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June 27th, 2017



Nick Hammond visits the land of musketeers, bullfighting, foie gras and canard, where Armagnac is painstakingly crafted just as it has been for hundreds of years.


Armagnac This article originally appeared on Sleepy Blonde d’Aquitaine cows, beefy in every respect, chew the cud. A bull …Continue reading »

The post Armagnac: The beautiful, high-class brandy steeped in history and tradition appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: June 27, 2017, 6:02 am

Constellation's deal to buy out cult wine Schrader Cellars fits with an acquisition trend in US wine that is driven by ageing winery owners, good investment conditions and a thirst for higher class wines, according to one senior analyst. Reporting by Chris Mercer in London and William Kelley in Napa.

Schrader sale to Constellation
Schrader wines

Part of a larger acquisition trend in US wine...

The post Schrader sale to Constellation: Why no one should be surprised appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: June 26, 2017, 2:13 pm

French Crémant such as Crémant de Loire and Crémant de Bourgogne can offer good value versus Champagne and a different style to Prosecco. Decanter's Tasting team make some recommendations...

French Crémant
Crémant de Bourgogne from Cave de Lugny.

Often overlooked in favour of Champagne and Prosecco, it's time to rediscover these fabulous French sparkling wines...

The post French Crémant – Beyond Champagne appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: June 26, 2017, 1:00 pm

Andrew Jefford salutes a region facing - and embracing - change.

alsace grand cru, rangen de thann
Rangen de Thann grand cru vines in Alsace.

Jefford on the Alsace grand cru debate...

The post Jefford on Monday: Alsace notebook appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: June 26, 2017, 6:00 am

Following the announcement last week of the Clos Rougeard purchase by Martin and Olivier Bouygues, can confirm that Hervé Berland, CEO of Château Montrose in St Estèphe, will extend his role to also oversee the Loire estate.

Hervé Berland

Following news of the sale...

The post Hervé Berland to oversee Clos Rougeard and Château Montrose appeared first on Decanter.

Posted: June 26, 2017, 5:30 am

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