halved as part of an update to the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The limit for men should be cut from two drinks to one, on days when alcohol is consumed, said the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The guideline for women is already […]

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Vinho Verde Regional Profile
Fri, 07 Aug 2020
Vinho Verde.
Sem Igual old vines ramadas harvest at Santa Cristina de Nogueira, Lousada

It is one thing for Audrey Roberts, a character in leading, mainstream UK television soap, Coronation Street, to enthuse ‘Portuguese wine is all the rage’, whilst drinking a ‘very fruity’ Vinho Verde. Quite another for The Wine Society’s buyer, Joanna Locke MW, to declare: ‘Vinho Verde is producing the wines of the moment.’ Increasingly popular, […]

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Summer Spritz cocktails: Recipes to try
Fri, 07 Aug 2020
Summer spritz cocktails

Ideal for soaking up the final days of summer...

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Portugal Wine Crossword
Fri, 07 Aug 2020
Portugal Wine Crossword

Sit back with a glass of Vinho Verde in-hand and tackle our Portugal wine crossword. How well do you know the styles and areas of this often-overlooked wine country? Let’s find out…  Instructions: Click a cell on the crossword grid, or click a clue Click twice on a cell to toggle between across and […]

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