Wine Spotlights

Terroir stands out at Decanter judging

Wine competitions exist primarily for the wineries, but just as important, they are a training ground for judges and a chance for them to taste wines they wouldn’t normally see.

Nebbiolo Prima: take 2

Earlier this year, like Winnie the Pooh returning to the honey pot, Steve Blandford again attended the Nebbiolo Prima tasting event

Nebbiolo in New Zealand

The nebbiolo entry in the marvellous, but weighty, book Wine Grapes finishes with a simple sentence, “There are also very limited plantings in New Zealand”.

Tantalising 2014 Tillington

Tillington Vineyard in West Sussex is one of the 11 vineyards from which Nyetimber, The Real Review’s Top Winery of Great Britain 2021, produces its impressive array of sparkling wines.

Henschke’s top shirazes unleashed

Today the embargo is lifted on the 2017 Henschke Hill of Grace, a truly great vintage of this wonderful wine, and three other top Henschke shirazes from the 2017 vintage.