Champagne gained UNESCO status in 2015 A crocodile of poncho-wearing tourists trail behind a cruise-ship guide in the aftermath of a downpour in St-Emilion. It’s an unseasonably soggy summer day in the medieval town and the steep, narrow lanes are treacherous, but that’s not deterring thousands of visitors: American voices mingle with French, German and Chin […]
Twenty years ago, few people would have been able to envisage just how Malbec would evolve. The variety, which had been neglected for decades in its homeland, and only rarely used in red blends in other countries – such as Vega Sicilia in Spain and California’s Opus One – is today grown successfully not only […] The post Malbec across the Andes appeared firs […]
Wine storage business owner faces 18 months in prison. Stealing between $550,000 and $1.5m of wine from his clients.. The post US storage owner admits stealing up to $1.5m of fine wine appeared first on Decanter.
Additional reporting by Jane Anson in Bordeaux.André Lurton at La Louvière. He helped drive the creation of Pessac-Léognan... The post Bordeaux wine legend André Lurton dies appeared first on Decanter.
Château Léoville Barton St-Julien was always one of the most balanced appellations of the Médoc, with complexity, elegance and finesse. It covers just 5km north to south and, at 910ha, is one third of the size of Pauillac – though not so far off from Pomerol, which clocks in today at 800ha. The appellation has just 19 winemakers, […] The post Anson: Comparin […]