FINE – the world’s leading fine wine publisher and TASTINGBOOK – the world’s largest wine information platform – have created the world’s most unique wine competitions –THE WINE of the DECADE.

Carefully selected wine pros around the world have joined the WINE of the DECADE jury to select the best wines of the decades from different wine regions around the world.

The WINE of the DECADE events were first started in South Australia in 2013. It has been followed by several WINE of the DECADE events – 1940's in 2014 and 1970's in 2015, Napa Valley WINE of the 1990's DECADE  in 2015 and in 2016  CHAMPAGNE of the DECADE 2000's in Rheims, WINE of the DECADE 2000's in BurgundyCHAMPAGNE of the DECADE 1990's' in Helsinki and WINE of the DECADE 2000's in Rhône. The latest event was the WINE OF THE DECADE 1980’s - Winner was Sassicaia 1985. The Next one is the WINE OF THE DECADE 1990’s.



August 2020 / Champagne of the Decade 2000's

March 2019 / Italian Wine of the Decade 1990’s

August 2018 / Wine of the Decade 1980's(results have just released - see the News )



THE BEST CHAMPAGNES FROM 2000's have been chosen!

The fourth ever made WINE of the DECADE ranking was dedicated to champagnes from 2000 to 2009. The ranking was made by the professional team from the world’s one and only champagne magazine – FINE Champagne Magazine – and the world’s largest wine information platform –

What is the best Champagne of 2000's. The team assessed over 1000 champagnes in various tastings during 2015-2016. From these results the 100 best made it to the final, which was held in Reims, France. All the tastings were conducted as blind tastings.

The CHAMPAGNE of the DECADE 2000's is Piper-Heidsieck Rare 2002.

The WINE of the DECADE rankings base on the enjoyment that the wines’ deliver at the current moment. ”It is all about wines’ harmony, vivid nuances and balance on palate”, says Juha Lihtonen, the FINE magazines and Tastingbook wine specialist.

The previous WINE of the DECADE rankings have been organised in Adelaide for Australian reds from 2000-2009, in the Napa Valley for its premium Cabernet Sauvignons from 1990-1999 and in Helsinki for all the best wines of 1970's. WINE of the DECADE is the wine ranking concept that was created by FINE wine magazines together with in 2013. The rankings are held 2-3 times a year.


1 Piper-Heidsieck Rare 2002
2 Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000
3 Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé 2002
4 Krug Clos du Mesnil 2002
5 Dom Pérignon 2002
6 Dom Pérignon Rosé 2000
7 Louis Roederer Cristal 2002
8 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2002
9 Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé 2004
10 Dom Pérignon Rosé 2005

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