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Jura Wine Hits Record Price

Jura Wine Hits Record Price

One of France’s most overlooked wine regions has come of age at auction.

Shelf life for bag-in-box wines

Shelf life for bag-in-box wines

Bag-in-box wines have shorter durability than wines in bottle. And the small sizes, 1.5 and 3 litres have the shortest. These sizes are now becoming more and more popular, also in France. At a recent bag-in-box conference, where Smurfit Kappa an…

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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Prophet’s Rock Vin de Paille

Prophet’s Rock Vin de Paille

This wine deserves a mention, even if few will get to try it. It’s the first vintage of Prophet’s Rock new Vin de Paille, a ‘straw wine’ made from Pinot Gris grapes dried on racks in the vineyard barn for 45 days, and then whole bunch pressed. The resulting concentrated must is fermented using wild […]

Weingut Künstler, an artist in the Rheingau

Weingut Künstler, an artist in the Rheingau

“The artist” himself, Gunter Künstler, is CEO of the company since 1992. He presented in a very humble manner six rieslings from different years and places and two spätburgunders (pinot noir). Gunter told me that there are documents …

The four most popular wine countries in Sweden 2017

The four most popular wine countries in Sweden 2017

Italy shot to the top position in 2012, as the country selling most volume of wine into Sweden, and is still there. Not threatened by anyone at the moment. In 2017, 56.8 million litres of Italian wine were sold at Systembolaget, the Swedish reta…

The four most popular wine countries in Sweden 2017

The four most popular wine countries in Sweden 2017

Italy shot to the top position in 2012, as the country selling most volume of wine into Sweden, and is still there. Not threatened by anyone at the moment. In 2017, 56.8 million litres of Italian wine were sold at Systembolaget, the Swedish reta…

Why are vibrations harmful to wine? – Ask Decanter

Why are vibrations harmful to wine? – Ask Decanter

We are told to keep wine away from vibrations when storing it, buy why is this?

vibrations wine

No such thing as good vibrations for wine, says our expert…

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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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