Daily Wine News: Making It Better

Emily Wines, MS. In Decanter, Clive Pursehouse catches up with Emily Wines, the new chair of the board of directors for the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas. “For me, taking on the role of chair of the board of directors of the Court of Master Sommeliers was really my decision to step in when we were in a crisis. It …

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Decanter Wine Club: now even better

This month marks a year since we launched the Decanter Wine Club in partnership with Wine Access. So to celebrate this milestone, we’ve taken a fresh look at our approach to ensure we’re giving our members both the best wines and the best value subscription.  We started the Club with a choice of two offerings, but after feedback from our …

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Exploring Spain: day trips for wine lovers

Segovia’s 16th-century late Gothic-style cathedral. With its complex history and culture, generally fine weather, wide variety of landscapes, and top-quality food and wines, it’s no surprise that Spain is one of the world’s top travel destinations. But given such a range of choice, especially for the wine-loving traveller, decisions need to be made when planning a trip. Is it better …

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Brunello Riserva 2017 & late releases report: 17 wines to buy

Le Potazzine looking towards Montalcino. See our Brunello 2018 & Brunello 2017 Riserva (plus late releases) score table Read Michaela’s Brunello di Montalcino 2018 vintage report When I arrived at Montalcino’s ‘Benvenuto Brunello’ tastings of the new releases, I was not expecting to taste many Riserva. Sabina Sassetti at Pertimali echoed many of her peers’ reasonings: ‘We only produce Riserva …

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