Winston Churchill spent $150k a year on wine

We all knew that Winston Churchill had alcohol in his veins for a good part of his life, but how much did all that grog cost? [Read more…]

Which wines did Fleming’s James Bond drink?

With the new James Bond film, Spectre, released this week, Decanter steps beyond product positioning on the big screen to discover what James Bond really drank in Ian Fleming’s original novels. Clue: it wasn’t just Bollinger and Dry Martinis. [Read more…]

What Is Terroir?

Nobody quite understands this intangible characteristic, yet it’s incredibly important in the wine world. [Read more…]

These Wine Socks Turn Off Netflix When You Fall Asleep

The problem: You get hammered on red wine and fall asleep with Netflix on – meaning you wake up with no idea where you were in your show. Netflix suggested solution: [Read more…]

How to Talk to a Sommelier Without Looking Like a Dummy

Don’t be that guy. [Read more…]

How to Pack Wine in Your Suitcase

Flying with a bottle or two of your favorite vintage is easy (and disaster-proof) if you keep these tips in mind. [Read more…]

Century-old Krug champagne sold for $116,000

A bottle of 1915 Krug champagne went under the hammer for $116,375 in New York, one of just four left in the cellars of the sparkling drink makers. [Read more…]

How to Develop a Palate for Wine

The “Wine For Lawyers” series is written by sommelier and criminal defense lawyer Brian Tannebaum.

There are few terms that annoy me more than anything that ends with “for lawyers.” So when Sam asked me if I would pen some thoughts on how to not embarrass yourself with a wine list for lawyers, I immediately said, “oh, absolutely.” [Read more…]

WineGlass Turns Wine Menus into Interactive Displays

If you’ve ever been sat staring at a long wine list wondering what the hell you’re going to order, this app is one you need to add to your arsenal. [Read more…]

A Crash Course in Spotting Fake Wine From the Sherlock Holmes of Wine

For big-time wine collectors, counterfeit wine is a real concern. That’s when people have to call in the big guns like top wine fraud investigator Maureen Downey, aka the Sherlock Holmes of Wine. [Read more…]