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Wine news from Decanter.com
August 22nd, 2018

 

 

California's rapid rise on the fine wine investment scene has continued in 2018, backed by a run of good vintages, according to fresh figures from Liv-ex and BI Wines & Spirits.

opus one, oak barrels for wine
French oak barrels at the Opus One winery in Napa Valley, California.

New Liv-ex tracker charts growth as BI reports strong sales rise...

The post Demand grows for top California wines – figures appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: August 21, 2018, 3:29 pm

With so many great bars in London, where should Champagne aficionados visit? Expert reviewer Julie Sheppard shares her recommendations...

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Oscar Wilde Lounge
Oscar Wilde Lounge

Sip Champagne in style...

The post Luxury London Champagne bars: Insider guide appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: August 21, 2018, 11:08 am

Warm, sunny weather throughout June and July has prompted early harvests in northern Europe with Champagne and Alsace the latest to get underway this week.

champagne harvest 2018
Harvest in Champagne for 2018 was due to begin on 21 August.

Picking to begin in Champagne...

The post Champagne and Alsace follow Germany with early 2018 harvest appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: August 21, 2018, 8:03 am

Andrew Jefford throws a proverbial bone to horizontal wine tasting, which he feels is underrated in today's world of writing and criticism.

horizontal wine tasting
Horizontal wine tasting is the 'underdog', says Andrew Jefford.

Sticking up for the underdog...

The post Andrew Jefford: Horizontal and vertical appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: August 20, 2018, 9:22 am

Seen ‘Frizzante’ on a bottle of sparkling wine but not sure what that means?

frizzante
What does frizzante mean on a wine?

Why does my bottle say 'frizzante'...?

The post What does ‘frizzante’ mean? Ask Decanter appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: August 20, 2018, 9:00 am

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