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Justerini & Brooks plug Verdicchio hole at Spring/Summer tasting

Published:  22 February, 2023

This week, the fine wine and whisky merchants Justerini & Brooks welcomed the trade to its Spring/Summer portfolio tasting at Quo Vadis on Dean Street, Soho. 


Penfolds launches first-ever multi-vintage Yattarna in Paris

Published:  17 February, 2023

Penfolds officially unveiled its first-ever multi-vintage Chardonnay in Paris this week during a reception hosted by chief winemaker, Peter Gago. The wine is a blend of five Yattarna vintages and aptly named the Penfolds V. 


Great Whites: in-depth analysis of Italian white wines

Published:  15 June, 2022

Who hasn’t had a love affair with Italian wines? It’s a rite of passage for any true wine lover. Before heading off to the extremes of Chile or the slopes of the Mosel or Douro, wine buffs tend to fall into the arms of Piedmont, Tuscany and Etna. With so much varietal and stylistic diversity, it’s easy to be carried away by the sheer breadth – and to be very promiscuous with – Italy’s array of choice.


French give green light for global Chenin conference in South Africa

Published:  15 June, 2022

Stellenbosch has been selected as the global meeting point this November for a prestigious, multi-disciplinary congress on Chenin Blanc, a grape variety regarded as key to the future of wine growing. 


Rueda DO celebrates heritage with launch of Gran Vino de Rueda

Published:  17 March, 2022

If Rueda is not on your radar, it should be - the white grape-producing region has become one of Spain’s most popular sources of wine. 


UK demand for premium Prosecco doubles

Published:  05 May, 2020

Export volumes from the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG to the UK doubled in 2019, according to the latest data from its Consorzio.


Bolney moves to 100% recyclable bottles

Published:  07 October, 2019

Sussex-based winery Bolney Wine Estate has redesigned its labelling to make its bottles 100% recyclable for the first time.


Silvaner makes a comeback

Published:  22 October, 2018

After an inauspicious beginning, Silvaner is poised to become one of Europe's great aromatic white varieties, according to sommelier Andrej Grunert.


Plumpton College introduces awareness day to highlight ‘light strike’ damage

Published:  20 June, 2018

Plumpton College has, in partnership with Sparkling Wine World Championship (CSWWC) and Nyetimber introduced a ‘light strike’ awareness day coinciding with summer solstice - the longest day of the year.


Aldi reports bumper Christmas boosted by booze

Published:  04 January, 2018

Aldi has reported record sales over the Christmas period pushing its annual UK sales to break the £10bn barrier for the first time.


Guy Woodward: A love letter to Bordeaux. No, really…

Published:  15 May, 2017

“Ahh, so you’re the one who hates Bordeaux…” said the late, great Denis Dubourdieu when we were introduced. Bordeaux’s pre-eminent authority on white wines, Dubourdieu was a man used to having his reputation precede him. Me? Less so. As I told the master winemaker, though, I don’t hate Bordeaux. We were drinking white Haut-Brion at the time, after all. But, as I also told him – and put into print as often as I could get away with at Decanter – I do hate its arrogance, its prices, and the nauseating esteem in which it is held by those old enough to know better.