Behind the scenes at the Decanter World Wine Awards

The wine world has plenty of competitions and dishes out numerous medals – but few make the industry sit up and take notice like the Decanter World Wine Awards. Our buyer Jasper Morris MW gives us his behind-the-scenes insight into the judging for this year’s Burgundy category. I spent three fulfilling days last week chairing […]

Koshu wine: a taste of Japan

Jasper Morris MW, our Burgundy and New Zealand buyer, returned from a recent tour of Japanese wineries with taste-buds piqued and interest heightened. Here he reports on the best, foxiest and most idiosyncratic wines tasted. After a week of tasting and feasting in Tokyo with the wines of Burgundy, I spent a fascinating day in […]

The best of Burgundy: what to drink in 2014

Jasper Morris MW, our Burgundy buyer and part-time resident of the region, has delved into his cellars to uncork those bottles which are drinking perfectly right now. The pecking order, he finds, has changed – so read this before you open another bottle… In Burgundy, I have recently found that 2007 and 2001 have replaced […]

Breaking news from Burgundy

In anticipation of the annual update from Jasper Morris MW, our Burgundy buyer, we have a sneak preview of his report. With 1,490 tasting notes, and the inside track on the issues facing the region, it really is essential reading… Special Report: Premox – the premature oxidation of white wines “Premature Oxidation, Premox – or indeed just […]