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Champagne fizz fading – ask Decanter

Sep 24 07:15 AM My Champagne never seems to have much fizz... My Champagne never seems to have much fizz... The post Champagne fizz fading – ask Decanter appeared first on Decanter.
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Celebration for the Senses: Spiced Short Ribs and Moroccan Carrot Salad with 12 Kosher Red Wine Picks (Wine Spectator)

Sep 23 02:00 PM New Orleans chef Alon Shaya shares a classic Israeli meal for the upcoming Jewish holidays; we pair it with 12 delicious kosher red wines
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15 Enticing Tuscany Wine Values (Wine Spectator)

Sep 23 01:00 PM New reviews of buy-by-the-case reds and whites from Italy priced at $20 or less
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Where to find the best Californian Pinot Noir

Sep 23 11:23 AM In association with the California Wine InstituteA lion’s share of the best Californian Pinots come from these eight AVAs, says Karen McNeil... Brewer Clifton vineyards, Sta Rita Hills AVA. The AVAs with the best Californian Pinot... The post Where to find the best Californian Pinot Noir appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

Chef Talk: The Rebelle in the Kitchen (Wine Spectator)

Sep 23 10:30 AM Daniel Eddy of New York hot spot Rebelle knows how to handle both classic and eccentric wines with his cuisine
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The Piedmont Wine Quiz – test your knowledge

Sep 23 09:13 AM Piedmont, or Piemonte, is one of Italy's finest wine regions. With Autumn coming and truffle season upon us, what better time to test your knowledge of this gastronomic super region... Sinio, Piedmont How much do you know about Italy's gastronomic heartland? The post The Piedmont Wine Quiz – test your knowledge appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

Burgundy 2016 harvest: ‘Every grape counts’

Sep 23 07:21 AM Burgundy growers are fighting to salvage as many grapes as possible from a year that has seen several areas blighted by extreme weather, according to the region's official wine body. The morning after frost in Burgundy, April 2016. Fires have been lit around vineyards in an effort to keep buds warm. Growers prepare for 'tricky' Burgundy harvest... The post Burgundy 2016 harvest: ‘Every grape counts’ appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

New Cru Bourgeois Classification to launch ‘in 2020’

Sep 23 03:34 AM More than three quarters of châteaux in Bordeaux's Cru Bourgeois classification have voted to create a new three-tier system by 2020, its leaders have said. Cru Bourgeois goes modern for its 2014 classification logo. Leaders say three-tier system agreed... The post New Cru Bourgeois Classification to launch ‘in 2020’ appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

Wine Industry Financial Symposium to Examine Wine Industry's Hottest Financial Trend: Mergers & Acquisitions

Sep 23 03:00 AM At the 25th Annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium, next Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27, 2016, one of the hottest topics set for both days of the conference is the issue of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in the American wine industry.
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Wine Industry Financial Symposium Preview

Sep 23 03:00 AM there may not be enough premium grapes to meet demand for some of the labels that wine companies have been acquiring and growing
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Obituary: Gregory Scott Walter

Sep 23 03:00 AM Gregory Walter passed peacefully into God's arms on September 1, 2016 at his home in Yountville, California, at the age of 58, following a courageous battle with colon cancer. Greg was supported throughout his illness by his faith, as well as intense love and the outpouring of kindness from his community of family, friends and the wine industry.
Wine Business

A New Era for Wine Sales in East

Sep 23 03:00 AM Recent legislation liberates wineries in Pennsylvania, New York and elsewhere
Wine Business

Winery versus Resident Concerns Heat Up in Sonoma

Sep 23 03:00 AM Pressure on local wineries to reduce visitor counts has been rising over the past years as more wineries with a heavy focus on director-to-consumer (DTC) retail open. While the forward-thinking Napa Valley, long the crown jewel of the winemaking world, passed the 1990 Wine Definition Ordinance (WDO)--which defines wineries as an agricultural land use and caps visitors--others have come late to the solution game.
Wine Business

For the weekend: Great wines under £20

Sep 23 12:45 AM Decanter international tastings director Christelle Guibert hunts the tastings to find exciting, great value wines, all for under £20. See the latest here. Christelle Guibert hunts the tastings to find exciting, great value wines, all for under £20... The post For the weekend: Great wines under £20 appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

Unfiltered: Will There Be a Château Miraval Custody Battle Between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? (Wine Spectator)

Sep 22 03:10 PM Plus, President Obama eats his way across New York, and Wölffer's Roman Roth turns his pink-hued touch to gin
Wine Spectator

Gaja single vineyard Barbaresco: All three 2013s tasted

Sep 22 12:32 PM Gaja helped to drag Piedmont into the modern era. Having skirted controversy with their single vineyard Barbarescos, a generational change looks set to bring them back into the fold. Robin Lee delves deeper... Scroll down for Robin’s tasting notes & scores Back into the fold The 2013 vintage of Costa Russi, Sorì Tildin and …Continue reading » The post Gaja single vineyard Barbaresco: All three 2013s tasted appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

Light Drinking May Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer, Study Finds (Wine Spectator)

Sep 22 10:30 AM A 30-year study of twins in Finland found those who enjoyed the occasional drink showed lower risk than those who avoided alcohol altogether
Wine Spectator

Anson: The thrill of the chase…

Sep 22 04:05 AM Jane Anson hunts down two Bordeaux white wine-focused châteaux offering value and excellent quality, including one in the red wine Médoc heartland... Our columnist hunts down two great value estates... The post Anson: The thrill of the chase… appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

Avery’s cellar auction includes 1875 Lafite

Sep 22 03:45 AM 19th-century Lafite-Rothschild and a selection from the acclaimed 1945 vintage will be among the highlights when Christie’s auctions wines from the Avery family’s cellar in London next month. Lafite 1875 is amongst the line-up.... The post Avery’s cellar auction includes 1875 Lafite appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

Inside the Piper-Heidsieck Rare Rosé 2007 launch

Sep 22 03:03 AM Decanter.com reports on what happens at a luxury Champagne launch in Paris and speaks exclusively to Piper-Heidsieck chef de caves Régis Camus, who talks Champagne flutes, serving wine in 30-degree heat and a tough 2016 harvest... Read our account and exclusive interview... The post Inside the Piper-Heidsieck Rare Rosé 2007 launch appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

Argentina: High altitude Malbec

Sep 21 12:02 PM Some of Argentina's best Malbecs are now coming from high altitude vineyards. These wines achieved high scores in the October issue's Uco Valley Panel Tasting and are all between £10 and £15... Some great value choices... The post Argentina: High altitude Malbec appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

Majestic Wine shares fall over 25 percent after profit warning

Sep 21 06:46 AM Shares in Majestic Wine plummeted by more than 25% this morning after the company issued a profit warning, highlighting disappointing performances for Naked Wines in the US and for Majestic's Commercial division. Shares in Majestic Wine plummeted.... The post Majestic Wine shares fall over 25 percent after profit warning appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

Cava de Paraje Calificado: A new exciting age for premium Cava

Sep 20 01:16 PM Sponsored content At the beginning there was Champagne - but many could not afford the expense. This inspired businesses in other countries to produce local cheaper imitations of Champagne, sparkling wines made at the minimum cost, buying base wines and pumping them full of sugar and carbon dioxide. Others went one step up in the quality ladder, by mirroring Champagne... At the beginning there was Champagne... The post Cava de Paraje Calificado: A new exciting age for premium Cava appeared ...
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What Off-the-Radar Wines Shouldn't Be Missed (Wine Spectator)

Sep 20 01:00 PM Which 21st century wines must we absolutely try today?
Wine Spectator

Wolf Blass Legend: Black Label 40 years on

Sep 20 12:39 PM Wolf Blass chief winemaker Chris Hatcher was recently in town to celebrate 50 years of the brand and also the 40th vintage of Wolf Blass Black Label. Decanter.com went along to meet him. Decanter.com meets chief winemaker Chris Hatcher... The post Wolf Blass Legend: Black Label 40 years on appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

Brad Pitt and Jolie split puts Miraval rosé future in doubt

Sep 20 12:38 PM Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, leaving the future of the couple's award-winning Château Miraval rosé wine uncertain. Divorce filing leaves Château Miraval project with uncertain future... The post Brad Pitt and Jolie split puts Miraval rosé future in doubt appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

China grows wine in space to beat harsh climate

Sep 20 12:24 PM China has flown vines into orbit on its new ‘space palace’ laboratory, Tiangong-2, to experiment with vines’ resistance to drought and cold weather. China's 'space palace', Tiangong-2, has lift-off... China blasts Cabernet, Merlot and Pinot Noir vines into orbit... The post China grows wine in space to beat harsh climate appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

Wine Distributor Mel Dick Wins Wine Spectator's 2016 Distinguished Service Award (Wine Spectator)

Sep 20 11:30 AM President of the wine division at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits played a leading role in building the U.S. market, educating wine trade
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'A Nebbiolo’s Story' Tops the Competition in Wine Spectator's 2016 Video Contest (Wine Spectator)

Sep 20 11:20 AM Love at first sight and a trip to Piedmont inspired this year’s winning video
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Wine Retailers Throw Down Gauntlet Against Direct-Shipping Restrictions (Wine Spectator)

Sep 20 09:00 AM New lawsuit in Illinois challenges the constitutionality of direct-shipping laws; plaintiffs hope to reach the Supreme Court
Wine Spectator

Wolf Blass Black Label: The best vintages

Sep 20 08:06 AM Sarah Ahmed tastes a vertical of Wolf Blass' flagship Black Label to mark 50 years since 'Wolfy' started making wine in Australia... Sarah Ahmed picks her all-time favourites... The post Wolf Blass Black Label: The best vintages appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

The DAWA 2016 judging panel

Sep 20 07:51 AM The Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) was set up in 2012 to offer wine lovers across Asia a reliable source of wine recommendations. Since the launch of the competition, Decanter has recruited a judging panel of Asia’s most influential and expert wine palates. Judges get down to business at DAWA 2016. Coming from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Korea, and Taiwan, the DAWA 2016 judging panel consists …Continue reading » The post The DAWA 2016 ...
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Matching wine with chicken – Le Cordon Bleu

Sep 20 07:01 AM Chicken is quite a universal meat. It can be grilled, broiled, deep fried, roasted, poached and so on and so forth, which means the opportunities for pairing wine with chicken are almost limitless. Here's a guide by Le Cordon Bleu London's Matthieu Longuère MS. See Le Cordon Bleu London's guide... The post Matching wine with chicken – Le Cordon Bleu appeared first on Decanter.
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Updated: Richest French wine château owners revealed – 2016

Sep 19 12:36 PM LVMH owner Bernard Arnault is around four billion euros poorer in 2016 versus 2015, but he's still the second richest person in France, according to the new French rich list by Challenges magazine. See which other château and vineyard owners made the list. Bernard Arnault of LVMH is France's richest man Who joins Bernard Arnault at the top of the list?... The post Updated: Richest French wine château owners revealed – 2016 appeared first on Decanter.
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10 Lively Wines from California (Wine Spectator)

Sep 19 10:00 AM New reviews of white, sparkling and rosé for end-of-summer sipping
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Italian Winemaker Stanko Radikon Dies at 62 (Wine Spectator)

Sep 16 05:30 PM Marching to the beat of his own drummer, Radikon was unafraid to experiment while winemaking in Italy's Friuli region
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Fires and Hail Torment Winemakers in France's Languedoc-Roussillon (Wine Spectator)

Sep 16 03:00 PM A severe hailstorm in Pic St.-Loup and a wildfire that destroyed 2,000 acres in Corbières has shrunk 2016's crop
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23 Diverse Wines from Argentina (Wine Spectator)

Sep 16 01:00 PM New reviews of Cabernet, Malbec and Chardonnay from Rio Negro, Patagonia and Mendoza
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8 Big, Bold California Red Wines (Wine Spectator)

Sep 12 10:00 AM New reviews of Petite Sirah and Zinfandel to toast the harvest season
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10 Great Spanish White Wine Values (Wine Spectator)

Sep 09 09:00 AM New reviews of Albariño, Verdejo, Viura and more
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13 Bracing White Bordeaux Values (Wine Spectator)

Sep 02 11:00 AM New reviews of Sauvignon Blancs from France
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10 Sumptuous Sonoma Pinot Noirs (Wine Spectator)

Aug 29 10:00 AM New reviews of Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast frontrunners from the 2014 vintage
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12 Eye-Opening Portuguese White Wines (Wine Spectator)

Aug 26 10:00 AM New reviews of rich and creamy bottlings from the Douro, Alentejo and Lisboa
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10 Stellar California Sauvignon Blancs (Wine Spectator)

Aug 22 10:00 AM New reviews of refreshing, fragrant whites for the dog days of summer
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27 Fresh Rosés from Around the World (Wine Spectator)

Aug 19 09:30 AM New reviews of pink wines from California, Washington, France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand and beyond
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