Anson on Thursday
The seven key aromas of aged Bordeaux
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...
Oak ageing holds key to wine sweetness
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.
Rioja single vineyard – Five key questions answered
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.
How Bordeaux 2008 wines taste now
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’--Decanter column
‘The ambition and drive you find in Ningxia is infectious’
Why a decline in soil health should worry all wine lovers
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.
The three Léovilles
They may have their own identities but, as Jane Anson discovers, the unique trio of châteaux that form the magical Léoville estate in Bordeaux also have much in common...
Going biodynamic in Ningxia
Jane Anson discovered a different side of China's fledgling fine wine region during a visit this month.
Inside Lafite’s Chinese wine project – Exclusive
The parent company of Château Lafite Rothschild opens up to Jane Anson about its 10-year vineyard project in China and reveals plans to release its first Chinese fine wine next year.
Growing pains for Bordeaux’s Chinese investors?
Chinese investment in Bordeaux vineyards has continued apace in 2017, yet there’s talk that some buyers are looking to leave. It hasn’t all been plain sailing, finds Jane Anson, but don’t believe the latest hype just yet.