Jane Anson is Bordeaux correspondent for Decanter, and has lived in the region since 2003. She is author of Bordeaux Legends, a history of the First Growth wines (October 2012 Editions de la Martiniere), the Bordeaux and Southwest France author of The Wine Opus and 1000 Great Wines That Won’t Cost A Fortune (both Dorling Kindersley, 2010 and 2011). Anson is contributing writer of the Michelin Green Guide to the Wine Regions of France (March 2010, Michelin Publications), and writes a monthly wine column for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, where she lived from 1994 to 1997. Winner of Prix Baron Philippe de Rothschild and graduate of DUAD tasting diploma with Bordeaux Institute of Oenology. Accredited wine teacher at the Bordeaux Ecole du Vin, with a Masters in publishing from University College London.
Jane Anson reports on how Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have risen to the summit of the world grape planting league in the past decade, and why some people think Cab has the legs to top its rival in their Bordeaux heartland...
As technological advances make it easier to deal with variable weather conditions, Jane Anson assesses the impact of hot and cool vintages in Bordeaux and offers advice on what to buy – whatever the weather...
Lafite Rothschild has opened up its entire back catalogue to mark 150 years since Baron James de Rothschild signed the deeds of ownership. Jane Anson reports on an evening to remember, with wines ranging from 2010 back to 1881.
Ningxia is being hailed as the country’s top region for quality wine. Jane Anson meets the producers leading the way.
A team of 'super tasters' has pin-pointed seven sets of aromas in aged Bordeaux and it's helping scientists to find the molecules that shape terroir. Jane Anson reports from the cutting edge of wine science in her latest Decanter.com column...
New research to discover how some of the world’s greatest wines develop sweetness without the presence of sugar has pinpointed specific types of oak ageing as key, writes Jane Anson in her weekly column.
Jane Anson explains the Rioja single vineyard designation, what it may mean for Spanish wine and when you might see the first wines on shop shelves.
Jane Anson reports on a tasting of more than 70 Bordeaux 2008 wines, including first growths, and hosted this month by the BI merchant in the 10th anniversary of the vintage.
‘The ambition and drive you find in Ningxia is infectious’
How many earthworms does it take to make a fine wine? No, it's not a pre-emptive Christmas cracker joke. It's part of a massive issue facing the future of wine, according to influential soil consultants.