Wine News 2018-01-22T15:03:48+00:00
best restaurants in San Sebastián
Travel guide experts Lonely Planet have listed the world’s top food experiences, with sampling Pintxos in San Sebastián the number one choice. See which others made the list... Bodega Donostiarra has been serving up top-notch tortilla since 1928.World’s top food experiences listed by Lonely Planet The Lonely Planet Ultimate Eatlist has ranked what its contributors and editors believe are the top 500 food experiences on the planet. The guide asked its food writers, bloggers and staff members to list their best favourite gastronomic moments. With this list, the panel of Lonely Planet food editors along with chef and TV presenter Adam Liaw and food blogger [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018 8:02:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Borgogno Barolo Riserva Vertical
Michaela Morris gets a fascinating insight into the future plans of this historic winery and reports on a tasting of vintages going back to the 1930s...‘We changed everything to change nothing,’ says winemaker Andrea Farinetti, revelling in the paradox. Beneath the sleepy streets of the Barolo township, we are in Borgogno’s modest tasting room deep within the original cellars. To demonstrate his vision for the future, Farinetti takes me back into the past by opening up a vertical of Borgogno’s Barolo Riserva back to 1937. Scroll down to see Michaela’s tasting notes & scores You might also like: Le Pergole Torte: One of Italy’s [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Brunello di Montalcino 2010
Rated as one of the top all-time vintages in Montalcino, many unheralded producers did very well in this tasting and some of the wines are now coming into their drinking windows. See the in-depth report below... Originally published in Decanter magazine's December 2015 issue and now available online in full, exclusively for Premium members. This tasting: 99 Brunello di Montalcino 2010 wines submitted and tasted, with five rated outstanding ‘Many estates broke through this time around, producing some of the best wines they have ever been associated with,’ said our panel of Andrea Briccarello, Ian D’Agata and Michael Garner Ian D’Agata, writing in the December 2015 issue [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018 6:30:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Domaine Huet wines, new releases
An exclusive report on Domaine Huet's latest releases, plus tasting notes on several older vintages from this legendary Vouvray estate...Founded in the Loire village of Vouvray in 1928, Domaine Huet is revered for its ageworthy Chenin Blancs. Gaston Huet, son of the founders, was mayor of Vouvray from when the AC was granted in 1947 to 1989, and supervised more than 60 vintages until his death in 2002. Scroll down to see the full profile and tasting notes You might also like: Wine Legend: Domaine Huet, Le Haut Lieu 1947 Old-vine Chenin Blanc in South Africa Muscadet wines: Time to think again – panel tasting results The [...]
Mon, Aug 13, 2018 11:10:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
wine money, wine collection
In the second of his 'August essays' series, Andrew Jefford considers the 'contamination of wine' by money.Off limits? Andrew Jefford considers the implications of soaring prices for top wines in recent decades.The biggest wine contaminant (far worse than sulphur) is money.  I don’t know how to put it any other way.  The contamination is growing worse all the time.  The better the wine, tragically, the more money it contains.  Fine wines are now brimful of money. Yes, they contain a lot of hard work — and luck.  Yes, the quest for excellence they imply is sincere, sometimes even altruistic.  Yes, they [...]
Mon, Aug 13, 2018 8:40:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Carmignano wines
This small, northerly corner of Tuscany has a long, noble history. But can its complex terroirs and the passion of its producers ever lift Carmignano’s DOCG wines above the clamour for Chianti? Stephen Brook visits the region…Getting your bearings in Carmignano...Enrico Pierazzuoli, one of the brothers who own the Le Farnete estate in Tuscany, is standing among his vines shortly before harvest. ‘I’m not sitting at a computer or staring at analyses before harvest,’ he tells me. ‘I’m here in the vineyard. I’m not against technology. You can use GPS and drones and soil probes, but then you have to make [...]
Sun, Aug 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
new zealand road trip
Take a 10-day road trip through five of New Zealand's best wine regions on the country's South Island, including Marlborough, Nelson and Central Otago – with travel tips on wineries to visit, places to stay and restaurants not to miss.An unforgettable journey through South Island's dramatic landscape and beautiful wine regions... New Zealand road trip: South Island wine trail New Zealand’s mountainous South Island is dramatic, wonderfully underpopulated and home to the country’s most famous region, Marlborough, as well as Nelson, Waipara Valley, Central Otago and the lesser known Waitaki Valley.  The intrepid traveller can soak up its flavours on a 10-day trip around [...]
Sun, Aug 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
palate wine
What are the things to do - or avoid - before a day of tasting wine? We ask the experts…Wine tasting at a Decanter Fine Wine Encounter. How to prepare your palate for wine tasting – ask Decanter Avoid strong flavaours like coffee and tobacco Taste before meals if possible Drink plenty of water Think about the order of wines A full day of wine tasting can be quite a challenge on your palate, and it can get fatigued. You also don’t want other flavours influencing how you taste the wine. ‘Don’t drink coffee just before a tasting or anything that would affect your palate, such [...]
Sat, Aug 11, 2018 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
southern italy wines, puglia
There are seriously underrated wines in Italy’s hot south if you know where to look, says Susan Hulme MW, who selects a few examples from 10 of her favourite producers.Vineyards and 'trulli' buildings in Puglia, home to some of Southern Italy's hidden gems...Southern Italy rightly has a value-for-money reputation, but it also has the potential to rival great wine regions, thanks to a warm Mediterranean climate, distinctive and characterful grape varieties and a long history of winemaking that goes back to the time of ancient Greece and Rome. Yet as recently as the mid-1990s, southern Italian wines were still languishing in [...]
Sat, Aug 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
wines under 20
See our summer selection of great value Australian white wines in a variety of styles...Great value wines under £20 Australian whites can offer fantastic value and a wide range of styles, from Italian-influenced Fiano and Pinot Grigio wines to French varietals like Roussanne, Viognier, cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc and classic Chardonnay. Plus, look out for the must-try Tasmanian Riesling. All are under the £20 and rated by our experts. Find your favourite in the top 10 wines in the collection below… Top supermarket wines: DWWA medal winners  Best Waitrose wines to try this summer Understanding tasting notes: Tasting notes decoded Each week we bring you new wines, [...]
Fri, Aug 10, 2018 3:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source