In the U.S. at least, Riesling was long considered an overly sweet, uncomplicated wine and by the late ‘80s / early ‘90s or so. But now wine buyers and educators have discovered the whole, deep, complex world that is Riesling wine.
Test your knowledge of this major international grape variety with this week's Decanter quiz.
Why is Champagne the way it is? What makes it so special? What is the Champagne method of production? I was about to cover that and more in my seventh WSET course exploring Champagne.
It’s one thing selecting a quality wine, but do you know what to do with it before you take the plunge and drink it? Until the WSET, no-one had ever told me how I should be correctly storing my wine. I just put them in a rack.
Are you a Rhône, Australian Shiraz, New Zealand Syrah or even a sparkling Shiraz fan? Test your knowledge of this international red grape with this week's Decanter quiz.
Do you know your XOs from your VSOPs? Your single malt from your blended Scotch? Labels on spirits can be as confusing as wine bottles. Navigating the intricate world of spirit labelling is tricky for beginners.
Are you as obsessive about Pinot Noir as Miles in the film Sideways? Test your knowledge of this international super grape with this week's Decanter quiz.
Didn’t get 100% at the quiz last weekend? Time to refresh your knowledge about the world of sparkling wines. What are the typical flavours and production methods of Cava, Procecco, Sekt and Asti?
Champagne, Procecco, Sekt, Cava, Lambrusco... How much do you know about these delicious fizzy drinks?
What are the most famous sweet wines in France, Germany and Italy and how are they made?