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Future wine legends: Decanter 100-point wines
Sun, 15 Jul 2018

We've rounded up a selection of wines awarded the full 100 points by our experts. A few older vintages have already featured in our Wine Legend series, but the rest are all contenders for a future place in Decanter's hall of fame.

rayas, Châteauneuf-du-pape 2016
Rayas shone particularly brightly in 2016, says Matt Walls.

Future contenders for our hall of fame, and a few that have already made it...

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Tackling climate change in Bordeaux
Sun, 15 Jul 2018

Temperatures and unpredictable weather patterns look set to increase in Bordeaux. Elin McCoy reports on the latest research and the measures being taken to address the problem

bordeaux 2017 frost
Fires lit in the vineyards of Bordeaux to prevent frost damage on 27 April 2017.

What is being done?...

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Climate change is biggest risk to World Heritage sites — former UNESCO chief
Fri, 13 Jul 2018

The former head of UNESCO has called on the wine industry to support proposals to create a new index that can measure climate change risk in World Heritage sites, from the slopes of Douro Valley to the vineyards of Burgundy.

Symington douro winery, douro valley

A view across Douro Valley.

Winemakers can help with new index to battle climate change, says ex-UNESCO director-general...

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Gaja Barbaresco crus: Costa Russi & Sorì San Lorenzo verticals
Fri, 13 Jul 2018

Stephen Brook recently visited Gaja's estate in Barbaresco, where he tasted verticals of their Costa Russi and Sorì San Lorenzo crus...

Gaja Barbaresco crus
High inter-row plantings in Gaja's vineyards.

See Stephen Brook's tasting notes & scores from two verticals of Gaja's single vineyard wines...

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English winemakers praise ‘near perfect’ conditions in heatwave
Fri, 13 Jul 2018

Decanter.com spoke to English winemakers about this year’s vintage, following the heatwave across the UK…

English wine 2018, Nyetimber
Nyetimber vineyard in Sussex.

We spoke to the winemakers...

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Great value wines for the weekend under £20
Fri, 13 Jul 2018

We bring you a summer selection of Sancerre made for alfresco drinking, including white, red and rosé wines…

wines under 20

Great value Sancerre wines, perfect for summer drinking…

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Signed bottle of 1966 World Cup Champagne to be auctioned
Fri, 13 Jul 2018

A bottle of the limited edition 1966 World Cup Champagne, signed by eight members of that year's winning England team, is to go on auction next month.

1966 World Cup Champagne
The bottle is signed by some of the winning team.

With eight signatures from the winning team...

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DAWA vice-chair: Sarah Jane Evans MW
Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Sarah Jane Evans MW is a vice-chair at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018.

Sarah Jane Evans MW
Sarah Jane Evans MW

Sarah Jane Evans MW is an award-winning journalist who began writing about wine in the 1980s.

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Comment: ‘Modern humans relish “dangerous” bitter flavours’
Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Andrew Jefford explores the perception of bitter flavours in wine....

Bitter wine
‘Modern humans relish “dangerous” bitter flavours’

The perception of bitter flavours in wine....

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DAWA vice-chair: Li Demei
Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Li Demei is a vice-chair in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) 2018.

Li Demei
Li Demei

Li Demei is a DecanterChina.com columnist and an associate professor of wine tasting and oenology.

The post DAWA vice-chair: Li Demei appeared first on Decanter.



DAWA vice-chair: Andrew Jefford
Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Andrew Jefford is a vice-chair in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) 2018

Andrew Jefford
Andrew Jefford

Andrew Jefford contributes a column every month to Decanter magazine, and writes the Jefford on Monday blog for Decanter.com.

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The Bordeaux barometer: Cool vs hot vintages
Thu, 12 Jul 2018

As technological advances make it easier to deal with variable weather conditions, Jane Anson assesses the impact of hot and cool vintages in Bordeaux and offers advice on what to buy — whatever the weather...

Bordeaux 2017 weather

The advice on what to buy — whatever the weather...

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DAWA vice-chair: Gerard Basset MS MW
Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Gerard Basset MS MW is a vice-chair in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) 2018.

Gerard Basset MS MW
Gerard Basset MS MW

Vice-Chair Gerard Basset MS MW was Decanter’s Man of the Year 2013.

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DAWA vice-chair: Shinya Tasaki
Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Shinya Tasaki, a renowned and award-winning sommelier from Tokyo, is a vice-chair in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA).

Shinya Tasaki
Shinya Tasaki

Shinya Tasaki is the President of the Japanese Sommelier Association and the A.S.I. Best Sommelier of the World 1995.

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DAWA vice-chair: Jeannie Cho Lee MW
Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Jeannie Cho Lee MW is a vice chair in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) 2018.

Jeannie Cho Lee MW
Jeannie Cho Lee MW

Jeannie Cho Lee MW is an author, wine critic, judge and educator as well as the first Asian Master of Wine.

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DAWA vice-chair: Michael Hill-Smith MW
Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Michael Hill-Smith MW is a vice chair in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) 2018.

Michael Hill-Smith MW
Michael Hill-Smith MW

Michael Hill-Smith MW is a wine producer, international wine judge, wine consultant, occasional wine writer and restaurateur.

The post DAWA vice-chair: Michael Hill-Smith MW appeared first on Decanter.



DAWA vice-chair: Poh Tiong Ch’ng
Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Poh Tiong Ch'ng is a vice-chair in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) 2018.

Poh Tiong Ch'ng

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

The post DAWA vice-chair: Poh Tiong Ch’ng appeared first on Decanter.



Tasting Léoville Poyferré wines from 1961 to 2016
Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Read an in-depth report on the evolution of this St-Julien estate's style with tasting notes and fresh ratings for more than 25 vintages; published exclusively for Premium members.

Léoville Poyferré, bordeaux
Léoville Poyferré: St-Julien's 'non-conformist' winery...

In-depth report and fresh tasting notes, exclusively for Premium members...

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What is white Port? — ask Decanter
Wed, 11 Jul 2018

How it differs from other styles and expert advice on how to make an alternative version of a gin & tonic.

white Port
White Port and tonic at Bar Douro.

White Port and tonic anyone?...

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Best wine waistcoats for the World Cup 2018
Wed, 11 Jul 2018

We've searched the web for some of the best wine waistcoats, inspired by England manager Gareth Southgate.

waistcoat
England manager Gareth Southgate celebrates as England beat Colombia in 2018 World Cup.

Inspired by England manager, Gareth Southgate...

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