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Leaves

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Grape Leaves

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Grape Vineyard

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Vines

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Dripping

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Roadside

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The DFWE returns to New York: Influencers share their must-taste wines

The third annual Decanter Fine Wine Encounter (DFWE) returns to New York City this Saturday, 8 June, promising an exquisite line-up of wines and an array of wine influencers who are ready to share their enthusiasm for the event. Here’s a sneak peek into which wines our influencers are most excited to taste. Quintessa, Napa Valley, Rutherford, California, USA 2013 …

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Rain Soaked

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Decanter Fine Wine Encounter NYC 2024: Highlights

More than 500 wine lovers visited the 50 stands in the Grand Tasting of the DFWE NYC – including Tuscany’s Lamole di Lamole, pictured here. Seven hours, 60 floors up, more than 50 premium producers and four exceptional masterclasses – consumers and wineries were unanimous in heralding the  Decanter Fine Wine Encounter (DFWE) New York City as Manhattan’s greatest world …

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Grape Vines

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Walls: Chasing freshness in Ventoux

The summit of Mt Ventoux In a warming climate, there is one characteristic in wine that is increasingly coveted: freshness. This is why Ventoux, once a marginal climate for quality wines, finds itself in an increasingly strong position. Although most of the appellation’s vineyards are at the foot of the mountain, vines are climbing ever upwards, and have now reached …

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Bordeaux 2023 market analysis: Troplong, Haut-Bailly and VCC released

Troplong Mondot, Haut-Bailly and Vieux Château Certan were the latest major names to release 2023-vintage wines en primeur, on Tuesday morning (11 June). New releases at a glance: Château Troplong Mondot 2023 | 97pts (Decanter) | €90 per bottle ex-négociant, down 11.8% versus 2022 | UK price £1,068 per 12x75cl in bond (IB) Château Haut-Bailly 2023 | 96pts | €90 …

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Champagne Réauts: Fine Champagnes from the Côte des Bar

Alain and Thérèse Réaut inherited their family vineyards in the 1980s. The families had traditionally sold their grapes to the local cooperative (they still sell some to the cooperative Union Auboise). But Alain wanted to make his own Champagne, which he began doing in 1990. Inspired by neighboring vintners, he also decided to begin converting the family’s 10 hectares of …

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Rain Grapes

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DWWA 2024 results sneak peak: Styles to watch

Full Decanter World Wine Awards 2024 results will be published on 19 June, including the highly coveted Best in Show and Platinum medals. Co-Chair Sarah Jane Evans MW, signing off a Gold medal winner. This year’s Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) again promises to highlight a diverse array of stunning premium wines for all budgets. More than 18,000 entries from …

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Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2022 $50 (94 points)

Oozing with character, this succulent and mouthwatering white offers a fleshy, juicy mix of perfectly ripe peach, mango and lemon bar flavors, with fresh herbal accents of lemon verbena and vetiver. Offers accents of freshly grated ginger, tangerine and crunchy sea salt on the finish. Drink now through 2036. 7,442 cases made. Source : 16f6aff82edeed91d8672d354ec23d21

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