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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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Hugh Johnson: When bottles surprise you

Hugh Johnson: When bottles surprise you

Hugh Johnson considers those times when your highly anticipated bottles end up a disappointment…

Wine can be hard to predict…

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Wine Legend: Château Ausone 2005

Wine Legend: Château Ausone 2005

Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame…

Chateau Auson 2005

Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame…

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Comment: ‘There are two worlds of wine: the fine-wine machine… and then the rest’

Comment: ‘There are two worlds of wine: the fine-wine machine… and then the rest’

Can we judge the ‘two worlds’ of wine in the same way, asks Andrew Jefford…

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Should they be judged in the same way?

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Anson: What drives people to make wine?

Anson: What drives people to make wine?

Whether you have dreams of making your own cuvée, or already spend your days in the cellar, Jane Anson considers the enduring appeal of producing wine.

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What drives people to make wine?

What drives people to make wine?

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Steven Spurrier’s fine wine world

Steven Spurrier’s fine wine world

Decanter’s long-standing consultant editor hand-picks fine wines for drinking now and recommends others to lay down…

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What Steven Spurrier has been drinking…

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Interview and tasting with L’Eglise Clinet owner

Interview and tasting with L’Eglise Clinet owner

Jane Anson meets and tastes with Denis Durantou, owner and winemaker at star Pomerol estate Château L’Eglise Clinet, plus Les Cruzelles in Lalande-de-Pomerol and Montlandrie in Côtes de Castillon.

Read Jane’s interview, published in Decanter magazine’s June 2018 issue, plus new tasting notes only available to Premium members.

Château Les Cruzelles
Château Les Cruzelles in Lalande-de-Pomerol

Interview and exclusive tasting with Denis Durantou…

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Exciting Chilean wines: Colchagua producers to watch

Exciting Chilean wines: Colchagua producers to watch

Known for its Carmenère vineyards, Colchagua is home to some of Chile’s biggest names in wine. Alistair Cooper MW highlights the rising stars to keep an eye on – plus his top 12 wines to try, available exclusively to Premium members.

Koyle vineyard
Koyle vineyard

Cutting-edge Chilean wines from Colchagua…

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Top Portuguese white wines to seek out

Top Portuguese white wines to seek out

The best of Portugal’s white wines fuse tradition and modernity, says Sarah Ahmed, who recommends her favourite new releases from recent trade tastings in the UK.

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Vineyards in Alentejo.

The best of Portugal’s white wines fuse tradition and modernity…

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