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June 23rd, 2018



There is plenty to be excited about, says Rebecca Gibb MW, who picks out 15 reds to try, based on releases so far...

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Vines at Ata Rangi Winery in Martinborough.

Fifteen red wine picks from the 2016 vintage...

The post New Zealand 2016: Reds to buy, including top Pinot Noir appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: June 23, 2018, 8:00 am

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 'geranium' and 'balsamic'...

tasting notes decoded

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

The post Tasting notes decoded: Misusing balsamic? appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: June 22, 2018, 11:00 am

Rebecca Gibb MW takes a closer look at a challenging 2017 vintage in New Zealand and picks out 15 whites to try, from Sauvignon Blanc to Riesling and Chenin.

new zealand 2017 vintage
Two ex-tropical cyclones hit Marlborough in New Zealand on the eve of the 2017 harvest.

Sauvignon Blanc 'with the volume turned down'...

The post New Zealand 2017: A vintage recap and whites to try appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: June 22, 2018, 10:54 am

Château Giscours has said it will appeal against a court ruling that saw the group fined 200,000 euros for illegally chaptalising some of its wine in the 2016 vintage.

Château Giscours.

Château Giscours.

Court hands out fine but estate says it never intentionally broke rules...

The post Château Giscours to appeal fraud conviction over chaptalisation appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: June 22, 2018, 8:50 am

The latest Dom Pérignon release came with a bit of additional news...

dom perignon release

Michael Edwards tastes the 2008 vintage of Dom Pérignon, due to be released in late 2018...

The post Dom Pérignon 2008 release marks the end of an era appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: June 21, 2018, 11:02 am

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