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DWWA judge profile: Victoria Mason
Mon, 17 Feb 2020

Victoria Mason is a judge at the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

Victoria Mason
Victoria Mason

Victoria Mason is a Wine Buyer for Waitrose. She was awarded the Wines from Spain prize for outstanding WSET Diploma results in 2018.

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US steps back from 100% tariffs on EU wine
Mon, 17 Feb 2020
us eu wine tariffs
A basket of wine corks at Buvette in New York.

Import tariffs on European wines won’t increase for now...

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At the forefront of change: Joseph Drouhin & Albert Bichot plus 8 top wines
Mon, 17 Feb 2020
Chablis

Comparing two of Burgundy's most well-known négociants...

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Are there tannins in Champagne? Ask Decanter
Sun, 16 Feb 2020
tannins in champagne

Are they in the sparkling wine...?

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Regional profile: Rioja Oriental
Sun, 16 Feb 2020
La Pasada vineyard, Rioja Oriental
La Pasada vineyard, Bodegas Ontañón

The changing of this sub-region’s name from Rioja Baja to Rioja Oriental holds deep significance...

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Kay Brothers: 128 years of Block 6 Shiraz
Sat, 15 Feb 2020
Kay brothers

Behind McLaren Vale's iconic Amery vineyard...

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Twelve great wineries to visit in 2020
Fri, 14 Feb 2020
wineries to visit
The cellars at Champagne Taittinger; there are worse places to get lost...

Top wine tours for your bucket list...

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DWWA attends Wine Paris, Salon des Vins de Loire and Millésime Bio
Fri, 14 Feb 2020

For three consecutive weeks the Decanter World Wine Awards has attended French wine fairs in Montpellier, Angers and Paris to promote the world’s largest wine competition and collect DWWA 2020 wine samples from producers at the fairs. The convenient drop-off service saves producers time and shipping fees, and is just one of the many ways […]

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Sauternes cocktails stir up debate in Bordeaux
Fri, 14 Feb 2020
sauternes cocktails
Are you a Sauternes traditionalist or a modernist?

Using the sweet wine in cocktails has divided opinion among châteaux...

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Climate change in Burgundy: Slowing the impact
Fri, 14 Feb 2020
Burgundy climate change

What do rising temperatures mean for the future of the region’s finest wines?

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Producer profile: La Rioja Alta
Fri, 14 Feb 2020
La Rioja Alta, Torre de Ona vineyard
Torre de Oña.

A producer known for its commitment to tradition...

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Decanter Spain & Portugal Fine Wine Encounter - upcoming highlights
Thu, 13 Feb 2020

On Saturday 29 February more than 140 producers from Spain and Portugal will be gathering at The Landmark Hotel for Decanter's next event. In the lead up to this greatly anticipated tasting, we interview Sarah Ahmed about the masterclass she is hosting and Decanter's Julie Sheppard about the wines she is most looking forward to tasting.

Our Spain and Portugal experts share their upcoming highlights… Interview: Sarah Ahmed, wine writer and DWWA regional chair for Portugal In the ‘Rare Museum Wines from Portuguese Icons’ masterclass that you’ll be hosting, what can the audience expect to discover? This is an extraordinary opportunity to taste historic and modern classics, side by side, showcasing Portugal’s […]

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US tariffs overshadow Scotch whisky exports rise
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
scotch exports

Latest figures show that retaliatory tariffs by the US and EU have caused a significant drop in exports to key markets

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St-Estèphe 2017: Top wines re-tasted after bottling
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
st-estèphe 2017 wines
Château Montrose was a particular highlight.

Well-built, carefully constructed wines here from the 2017 vintage...

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DWWA at the Spain & Portugal Fine Wine Encounter
Thu, 13 Feb 2020

At the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, more than 280 of the world’s top wine experts blind tasted close to 17,000 wines. Of this, 1,877 wines from Spain and 698 from Portugal were blind tasted, culminating in the following DWWA 2019 results: This 29 February, guests at the Decanter Spain & Portugal Fine Wine Encounter […]

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Anson: The story behind the Sydonios wine glass
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
Sydonios wine glasses
Sydonios has made two glasses and two decanters.

Jane Anson discovers the background to Bordeaux's new wine glass...

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St-Julien 2017: Top wines re-tasted after bottling
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
St-Julien 2017 wines
Léoville-Poyferré vineyards in St-Julien.

There is plenty of classicism to be found among the St-Julien 2017 wines...

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‘Deceptive’ record for French wine exports as tariffs bite
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
French wine exports
FEVS says 2020 will be challenging.

US tariffs have hit French wine exports hard in recent months...

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Margaux 2017: Top wines re-tasted after bottling
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
Margaux 2017 wines
Château Palmer in Margaux.

Châteaux closer to the river had a natural advantage, says Jane Anson...

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Pauillac 2017: Top wines re-tasted in the bottle
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
Pauillac 2017 wines
A trip up the D2 into Pauillac, with Pichon Baron on the left and Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande on the right.

Pauillac is a good place to look for some of the most consistent success in the vintage...

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