Only 550 bottles of Liber Pater’s 2015 vintage were produced and just 240 set for release in September this year – priced to ‘show the real and old taste of Bordeaux’, according to the estate. Speaking exclusively to Decanter.com, Liber Pater’s owner and winemaker, Loïc Pasquet, said that no price can truly pay justice to […] The post Liber Pater to release […]
Serving wine is a fine art: different glasses for different wines, to decant or not to decant. See this quiz on the best way to serve wine. The post Quiz: Best way to serve wine appeared first on Decanter.
'I told you we should have brought an extra case...' Astronauts may be able to use resveratrol, an antioxidant compound found in the skins of red wine grapes, to help them maintain bone and muscle mass on Mars. A daily dose of resveratrol could help the human body cope with Mars’ partial gravity, says an initial study published by Frontiers in Phys […]
Château Pichon-Longueville Baron on the left of the D2, and Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande on the right. Comparing the styles of these two Pauillac estates, lying just opposite each other on the Route des Châteaux... The post Comparing Bordeaux's two Château Pichon estates appeared first on Decanter.
How much should social responsibility and environmental credentials be used to define fine wine? A new way of looking at fine wine... The post Anson: Why we need ethical fine wine appeared first on Decanter.
Wait! I need to get my wine thermometer... Quick guide to red wine serving temperature Light, fruity reds: Serve these reds slightly chilled, at 12-13 degrees Celsius (54 – 56 degrees Fahrenheit) Medium-bodied reds: Serve between 14 and 16 degrees (56 – 60 degrees Fahrenheit) Full-bodied reds: Serve between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius, (61 – 65 degrees Fahrenh […]
Enough to go around...Pressure eases after global wine production rises in 2018. World wine production hit 292m hectolitres in 2018, the second highest total since 2000 and up 17% versus 2017, said the Organisation of Vine & Wine ahead of its annual congress, in Geneva, Switzerland. That is equivalent to 38.9bn bottles and reflects strong rebounds for th […]
An adult spotted lanternfly... Researchers are concerned about the potential spread of the spotted lanternfly, which first showed up in the US in Pennsylvania five years ago but was found in Virginia vineyards in early 2018. The brightly-coloured, sap-sucking flies could damage California vineyards, according to UC Riverside, which is trying to get ahead by […]