Jane Anson writes about Thomas Jefferson's influence on Bordeaux during his brief time in the city and includes a cautionary tale from later in Jefferson's life when he pursued an America First-style policy as the third US president.
While en primeur week is coming to an end, Jane Anson talks through the growing season and looks at how the freshly picked Bordeaux 2016 vintage is shaping up.
Jane Anson talks to estate agents worldwide about the state of Chinese investment in vineyards - and how a new law in China could change things.
Jane Anson picks five inspirational wine stories that she has come across in 2015, her first year writing weekly columns for Decanter.com. Read about them here.
How can you get the most out of tasting wine? It's a personal conversation between you and the contents of your glass, but remember that most of what’s important is said only in retrospect.
Negociants are clearing the decks for a highly anticipated Bordeaux 2015 vintage, but even a very good crop of wines will not be a silver bullet for en primeur, reports Jane Anson in the second part of her behind-the-scenes look at this year's harvest.
[Jane Anson] As anticipation around Bordeaux 2015 rises, what are the courtiers up to? What do the consultants think? And which château has flown in guests for a lavish end of harvest party? Jane Anson goes behind the scenes.
[Jane Anson] And yet, despite this making Lamont one of the most significant players in Bordeaux, for years journalists would routinely run out little more about Haichang than to describe its owner.
First up, you should know that most of the people that I interviewed about the fallout of Bordeaux 2014 don’t want me to name them. So you’re just going to have to trust me that these are serious players with true inside knowledge of what is
[Jane Anson] We are here because these remote mountains almost certainly are about to challenge the existing wisdom of where to grow quality wine in China.