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February 25th, 2018



Get to grips with the some of the more obscure tasting notes used by wine experts, with graphics from Decanter's design team. This week we decode 'sherbet' and 'fig'...

tasting notes decoded

Don't get caught out at tastings, know your notes...

The post Updated: Tasting notes decoded appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: February 24, 2018, 11:00 am

Explore Portugal's largest wine region by car on the Vinho Verde wine route, stretching from Porto to the northern Spanish border – stopping off at six wineries along the way...

Portugal road trip
Discover the medieval towns, sprawling green vineyards and world-class wines along the Vinho Verde wine route... Credit: Mauricio Abreu / Alamy

Plan your road trip through Portugal's largest wine region...

The post Travel: Driving northern Portugal’s wine route appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: February 24, 2018, 9:00 am

The time comes when you must drink those great wines you've been collecting and storing. Here are some top examples of mature Californian wines hitting their stride...

mature Californian wines
Californian wines to open now.

It's time to start thinking about drinking them...

The post Mature Californian wines from the cellar appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: February 23, 2018, 4:00 pm

There’s something particularly satisfying about cracking open a bottle of wine that was ‘born’ in the same year as you, says Anthony Rose. He recommends the birthday wine to go for in 2018, be it an 18th, 21st or 30th or a bottle for someone much more senior - and with greater wisdom, naturally.

Chateau Leoville Barton
Château Léoville-Barton 2000, starting to open up now, would be an impressive 18th gift.

Know someone with a 'big birthday' in 2018...?

The post Birthday wine 2018: A buying guide appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: February 23, 2018, 11:00 am

This weekend indulge in one of these exciting Chardonnays - all are under £20 and rated by the experts...

wines under £20

Good value Chardonnay from around the world...

The post Great value wines for the weekend under £20 appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: February 23, 2018, 8:30 am

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