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Anything but oak: Is Italy’s love affair with ‘barriques’ turning sour?

Anything but oak: Is Italy’s love affair with ‘barriques’ turning sour?

Simon Woolf investigates reports of a counter-revolution in Italian wine cellars…

Amphorae
Spanish amphorae known as tinajas have taken over from barriques at Elisabetta Foradori’s winery in Trentino

In-depth report and wines to try…

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Anything but oak: Is Italy’s love affair with ‘barriques’ turning sour?

Anything but oak: Is Italy’s love affair with ‘barriques’ turning sour?

Simon Woolf investigates reports of a counter-revolution in Italian wine cellars…

Amphorae
Spanish amphorae known as tinajas have taken over from barriques at Elisabetta Foradori’s winery in Trentino

In-depth report and wines to try…

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Arnione: A new Bolgheri superstar?

Arnione: A new Bolgheri superstar?

Remember the name ‘Arnione’, says Aldo Fiordelli, who wonders whether the time has come for a new star in Bolgheri to join established names such as Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Tignanello and Masseto.

Arnione Bolgheri

Remember the name…

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Prosecco rosé wine moves closer to reality

Prosecco rosé wine moves closer to reality

Prosecco DOC producers are on the brink of allowing sparkling rosé within their appellation, marrying two of the biggest trends in the wine world.

Prosecco teeth

Prosecco rosé approved by DOC council…

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Top medals at Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 revealed

Top medals at Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 revealed

Here are the wines that have won the prestigious Best in Show medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018.

Full results for DWWA 2018 will be published on 29 May.

DWWA judging week
Gold medals are awarded during the Decanter World Wine Awards judging week.

Wines that have won Best in Show medals…

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Smith Haut Lafitte: All the ‘7’s from 1947 to 2017

Smith Haut Lafitte: All the ‘7’s from 1947 to 2017

It might be known as ‘lucky seven’ in some bingo halls, but vintage years ending in this number have rarely made life easy for Bordeaux red wine producers in the post-Second World War era. Jane Anson reports on a landmark tasting stretching from 1947 to 2007 at Smith Haut Lafitte, with the 2017 en primeur wines also included and three of the estate’s white wines from 1987, 1997 and 2007.

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Smith Haut Lafitte in Pessac-Léognan.

A rare tasting of vintage years ending in ‘7’…

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The Luigi Veronelli collection: Italian gems from decades past

The Luigi Veronelli collection: Italian gems from decades past

Michaela Morris reports on an exclusive tasting of rare Italian wines from the personal collection of the late journalist Luigi Veronelli…

The Luigi Veronelli collection

Rare bottles from the personal collection of a legendary wine journalist…

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Château Lafleur vertical: 1993-2013

Château Lafleur vertical: 1993-2013

Decanter’s John Stimpfig tasted 10 selected vintages of Lafleur to mark two upcoming auctions at Christie’s with wines from this legendary Pomerol estate.

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Harvesting grapes by hand at Château Lafleur in Pomerol.

John Stimpfig tastes 10 vintages of Pomerol legend Lafleur back to 1993…

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California’s Ramey wines: Latest releases tasted

California’s Ramey wines: Latest releases tasted

See exclusive tasting notes and ratings on the latest releases from California’s Ramey Wine Cellars…

Ramey Profile
Ramey’s first estate vineyard, Westside Farms.

See tasting notes and scores…

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Multi-million dollar d’Arenberg Cube wins top design award

Multi-million dollar d’Arenberg Cube wins top design award

The Rubik’s Cube-inspired visitor centre in the middle of d’Arenberg’s McLaren Vale vineyards has been awarded one of Australia’s highest honours for architectural design.

d'Arenberg Cube
Built to resemble a Rubik’s Cube in the process of being solved… Credit: d’Arenberg

Visitor centre wins Good Design Award…

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