Tag Archives: Decanter

• Russia Plans $1bn Investment in Crimean Wine Industry

Russia Plans $1bn Investment in Crimean Wine Industry

The Russian Government plans to invest up to RUB30bn ($1bn) for the development of wine industry in the recently annexed Crimean and Caucasian regions. The investment plans are set to receive approval at an upcoming meeting of the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev-led government, reported Decanter. Crimea currently has vineyards in 31,000ha in the region that […]

• Brangelina’s second wine vintage called ‘mouthwatering’

Brangelina’s second wine vintage called ‘mouthwatering’

The latest Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie sequel is being described as powerful and elegant with a “mouthwatering finish.” These raves don’t appear in movie publications – they’re from Decanter magazine’s review of the celebrity couple’s second vintage of rose wine produced at their French Provencal estate, Chateau Miraval. The 2013 Miraval goes on sale online Friday […]

• Decanting Wine In A Blender. You Heard Right.

Decanting Wine In A Blender. You Heard Right.

Don’t blame me. Blame Nathan Myhrvold. Last year, the chef and former Microsoft chief technology officer released “Modernist Cuisine at Home” (The Cooking Lab; $140; 456 pages), a scientific cooking tome that teaches intrepid home cooks to emulsify and sous vide in the comfort of their own kitchens. In it, Myhrvold declares that the best […]

• Love wine? Apartment comes with a sommelier…in Tokyo

Love wine? Apartment comes with a sommelier…in Tokyo

Developer breaks ground on a Tokyo complex designed especially for oenophiles. The underground wine cellar will hold 10,000 bottles. Workers have broken ground on an apartment building in Tokyo designed especially for wine lovers in Tokyo, complete with an on-site sommelier, ground-floor wine bar and bistro. It’s a luxurious concept for serious oenophiles. The 10-story […]

• Johnnie Walker’s Diamond Jubilee $158,235 Whiskey

Johnnie Walker’s Diamond Jubilee $158,235 Whiskey

Image: Born Rich To celebrate the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee marking her 60th year at the throne, Johnnie Walker has released “Diamond Jubilee”, a special $158,235 bottle of rare malt and grain Scotch Whiskey distilled in 1952, the year of her majesty’s coronation. Perhaps one of the most loved and well-known whiskey brands of […]

• Rare Inglenook wines up for auction

Rare Inglenook wines up for auction

Rare bottles of Napa legend Inglenook – including vintages from the 1940s – come under the hammer in New York this month. Inglenook, the estate built by Gustave Niebaum at the turn of the century, which Francis Ford Coppola bought in 1975, spending the next 40 years reconstructing and restoring, was until the 1970s one […]

• Canada: Ontario sets maximum wine bottle weight limit

Canada: Ontario sets maximum wine bottle weight limit

Canadian province Ontario is leading the move toward lightweight bottling by setting a maximum weight on the wines it approves. The state-controlled Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has said it will not stock any wines packaged in a bottle weighing more than 420g from 1 January 2013. In a letter seen by Decanter, Bob […]

• Wine’s Most Powerful People

Wine’s Most Powerful People

Now that China has ramped up its wine consumption, the Middle Kingdom is also gaining respect in the industry. Wine magazine Decanter published its 2011 power list this week, ranking the 50 most influential people in the industry. Not only do five people on the list reside in China or Hong Kong, but Asian consumption patterns are also changing the wine world, even […]

• Take the chill off red wine. Nuke it. Oh, & blend for hyper-decanting. True.

Take the chill off red wine. Nuke it. Oh, & blend for hyper-decanting. True.

Here’s a rich-people problem for you: What to do when your wine cellar is a few degrees colder than is really ideal, especially for bigger bodied reds. Enter the Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia, written by Tom Stevenson and first published in 1988. It’s now in its fourth edition, and for “taking the chill off” of red […]

• Which wine aerator provides the best bang for your buck?

Which wine aerator provides the best bang for your buck?

THE QUESTION: Which wine aerator provides the best bang for your buck? They all seem to do the same thing and even the Vinturi has a specific white-wine and red-wine aerator. What’s the difference? THE ANSWER: Aerators are all the rage in the wine-accessories world. I’ve tried out countless versions. Aerators are designed to improve […]

• Decanter publishes ratings for exceptional Bordeaux 2010 vintage

Decanter publishes ratings for exceptional Bordeaux 2010 vintage

The Decanter team – Steven Spurrier in the Medoc and Graves, James Lawther on the Right Bank, and Michel Bettane in Sauternes – give their verdicts on one of the most talked-about vintages of the last 10 years. All are unequivocal: Bordeaux 2010 is an exceptional vintage. ‘Only time will tell if it is better […]

• Riedel: We’re in China for the long haul

Riedel: We’re in China for the long haul

Georg Riedel does not expect to see any great takeup of his glasses in China for a generation. Riedel set up its own distribution network in China in July 2010 as a ‘strategic move,’ the 60-year-old CEO of the company told Decanter.com. The 300-year-old Austrian firm sells the entire range of its glasses – which […]

• Get out your auction paddles: Chris de Burgh’s Wine Collection For Sale Next Month at Christie’s

Get out your auction paddles: Chris de Burgh’s Wine Collection For Sale Next Month at Christie’s

As we mentioned last fall, singer Chris DeBurgh, who most famous for in the U.S. for his song “Lady in Red,” is also a wine collector who is ready to sell off some of his best vintages. Last year he sat down with Decanter to confess that the reason he is gong to sell is […]

• Best Wine Decanter & Aerator Helps Enjoy Your Wine Faster

Best Wine Decanter & Aerator Helps Enjoy Your Wine Faster

Here is a comparison of wine aerators and Soirée came out on top. Soirée fits securely into any wine bottle allowing you to pour, without dripping directly through the Soirée. By pouring wine with a Soirée, the Soirée creates an intermediary stage where the wine is infused with oxygen and then cascades into your glass. […]

• Lafite adds Chinese symbol on 2008 & price rises 20%

Lafite adds Chinese symbol on 2008 & price rises 20%

Demand for Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2008 shot up overnight yesterday, following the announcement that its bottles will be etched with the Chinese figure eight. UK merchants are reporting selling out of the wine following the news, broken yesterday by Decanter.com, that the bottles will carry the symbol when the wine is bottled next year. On […]