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Top wines of Santa Barbara: New reviews
Tue, 18 Sep 2018

Here you can find exclusive tasting notes by our experts, including several newly published this week from Stephen Brook; plus a brief guide to Santa Barbara, where Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Rhône varieties have made a case for elevating this California region to the wine world's top table.

Top santa barbara wines
The prized Sanford & Benedict vineyard in Santa Barbara County.

With new, exclusive reviews from Stephen Brook...

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Finca Ferrer: Freixenet’s passion in the Uco Valley
Tue, 18 Sep 2018

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Finca Ferrer is the highest of the Freixenet family’s wineries in the world — and the most dramatic.

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Finca Ferrer, Uco Valley

Freixenet’s highest vineyards...

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Comment: Saving the heartland of Chilean wine
Tue, 18 Sep 2018

How a new generation has been fighting to save some of Chile's oldest vineyards from industrial pine forests and pulp factories.

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Forest plantations in Chile's Maule region.

The fight against industrial pine forests in Chile's south...

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Torres opens new Purgatori winery
Tue, 18 Sep 2018

Spain's Torres has opened a new winery in DO Costers del Segre to provide a permanent home for its recently launched Purgatori wine.

Torres Purgatori winery
A view of the Purgatori winery.

Inside the new winery...

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UK gin sales and exports exceed £2 billion mark
Tue, 18 Sep 2018

Sales of gin in the UK were over £1.6 billion in a year, and combined with exports, was worth more than £2 billion, according to a market report from the Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA).

UK gin sales
UK gin sales and exports have exceeded £2 billion.

See the latest figures...

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How to order wine like a pro
Tue, 18 Sep 2018

Choosing wine in a restaurant can be a daunting task, so expert Amanda Barnes shares her five golden rules to help you think like a professional wine buyer.

In partnership with The Platinum Card® from American Express®.

Order wine like a pro
How to order wine in a restaurant

Five golden rules...

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Andrew Jefford: Understanding tension in wine
Mon, 17 Sep 2018

Andrew Jefford explores the nature of tension in wine, and its relationship to concepts of energy, precision and focus.

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Wines lined up at a Decanter-hosted tasting in 2013.

What does it mean if a wine has tension?...

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The Decanter interview: Daniel Pi
Sun, 16 Sep 2018

Never more comfortable than when breaking the winemaking mould, the Peñaflor veteran is a central figure in the story of Argentina’s wine industry, as Amanda Barnes reveals...

Daniel Pi
Daniel Pi

The Peñaflor veteran is a central figure in the story of Argentina’s wine industry....

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Protecting vineyards against hail — ask Decanter
Sun, 16 Sep 2018

How do winemakers protect vineyards against hail...?

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An example of hail damage in the vineyard – in Chablis in 2016.

How do winemakers protect vineyards against hail...?

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Elin McCoy: ‘What is fine wine, anyway, and what will it be in the future?’
Sat, 15 Sep 2018

Elin McCoy explores some of the 'wine world’s unglamorous realities'...

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Elin McCoy explores some of the 'wine world’s unglamorous realities'...

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Maldonado: Discover wines from Uruguay’s coastal region
Sat, 15 Sep 2018

The influence of the nearby South Atlantic brings a different accent to the wines of the small but emerging region of Maldonado. Patricio Tapia highlights three top producers and five great wines...

Maldonado
Bodega Bouza's vineyard at the foot of the Pan de Azúcar hill

The influence of the nearby South Atlantic brings a different accent to these wines...

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Dr Loosen: Profile and top-rated wines
Fri, 14 Sep 2018

Dr Loosen is one of Germany's - and the world's - best producers of Riesling. See our top picks below...

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Ernst Loosen above the Erdener Prälat vineyard in the Mosel.

See Decanter's top-rated Dr Loosen wines...

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What is volatile acidity? Ask Decanter
Fri, 14 Sep 2018

Why is it in your wine, and is it a bad thing?

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Does your wine smell of nail varnish?

Why is it in your wine, and is it a bad thing?

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First taste: Seña 2016 vintage released
Fri, 14 Sep 2018

This could be the best Seña wine yet, according to Decanter expert Patrico Tapia, who tasted the 2016 vintage to coincide with its release via the Place de Bordeaux.

Seña 2016 wine
A joint venture between Viña Errazuriz and Robert Mondavi in 1995, Seña became wholly owned by Eduardo Chadwick’s Errazuriz in 2005.

Could be the best Seña wine yet...?

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DAWA judge profile: Yoichi Sato
Thu, 13 Sep 2018

Yoichi Sato, owner and sommelier of restaurant Maxivin in Tokyo, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.

Yoichi Sato
Yoichi Sato

Yoichi Sato, owner and sommelier of restaurant Maxivin in Tokyo, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.

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DAWA judge profile: Wallace Lo
Thu, 13 Sep 2018

Wallace Lo, sommelier at HAKU in Hong Kong, is a judge at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.

Wallace Lo
Wallace Lo

Wallace Lo, sommelier at HAKU in Hong Kong, is a judge at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.

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DAWA judge profile: Silven Wong
Thu, 13 Sep 2018

Silven Wong, a wine buyer based in Macau at the MGM hotel-casino, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.

Silven Wong

Silven Wong Silven Wong is the wine buyer for Casino-Hotel MGM Macau and a wine educator in his time away …Continue reading »

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Bodega Colomé
Thu, 13 Sep 2018

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The Hess Family’s answer to high-altitude winemaking...

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Colome

The Hess Family’s answer to high-altitude winemaking...

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DAWA judge profile: Satoru Mori
Thu, 13 Sep 2018

Satoru Mori, award-winning Executive Sommelier, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.

Satoru Mori

Satoru Mori, award-winning Executive Sommelier, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.

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DAWA judge profile: Leon Liang
Thu, 13 Sep 2018

Leon Liang, a wine educator and founder of Grapea Institute, is a judge at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.

Leon Liang
Leon Liang

Leon Liang, a wine educator and founder of Grapea Institute, is a judge at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.

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